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Title:  Social Worker | University Hospital Job

Date:  Jan 25, 2024
Facility:  University (0201)


This position is responsible for providing psychosocial assessments, interventions, treatment and discharge planning to patients and families. Collaborates and communicates with the healthcare team and involves the patient/family in the plan of care. Models appropriate behavior as exemplified in MLH Mission, Vision and Values. 



Education/Formal Training

Work Experience




Master’s degree from an accredited School of Social Work.



Must have at least one (1) year of professional practice (Social Work internships considered practice), preferably in healthcare.

Licensed as a Master Social Worker by the state(s) in which is employed within a year of hire. 















  • Ability to use a variety of social work interventions.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of family systems and human development across the life span.
  • Ability to interact with other professionals in a team framework.
  • Ability to establish constructive relationships with clients and deal with conflict-laden or complex social situations.
  • Ability to organize multiple tasks and projects and maintain control of one’s own work flow.
  • Ability to work without close supervision and to exercise independent judgment and critical thinking skills.
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills both verbal and written with all levels of Associates, management, physicians, patients/families, and representatives of community agencies.
  • Demonstrates cultural competency and knowledge of interventions with special populations.
  • Adaptability to a fast-paced environment of constant change and continuous performance improvement.
  • Proficient in basic word processing skills (Word), internet navigation, and electronic medical record.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Demonstrates values and standards of the social work profession.
  • Conducts psychosocial assessments of patients and families and develops plans to address needs.  
  • Provides direct interventions to patients and their family/caregivers to address their emotional, social and environmental needs.
  • Advocates for the safe discharge of patient to home or community resource, and supports preventive and follow-up care post-discharge.
  • Performs other job functions as assigned or requested.
  • Demonstrates values and standards of the social work profession.
  • Conducts psychosocial assessments of patients and families and develops plans to address needs.   

Physical Requirements

  • The physical activities of this position may include climbing, pushing, standing, hearing, walking, reaching, grasping, kneeling, stooping, and repetitive motion.
  • Must have good balance and coordination.
  • The physical requirements of this position are: medium work - exerting up to 25 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 10 lbs. of force frequently.
  • The Associate is required to have close visual acuity including color, depth perception, and field of vision to perform an activity, such as assessing patients, preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; or extensive reading.
  • Exposure to patient body fluids as well as exposure to hazardous or poisonous materials.
  • Ability to react quickly to emergency situations; may be required to take call for nights/weekends on a rotating schedule.

Nearest Major Market: Memphis

Job Segment: Social Worker, EMR, Clinic, Service, Healthcare

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