Social Worker (MSW), Part-Time, Office of Decedent Affairs, Social Services

Job Description

Social Worker, The Office of Decent Affairs, Varied Shift, Social Services

UC Health is hiring a part-time Social Worker for the Office of Decent Affairs for the first and second shift at University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

Social Workers serving in a variety of departments and clinics are responsible for responding to referrals from the interdisciplinary team. The social worker will complete psychosocial assessments, develop and implement a plan of care that addresses patients' needs that promotes continuity of care, and facilitates transitions to the next level of care. The social worker will provide education, consultation, and serve as a liaison to the healthcare team regarding the patient and families' emotional, psychological, social, financial and developmental aspects of care.

About University of Cincinnati Medical Center

As part of the Clifton Campus of UC Health, Greater Cincinnati's academic health system, University of Cincinnati Medical Center has served Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky for nearly 200 years. Each year, hundreds of thousands of patients receive care from our world-renowned clinicians and care team. Our experts utilize the most advanced medical knowledge and technology available, providing a level of specialty and subspecialty medical care that is not available anywhere else in Greater Cincinnati.

Unit Details:

The Office of Decent Affairs Social Worker will support the Medical Centers social services department, delivering high-quality care to patients based on assessed needs, established standards of care and according to policy and procedures.

Cincinnati's ONLY Level 1 trauma center.

Work with a diverse range of patients to gain experience and knowledge.


Job Responsibilities

Increase patient/family satisfaction Improve utilization of resources

Develop rapport with patient and family for ongoing support as needed

Adheres to the tasks and responsibilities specific to the department, service or clinic.

Provide individual/family counseling, and social work intervention, as it relates to complex crisis management, mental illness, adjustment to illness, material assistance, healthcare decision-making, sexual assault, domestic violence, partner violence, elder abuse, competency, and any other psychosocial barriers in order to maximize the health status of patients.

Advocate, mediate and negotiate to formulate a cohesive plan for maintaining or enhancing patient's health status, improving social supports, and moving patients safely across the continuum of care.

Provide education about Advance Care Planning and assist with completing Advance Directives paperwork.

Facilitate discharge process to home, nursing facility, rehabilitation facility, LTAC, group home, treatment or other facility.

Briefly summarize care plan with patient/family and respond to questions and concerns.

Facilitate referrals to disease specific agencies, especially as it relates to employment, financial resources, support services, chemical dependency services.

Provide consultation and training to medical staff and other healthcare professionals on psychosocial issues regarding illness and barriers to maximizing improved health status.


Education and Experience Requirements:

Education : Master of Social Work from an accredited School of Social Work (required)

Certificates and Licenses : Licensed by the State of Ohio Social Work Board (LSW, LISW, or LISW-S)

Experience : 1-2 years equivalent experience (required), 3-5 years (preferred)

Required Skills and Knowledge : Casework principles, including diagnosis, assessment, crisis intervention, and treatment planning; techniques in individual, family and group therapy; awareness of community resources, public assistance systems, Medicare/Medicaid; accepted professional and ethical standards within the existing medical community and professional organizations.

Hours: Part-time, 16 hours/week

Shift: 3pm-11pm and 7am-3pm / First and Second Shift

Join our team as The Office of Decent Affairs Social Worker in our social services department and work alongside the best and brightest clinical teams collaborating toward our common purpose: to advance healing and reduce suffering.

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About UC Health

UC Health is an integrated academic health system serving Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. In partnership with the University of Cincinnati, UC Health combines clinical expertise and compassion with research and teaching-a combination that provides patients with options for even the most complex situations. Members of UC Health include: UC Medical Center, West Chester Hospital, Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care, Bridgeway Pointe Assisted Living, University of Cincinnati Physicians and UC Health Ambulatory Services (with more than 900 board-certified clinicians and surgeons), Lindner Center of HOPE and several specialized institutes including: UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute and the University of Cincinnati Cancer Center. Many UC Health locations have received national recognition for outstanding quality and patient satisfaction. Learn more at