Title:  Senior Medical Social Worker

Division:  Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Work Location:  Baylor Main Campus, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $50,251 - $60,000
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  3662
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.
  • Provides curbside consultations to primary care providers and other clinical providers.
  • Meets with community clinicians to build relationships and discuss programming as appropriate.


Minimum Qualifications
  • Education Required: Master's degree in Social Work from a school approved by the Council on Social Work Education.
  • Experience Required: One year of relevant experience.
  • Certification/Licenses/Registration Required: Licensure as a Master Social Worker (LMSW) by The Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners (TSBSWE).





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