Clinical Social Worker - Lynchburg Dialysis
Job ID: R0037892 | Allied Health Specialist | Full Time | Lynchburg, VA
Renal Clinical Social Workers provide services that support and promote maximum psychosocial functioning to patients and their families who are experiencing end-stage renal disease. A range of services are provided to ameliorate social and emotional stresses that result from the interrelated physical, social, and psychological concomitants of end-stage renal sisease (ESRD), including shortened life expectancy; altered lifestyles marked by changes in social, financial, vocational, and sexual functioning; and the demands of a rigorous, time-consuming, and complex treatment regimen. Renal Clinical Social Workers are essential members of an interdisciplinary team and responsible for facilitating positive treatment environment policies that are attuned to cultural, religious, and ethnic differences among patients and that demonstrate respect for individuality, independence, and patient choice.
  • Provides complete biopsychosocial assessment at regular intervals based on patient presentation and as per CMS regulations.
  • Fully participates in the care planning process and facilitates patient engagement in plan of care.
  • Provides direct clinical services to patients and their families that are based on individual needs, preferences, and resources. These services are targeted at adjustment to treatment, chronic illness, changes in lifestyle, independence, quality of life, emotional and psychiatric disturbance, grief, and issues related to end of life.
  • Provides a range of case management services to patients and their families in order to maximize eligibility for entitlements, community resources, and benefits programs.
  • Documents all activities relevant to assessment, direct clinical work, casework, treatment planning, and crisis intervention in accordance with UVA MC Renal Services Social Work policy and the appropriate legal and regulatory guidelines.
  • Maintains acceptable working knowledge of resources changes in laws or guidelines relevant to the practice of clinical social work in the state of Virginia and by CMS. Identifies need for further training to enhance knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Participates in own professional development and maintains any and all relevant licenses, certifications, and other requirements for practice, including continuing education.
  • Assesses own practice and seeks input from others for improvement as needed. Participates in any training and education identified for improved skills and abilities.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

Position Compensation Range: $53,497.60 - $85,592.00 Annually

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

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Job requires sitting for prolonged periods, 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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Lynchburg, VA
Lynchburg, VA 24501

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