Medical Social Worker
Regional Medical Center at Memphis - Memphis, TN

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Provides medical social work services, psychosocial assessment, and counseling for patients and their families in close conjunction with the physician and other health care team members. REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE: EDUCATION: Master’s Degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university. Qualified by education, training or experience to work with the adolescent, adult and/or geriatric patient population as specialty assignment dictates.EXPERIENCE: Twelve (12) months social work experience preferred. An ability and willingness to demonstrate and maintain clinical competency as required for area of specialization.

Ability to determine different needs of patients/families. Ability to interact with other professionals in a team framework. Excellent verbal and written skills. Ability to establish constructive relationships with resistant clients by overcoming strong initial resistance or dealing with conflict-laden or complex situations.

A thorough knowledge of several types of vulnerable populations, corresponding service delivery systems, methods for assessing needs and planning to relate the service delivery systems to human needs that are high priorities. An ability to manage a sometimes chaotic work environment. Ability to modify and update plans/interventions, based upon changing patient needs. Ability to work with patients and families with acute, chronic, and complex disease processes, and those who are dying.

LICENSE OR CERTIFICATION: Current certification as Licensed Master Social Worker in the State of Tennessee . PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Prolonged standing and walking; exposure to infectious agents. Ability to conduct physical rounds to nursing/patient care units required. Speaking, hearing and visual acuity is needed.

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