Social Worker

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
April 7, 2021
Lubbock, TX
Job Type


Position Description

Employees in this classification are responsible for providing social services to patients and their families by assisting them with personal and environmental difficulties which predispose illness or interfere with obtaining maximum benefits from medical care. Persons in this position work closely with physicians and nursing staff to further their understanding of significant social and emotional factors underlying patient's health problem. They also serve as a resource referral service in advising patients and their families about available community resources.

Major/Essential Functions

  • Provide case management and support services to pediatric patients and their families within the Center for Superheroes, Foster Care clinic and Medically Complex Care clinic.
  • Assess the needs of each individual for social services.
  • Screen and assist for financial resources to assist with cost of medical care.
  • Works in close collaboration with physicians and other health care personnel in patient evaluation and treatment to further their understanding of significant social and emotional factors underlying patient's health problem.
  • Be liaison between patient, family, medical staff and outside resources to assist with continuation of medical care.
  • Serve as information and referral source if needed.
  • Receive and review forms from all providers that may require a physician's signature and prepares patient histories, service plans, and reports.
  • Participates in planning for improving health services by interpreting social factors pertinent to development of program.
  • Make home visits on an as needed basis, and provides general direction and supervision to workers engaged in clinic home service program activities.
  • Helps patient and family through individual or group conferences to understand, accept, and follow medical recommendations.
  • Utilizes community resources to assist patient to resume life in community or to learn to live within limits of disability.
  • Provides service plans to restore patient to optimum social and health adjustment within patient's capacity.
  • Link to needed community resources.

Occasional Duties

  • Other duties as assigned by your supervisor.

Required Qualifications

A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Social Work from an accredited program by the Council on Social Work Education.
Licensed or eligible for license as a Social Worker by the Council on Social Work Education.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5 years as a licensed social worker.

Required Attachments

Professional License or Certification, Professional/Personal References, Resume / CV

Pay Statement

Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

EEO Statement

As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant's race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

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