Social Worker MSW/MSW SR - 1.0 FTE, Adult Pulmonary MSW

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This MSW role provides social work services to adults in the Outpatient Cystic Fibrosis Clinic, Vent Clinic, Interstitial Lung Disease Clinic, Post-ICU Clinic, and General Pulmonary Clinics. This patient population suffers from chronic lung disease and experiences high acuity of anxiety, depression, trauma, adjustment and coping concerns, and grief and loss. The social worker will conduct psychosocial assessments, treatment, and care management services to patients and their families. In the vent, PULSE and CF clinics, the SW works as part of a multidisciplinary team, collaborating with physicians, nurses, dietitians, respiratory therapy, pharmacists, and physical therapy. Both face-to-face and virtual work will be utilized in this position. 

Why Join the Department of Social Work Adult Outpatient Pulmonary team?

As a member of this team, you will play a vital role in providing behavioral health care that encompasses accurate evaluation of mental health needs, support/counseling, and brief psychotherapeutic interventions using evidence-based treatment modalities. Additionally, this role will provide crisis intervention, safety planning, grief counseling, case management services and community referrals, as well as patient education and group support. This role is a vital and necessary support to Pulmonary patients and medical teams.

What Perks and Benefits Can You Look Forward to?

  • 2:1 match on retirement savings
  • Excellent medical, dental, and vision coverage starting on day one of employment
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) and paid holidays
  • Financial support for continuing education and certifications

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.


  • Evaluation of psychosocial needs and provision of billable social work interventions with a high degree of autonomy
  • Facilitating patient and family participation in appropriate health care decision making
  • Crisis intervention
  • Patient and/or family support and counseling
  • Support group facilitation
  • Liaison and referral to community agencies
  • Mental health assessment, brief psychotherapeutic intervention, and psychoeducation for patients and caregivers
  • Participation in team meetings, educational activities, and patient advisory board
  • Referral monitoring and management

Required Qualifications*

  • A Master's degree in Social Work from a school accredited by the Council of Social Work Education.
  • A current license to practice social work in the State of Michigan.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Significant experience with medical and mental health social work.
  • Skilled in developing rapport and effectively communicating with a diverse patient population.
  • Efficient, accurate assessment of patient needs and effective case dispositions.
  • Effective organizational skills, flexibility, self-motivation, the ability to effectively prioritize multiple competing tasks in a dynamic medical clinic.
  • Independent, sound decision-making is necessary for success in this position.
  • Effective collaboration with a large multi-disciplinary team.
  • Proficiency in keeping accurate and timely clinical records by computer.
  • Experience with evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions.

Work Schedule

This is full time, 40 hour/week position. The typical schedule is Monday-Friday with start and end times 8:00-4:30 or 8:30-5:00. Some remote work is available, subject to change due to clinic/department needs.

Work Locations

?       UM Michigan Medicine Main Medical Campus: 1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

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.