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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

University Hospital is the Health System's hospital for adult patients. The 11-story, 550-bed hospital first opened its doors in 1986. Today, 70 percent of University Hospital's patients are admitted from communities or regional hospitals outside the Ann Arbor area. Care Management Social Workers are assigned to each unit within the University Hospital and are responsible for all inpatient social work duties on their assigned units.

The Department of Care Management is seeking a full-time (1.0 FTE, 40-hour/week), licensed Social Worker for a Float position within the inpatient units across University Hospital. Float Social Workers are responsible for scheduling and providing coverage for open units, as well as assisting other Social Work team members in patient care coordination as appropriate. Float Social Workers cover a variety of units and often have a different assignment daily; the ability to remain flexible and adaptable is crucial. The Social Worker will assess clinical and psychosocial needs, as well as coordinate transition planning for the unit, including discharge planning as needed.

Responsibilities*

Care Management Social Work services include but are not limited to the following: crisis intervention, family support and counseling, end-of-life counseling and support, hospice initiation, grief and loss, accessing resources to facilitate hospital transitions and/or discharges, linkage to community agencies, mental health assessments, tangible resources, participation in team meetings and educational activities related to needs of patients and their families.

Required Qualifications*

A Master's degree (MSW) in social work from a school accredited by the Council of Social Work Education is required. Candidates must have a current clinical license (LMSW or LLMSW) to practice Social Work in the State of Michigan.  It is essential that the candidate be able to manage a large caseload with multiple competing demands. The ability to work independently in a variety of stressful and demanding situations is essential; critical decision making, excellent assessments, brief interventions and multi-tasking are only several of the advanced skills required for success. Additionally, the ability to provide high-level interventions while also meeting basic tangible and concrete needs is required.  The successful candidate must also be able to work with multidisciplinary teams and access community resources in order to facilitate discharge planning. Experience providing crisis intervention, grief counseling, and end-of-life discussions are essential, along with brief interventions to facilitate patient and family participation in appropriate health care decision making.

Desired Qualifications*

LMSW is strongly preferred.  The ideal candidate will have significant medical social work experience (preferably inpatient, hospital-based), strong assessment skills, the ability to establish therapeutic relationships quickly, and to relate well to a diverse population. Clinical practice concentration and field practicum or recent work experience in a hospital preferred.

Work Schedule

Hours are 8am-5pm Monday-Friday. Holiday rotation coverage is required.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.