Social Worker - Transplant

State University of New York Upstate Medical University   Syracuse, NY   Full-time     Management
Posted on July 10, 2024
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Transplant Social Worker

 

Upstate Medical University is looking for a Transplant Social Worker to join their dynamic team of expert professionals.

 

The Transplant Social Worker provides holistic social work services to transplant candidates, recipients, living donors, and their families through all transplant phases of care. This includes the date of referral, transplantation, and the duration of post-transplantation care. As an integral member of the transplant team, the Transplant Social Worker provides emotional support, and patient education, addresses social determinants of health, assumes responsibility for referrals to community agencies, collaborates and coordinates patient care with other transplant team members, and assists with concrete services. Through the use of a wide range of interventions and treatment modalities, the Transplant Social Worker contributes to the achievement of optimal health, satisfaction, and cost-effective care by addressing the behavioral, social, and environmental issues which may impede transplantation and post-transplantation care. The Transplant Social Worker's duties include but are not limited to consultation through comprehensive assessment, counseling, interventions, planning, and referral of services to meet the psychosocial needs of patients and families. The Transplant Social Worker will round on assigned patient's with the Transplant Team. Candidates must have excellent interpersonal and written communication skills, be knowledgeable of available community resources, have current clinical assessment skills, document all interventions, participate in patient, and staff education, outreach activities, professional presentations, transplant team care conferences and selection committee meetings, quality improvement and/or research projects and other relevant duties as assigned. The provision of social work services is mandated by CMS for Medicare-approved transplant centers.

 

If you are an individual who is interested in making a positive difference please consider applying to our current opportunity at https://careers.upstate.edu/jobs/transplant-social-worker-syracuse-new-york-united-states?lApplicationSubSourceID= Job#79682 MSW from a Social Work program accredited by the Council on Social Work (CSWE), NYS Certification (LMSW or LCSW), and three years relevant post-master's experience are required.

 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status or disability.