University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics—recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States—is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. Each day more than 12,000 employees, students, and volunteers work together to provide safe, quality health care and excellent service for our patients. Simply stated, our mission is: Changing Medicine. Changing Lives.®
The university is located along the picturesque Iowa River in Iowa City, a city of some 77,000 people (170,000+ in the metro area) regularly ranked as one of the nation’s best places to live. Iowa City is less than four hours from Chicago and within five hours of Minneapolis, St. Louis, and Kansas City, readily accessible via interstate highways and a regional airport 30 minutes away.
Several positions are available now.
Position Summary: Provide direct social work services including assessment, treatment, interventions and recommendations to facilitate movement through the continuum of care to patients and their families. Participate in and provide the social work perspective to interdisciplinary activities. Provide social work treatment, individually or in groups, to patients and clients and their families with complex emotional or social problems. Assume basic consultation, supervisory, teaching, research, program development and/or administrative responsibilities in this assignment.
Master’s degree with a major concentration in social work
6 months-1 year of clinical social work experience
A license to practice social work in Iowa
Excellent written and verbal communication skils
Some familiarity with social work undergraduate education
Social work experience in a health care setting with the appropriate patient population and their families.
Experience with identifying and navigating financial resources, including insurance coverage options, changes related to the federal and state health programs, and the disability process.
Experience working with community resources, home healthcare, nursing facilities and other options available for patients in outpatient settings
Experience in a fast paced, high volume work environment
Care coordination experience or case management skills in a health care setting as part of an interdisciplinary team including experience utilizing an electronic medical record to assist with management of non-adherence, post-care follow-up and referrals to appropriate resources
Additional Salary Information: additional benefits include full health and dental, 401K with matching, onsite CE opportunities and more
Internal Number: 18000991-19001235
About University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics—recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States—is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. Our 300 clinics and services range from primary care to highly specialized areas that in many cases represent the only care of their kind in the state. We have an array of services to meet your many needs, ranging from spiritual services, support groups and therapy programs to concierge services and housekeeping.The Department of Social Service provides services to patients, and their families, which enable them to make the best use of health care resources. The department works to reduce social, financial, and medical barriers in order to optimize patient and family functioning. Our professional staff members also are committed to teaching and research activities designed to train the next generation of health care providers.