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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

This posting is for 1 contingent BSW position at the University of Michigan Hospital Adult Emergency Department and Inpatient Units. This position will provide focused assessment of Social Determinants of Health across a wide range of patients with diverse comorbidities, behavioral risk factors, environmental exposures social determinant vulnerabilities, and barriers to health care access. This is a contingent position offering coverage for leaves, absences, and vacancies for regular staff. There is no minimum number of hours guaranteed.  Available shifts include days/afternoons and weekdays/weekends. There is no Holiday Coverage Requirement for these positions.

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.

Why Join Michigan Medicine?

Michigan Medicine is one of the largest health care complexes in the world and has been the site of many groundbreaking medical and technological advancements since the opening of the U-M Medical School in 1850. Michigan Medicine is comprised of over 30,000 employees and our vision is to attract, inspire, and develop outstanding people in medicine, sciences, and healthcare to become one of the world’s most distinguished academic health systems.  In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. Work at Michigan Medicine and become a victor for the greater good.



Care Management SDOH BSW Services include but are not limited to the following: proactive screening of patients for Social Determinant of Health Vulnerabilities on identified patients to assess environmental needs and any barriers to achieving optimal health status, collaborate with multidisciplinary team and MSW Clinicians to provide resources, referrals, and interventions to address identified SDOH vulnerabilities.

Required Qualifications*

Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from a school accredited by the Council of Social Work Education is necessary. Must have current clinical license (LLBSW or LBSW) to practice social work in the State of Michigan. Clinical practice concentration and field practicum or recent work experience in a community or health related agency, or equivalent experience necessary.

It is essential that the candidate be able to manage a large caseload with multiple competing demands. The ability to work independently in an emergency department setting. The successful candidate must also be able to work with multidisciplinary teams and demonstrate clear and timely documentation.

Desired Qualifications*

The ideal candidate will have medical social work experience, strong assessment skills, the ability to establish therapeutic relationships quickly, and to relate well to a diverse population. Interpersonal skills necessary to obtain information from and communicate effectively with patients, other Michigan Medicine staff, and community agencies or providers. Ability to establish patient relationships effectively and quickly. Analytical skills necessary in order to assess patients’ needs, identify and connect patients with appropriate multidisciplinary care providers, and provide brief support when indicated. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

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.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening 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.