Social Worker - MSW/LMSW - Care Coordination - Full Time


Job Number: 88587
Category: Professional & Executive
Location: 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX
Department: 844519 - Care Coordination
Full/Part Time/PRN: Day Job
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Schedule: Full-time


This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information


Salary Negotiable

Experience and Education

Graduate of an Institution certified by the Council of Social Work Education with a Masters in Social Work.

Current license is required by the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners. Temporary license is acceptable during first 90 days of employment.

Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification through American Heart Association. BLSnot required in transplant departments.

Prefer 2 years experience as a Social Worker in acute hospital setting.

Good general health and stress coping ability. Full mobility and ability to participate in vigorous activity. Ability to speak and hear, to allow discussions with physicians, patients and other members of the healthcare team. Possess near vision for accurate reading of computer screens and recording on patient charts. Must be able to walk reasonable distances to cover multiple nursing units.

Job Duties

  • Participates in multidisciplinary rounds and proactively determines patient needs for discharge transitions including: transportation, DME, LTAC, SNF, home health agencies and hospice.
  • Utilizes crisis intervention and problem solving skills to facilitate and enhance patient and family's ability to meet acute and ongoing medical and psychosocial needs.
  • Demonstrates ongoing familiarity with community resources to facilitate positive patient and family outcomes agencies to assure appropriate client access.
  • Maintains effective documentation including tracking and referral information; consistently meets department and UTSW documentation standards.
  • Identifies and reports situations or cases to appropriate governmental agencies as legally required and in compliance with organizational policies and procedures.
  • Serves as an active participant of the health care team, communicating effectively with other health care providers, patients, families, other hospital personnel, and visitors.
  • Identifies the need for professional growth and seeks appropriate development opportunities.
  • Provides education to staff, patients and community resource affiliates.
  • Maintains system for tracking placement of patients after discharge on monthly basis.
  • Has knowledge of Department and Unit Performance Improvement program and is aware of expected participation.
  • Identifies need for professional growth and seeks development opportunities.
  • Provides education to staff, patients and community resource affiliates.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

UTSouthwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; sex; including sexual harassment; age; disability; genetic information; citizenship status; and protected veteran status. In addition, it is UTSouthwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.