University of Chicago Medicine

  • Medical Social Worker- Home Care- Full-Time, Days

    Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 2 months ago(11/30/2018 9:59 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-16496
    Benefits Eligible
    Yes
    Shift
    Day
    CBA Code
    Non-Union
  • Job Description

    Bring Your Passion to the Forefront:

    Medical Social Worker- Home Care- Full-Time, Days 

     

    Join the hospital trusted by Chicago’s Southland, Ingalls Memorial Hospital, in this role as a Medical Social Worker in Home Care. 

     

    The Medical Social Worker provides services to patients and families to resolve social, emotional and/or financial problems which impede the effective treatment and recovery of a patient's medical condition. Responsible for the implementation of standards of care for medical social services including community resource planning, psychosocial assessments and support.  This position will be responsible for supporting patients on the Inpatient Hospice Unit, Field Hospice and patients in the field within our Intermittent Home Care Division. Duties include assessing the psychosocial status of patients/families/caregivers related to the patient's terminal illness and environment. Carries out social evaluations and plans intervention based on evaluation findings. Provides information and referral services to patients/families/caregivers and community agencies. Participates in development of the Plan of Care and attends weekly interdisciplinary team conferences.

     

    Required Qualifications

    • Requires a current Illinois license as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Master's degree in Social Work from an accredited school of social work.
    • Minimum of one year's experience as a Social Worker in home care and/or hospice required
    • Must have excellent verbal and written communication and organization skills.
    • Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license and current automobile insurance and has availability of personal and dependable mode(s) of transportation to conduct home visits.

    Why Join Us

    For nearly a century we have pioneered sophisticated clinical care and developed the area's most convenient network of comprehensive outpatient centers, all dedicated to improve the health and wellbeing of the community. Now, partnered with UChicago Medicine, we have expanded our network of expert physicians, convenient facilities and scope of service to speed your healing process and help navigate your path to wellness. A skilled Medical Staff and talented employees dedicated to prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of illness and injury provide a firm foundation for our reputation for quality.

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