The Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition is seeking a Licensed Clinical Social Worker to join our team in the IBD Clinic. The Clinical Social Worker functions as a member of the interdisciplinary team and provides clinical social work services to patients and their families to improve or maintain social, emotional, functional and physical health: provides consultation, education, and training to staff regarding psychosocial issues that impact the delivery of optimal health care services; and participates in the development and delivery of education, research and continuous quality improvement.
This is a faculty position within the School of Medicine.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Provides relevant and timely psychosocial assessments of patients and families.
Provides ongoing psychotherapy for patients presenting with anxiety, depression, and/or stress management issues in the context of chronic illness (CBT, mindfulness based stress reduction, etc.).
Participates in multiple clinic offerings including psychiatric medication management program, pediatric transition patient program, and functional medicine clinic health coaching program.
Assesses the patient's needs for case management oversight/intervention.
Collaborates with appropriate care coordinators to facilitate continuity of care and optimal health outcomes.
Provides crisis intervention as necessary to increase patient/family functioning and facilitate health management.
Promotes multidisciplinary collaboration between all members of the health care team to facilitate and coordinate quality patient care in a timely manner.
Documents clinical practice in accordance with regulatory agencies, funding agency requirements, and other professional standards.
Fulfills programmatic responsibilities specific to the job assignment.
Participates in ongoing education.
Maintains professional education requirements as required by state licensure.
Serves as the Patient Rights Advocate.
Masterâs Degree in Social Work
Must hold LCSW in the state of Tennessee
Two years experience in medical social work preferred.
Must have experience conducting psychotherapy. Prefer 3 or more years of experience in clinical mental health counseling including use of modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR).
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is a comprehensive health care facility dedicated to patient care, research, and biomedical education. Our reputation for excellence in these areas has made us a major center for patient referrals from throughout the Mid-South. Each year, people throughout Tennessee and the Southeast choose Vanderbilt University Medical Center for their health care because of our leadership in medical science and our dedication to treating patients with dignity and compassion.The mission of Vanderbilt University Medical Center is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.