The Michigan State University Center for Bleeding and Clotting Disorders (CBCD) provides comprehensive medical care for patients across the State of Michigan. The social worker supporting this unit will participate in clinics to assess the psychological needs of patients and families, perform counseling, and provide them with education and support. As part of a multidisciplinary health team, they will communicate with other staff members to establish appropriate plans of care. They will provide insurance/financial counseling, facilitate resolution of billing and insurance issues, and assist patients and families navigating commercial insurance, Medicaid, Medical, and disability systems, including the application and renewal process. They may visit patients or families in home, school, clinic, or hospital settings. The successful candidate may plan community outreach and educational activities, monitory legislation impacting persons with chronic bleeding and clotting disorders, or communicate with outside agencies and organizations to promote CBCD services.
Characteristic duties and Responsibilities
Prepares intake and treatment notes as well as statistical reports in order to track patient care.
Performs monthly billing duties for CSHCS insurance
Ensures proper insurance is active and assisting in securing insurance
Performs counseling and advocacy as needed for patients and families.
Educates clients, parents, health care professionals and the community regarding developmental and treatment issues as related to CBCD.
Consults with clients, parents, families and staff in order to assess the need for additional services and refers to campus/community referral sources when appropriate.
Acts as a patient advocate with various service providers.
Participates as a team member and/or liaison in staff meetings, committees, conferences, and organizational meetings on a clinic, regional, state and national level.
Assist and may implement QI processes for CBCD
Provide emotional support for patients participating in research as necessary
May have the opportunity to attend professional conference, workshops and continuing education programs related to CBCD work.
Establishes and coordinates didactic/support groups around designated issues in order to assist and support clients.
Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills
Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing one or two years of graduate study beyond a Bachelor's degree, such as a Masters in Social Work; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in counseling in a health/mental health environment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and State certification as a Social Worker. ACSW may be required in order to provide primary supervision of social work students.
Excellent verbal/non-verbal communication skills; ability to work with a multi-disciplinary team. Previous clinical experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families. Previous experience with patient programming and educational event coordination. Knowledge of electronic medical record documentation.
Required Application Materials
Résumé and cover letter
Description of End Date
This is an off dated position funded for one year from the date of hire with possible extension contingent upon funding renewal.
Summary of Health Risks
TB risk or work within 3 feet of human patients in a health care setting or have potential exposure to animals or to specimens with Mycobacterium.
Bidding eligibility ends on 12/18/2018 at 11:55 PM
Internal Number: 549941
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