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Title:  Medical Social Worker

Division:  Neurology
Schedule:  Monday - Friday daytime hours, 30 hours per week
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $30,588 - $39,765
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  6591

Summary

The Department of Neurology and the Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic provide educational programs to residents and fellows, medical students and practicing Neurologists; support research in Neurological disorders; offer the highest quality, and state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. We invite you to learn more about our nationally and internationally recognized physicians and our cutting-edge research. We are seeking a motivated, qualified social worker who possesses basic general knowledge of social working for a part-time Social Worker. The position is new to the section. This position will function in the clinical section of the Department of Neurology Parkinson's Disease Clinic Center and Movement Disorders Clinic. The Social Worker will function in a capacity that learns the social working needs of the clinic and adapts to meet those needs. The Social Worker will receive training on all aspects of this position. The Social Worker will provide professional social working skills involving face-to-face patient interactions. Responsibilities also include the completion of various benefit forms/applications. The Social Worker is expected to perform responsibilities in a manner that promotes quality and safe patient care and customer service; adheres to the scope of practices as defined by social working. Learn more about the Department of Neurology Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic: www.Jankovic.org

 

This position is located at Baylor College of Medicine McNair Campus, in the Texas Medical Center. 

Job Duties

  • Assesses each client during initial contact, documents progress after client visits
  • Assists patients in completing applications/forms for appropriate medical coverage benefit or for other benefit
  • Answers client calls and assesses need for services
  • Develops plan to help patients adjust to medical diagnoses, including recommending support groups and lifestyle changes, and helping patients transition from hospital care to personal healthcare management
  • Serves as liaison between medical and nursing staff, clients, relatives and appropriate outside agencies
  • Maintains current knowledge of local resources and relevant medical research to provide best possible recommendation to patients
  • Supports the clinic's social working needs, under the supervision of Clinical Research Manager

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Counseling or in a related field.
  • One year of relevant experience.
  • Licensed Baccalaureate Social Worker (LBSW) or Licensed Master's Social Worker (LMSW) by the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners (TSBSWE).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Basic knowledge of Medical Social Working.
  • Effective communication skills, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to understand and complete patient benefit applications/forms.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to address a patient's request.

 

 

 

 

Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.

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