Social Work Specialist

April 2, 2019
Agency : 
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Position Title: 
Social Work Specialist
Job Description: 

Provide leadership and advanced social work practice skills in areas of social casework, program development, teaching and training, research and public education. Collaborate with a variety of health care professionals to develop approaches to affect treatment options and assist in the coordination of social work activities related to facilitating movement of patients and families through the continuum of care. Contributes to the social work profession, building on social work education and experience to enhance department initiatives and patient experience.

Experience Required: Master's degree with a major concentration in social work, 3-5 years of specialized social work experience, a license to practice social work in Iowa, LISW strongly preferred and excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Desirable Qualifications: Additional graduate education and/or continuing education related to advanced social work practice and skills, certification by the Academy of Certified Social Workers, ACM (Accredited Case Manager), CCM (Certified Case Manager), or other specialized certification for social workers related to the role, demonstrated leadership skills including critical thinking, independent decision-making, time management program development activities and contribution to practice are highly desirable, ability to coordinate complex planning efforts involving multiple disciplines, departments and community resources, experience working with all ages of patients and their families, providing counseling, crisis intervention as well as experience with palliative care, hospice and end of life, solid understanding of community resources available for a variety of medical and psychiatric conditions including knowledge and experience with levels of care, federal and state regulations and financial resources for post-acute hospitalization.

Application Procedure: 

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