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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

Adult Kidney Transplant Social Worker: Patient evaluation, education and counseling services to kidney transplant candidates and recipients. Provide services to patients and families, liaison and referral to community agencies, participation in interdisciplinary team meetings and related educational and research activities for transplant candidates and their families. Includes both inpatient and outpatient work, with both pre- and post-transplant candidates/recipients.

Required Qualifications*

Master's degree in Social Work from a school accredited by the Council of Social Work Education is necessary.  Must have current clinical license to practice social work in the State of Michigan.  Clinical practice concentration and field practicum or recent work experience in a hospital required. Advancement through the career ladder at the Expert or Clinical Scholar Level is required for placement in the MSW Senior Classification

Desired Qualifications*

6 or more months of recent medical hospital social work experience, casework and group work education and experience. Social Work experience with adult population in medical health care setting. Experience working within interdisciplinary teams, providing services to patients and families. Knowledge of community resources. Experience with program planning and development; support and education groups. Also skills and experience in the following: ability to establish therapeutic relationships quickly, and to relate well with diverse client populations. Ability to manage large caseloads with multiple competing demands. Crisis intervention and grief counseling. Familiarity with ESRD programs, regulations, treatments, as well as appropriate resources. In-depth psychosocial assessment of potential transplant recipients. Knowledge of psychosocial issues associated with solid organ transplant. Substance abuse assessment, referral, liaison with treatment agency; development of treatment plan for these patient populations

Underfill Statement

This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate. Advancement through the career ladder at the Expert or Clinical Scholar Level is required for placement in the MSW Senior Classification

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.