Title:  Senior Medical Social Worker

Division:  Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Schedule:  Monday-Friday; 8:00am-5:00pm
Work Location:  McNair Campus, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $50,251-$65,000
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  3571
Job Purpose

Provides independent, advanced professional work involving medical and psychiatric social case services in the assessment of clients and relatives to obtain social history relevant to medical problems/treatment.

Job Duties
  • Interviews clients and relatives to obtain social history relevant to medical problems and history.
  • Assesses each client during initial contact.
  • Documents progress after client visits. Participates in data collection procedures.
  • Answers client calls and assesses need for services.
  • Plans a course of treatment or refers clients to appropriate agencies and physicians.
  • Conducts independent psychotherapies to assist patients in achieving positive psychological or social adjustments. (Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment is the prevailing modality of such interventions, however other modalities such as IPT, PMT and Crisis Interventions may also be needed.)
  • Telehealth interventions may be provided. 
  • Serves as a liaison between medical and nursing staff, clients, relatives and appropriate outside agencies. This may require travel. 
  • Arranges transportation for clients to physicians' appointments. 
  • Provide curbside consultations to primary care providers and other clinical providers..
  • Meet with community clinicians to build relationships and discuss programming as appropriate.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Master's degree in Social Work from a school approved by the Council on Social Work Education.
  • One year of relevant experience.
  •  Licensure as a Master Social Worker (LMSW) by The Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners (TSBSWE).





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