Ambulatory Social Worker, Children's Hospital - Heart Center
Job ID: R0042156 | Allied Health Specialist | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
This is your moment to join our Heart Center team at one of the nation's premier academic health systems and the #1 Children's Hospital in Virginia. Our Heart Center is seeking an ambulatory social worker to join our Magnet®-recognized academic medical center. Six of our pediatric specialties rank in the top 50 in the nation. At UVA Children's, you won't just find a job. You'll join a dedicated team passionate about caring for every family — and every child — who needs the expertise of a top academic medical center. Position may be eligible for a sign-on bonus.

The BSW social worker, in conjunction and collaboration with MSW/LCSW social workers, screens and briefly assesses patients to identify their medical, psychosocial, and financial needs and appropriate services. Participates in ongoing team huddles with fellow Department of Social Work members to ensure quality of care in case assignment and level of intervention. Refers patients/families with identified social work needs to the MSW or LCSW social worker for comprehensive assessment. Works effectively within an interdisciplinary team model. Provides generalist social work services to patients and their families while maximizing utilization of personal family community and healthcare resources as related to management of the Medical Center process and disease continuum. Completes the Uniformed Assessment Instrument (UAI) and other government forms (local, state, and federal) as appropriate to access available benefits and services for patients. Arranges appropriate services, makes referrals to community resources, and educates patients and families regarding these resources. With the support of administrative assistant staff and collaboration with colleagues and leadership, maintains a directory of current information regarding community resources eligibility requirements.
  • Completes initial screening patients in coverage area per department standards.
  • Coordinates with MSW/LCSW and Nurse Case Manager for high-risk and complex patients to ensure continuity of care.
  • Explores patients'/families' current and projected financial resources for healthcare and essential needs (employment, SSDI, SSI, worker's compensation, STD, LTD, and FMLA).
  • Acts as a patient advocate.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

Position Compensation Range: $22.39 - $35.82 Hourly

  • Education: Bachelor's degree in social work from a CSWE-accredited social work program required.
  • Experience: No experience required.
  • Licensure: None.

Job requires sitting for prolonged periods and standing/traveling or use of assistive and climbing (stairs, steps). Proficient communicative, auditory, and visual skills. Attention to detail and ability to hear, speak, see, distinguish colors, read, and write legibly. Ability to lift/push/pull <20 lbs. May be exposed to chemicals, blood/body fluids, and infectious disease.

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Charlottesville, VA
Charlottesville, VA 22903

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UVA Children’s is a nationally recognized, pediatric academic health center that offers primary and specialty care in more than 30 specialties throughout the Commonwealth and beyond. Located within UVA Medical Center, UVA Children’s includes 111 beds, a dedicated pediatric emergency department, a neonatal intensive care unit for infants, and a pediatric intensive care unit for children younger than 18. The UVA Children’s ambulatory clinics at the Battle Building, a seven-story center that opened in 2014, extends our advanced services with integrated outpatient care to children and families throughout the region.

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