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Social Worker MSW - Estelle Dialysis Unit

Company: University of Texas Medical Branch
Location: Huntsville
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

The mission of Correctional Managed Care is to address the healthcare needs of underserved patient populations within the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) and the Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD).


The Social Worker MSW intervenes with patients who have complex psychosocial needs, economic co-morbidities, require assistance with eligibility determination for social programs and funding sources, and qualify for community assistance. To promote patient-centered care, the Social Worker MSW provides care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient preferences, needs, and values, and ensures that patient values guide all decisions. Supports compliance with treatment protocols, and assists with resource linkage as part of a multidisciplinary healthcare team.


  • Based on preliminary risk screening, assesses patient and family psychosocial risk factors through evaluation of prior functioning levels, appropriateness and adequacy of support systems, adjustment to illness, and ability to cope.
  • Intervene with patients and families regarding emotional, social, financial, and environmental concerns of illness and/or disability; access the mobilize family and community resources to meet identified needs.
  • Serves as a resource for and provides counseling and intervention related to treatment decisions and end-of-life issues.
  • Involves patients in all decisions affecting the discharge plan of care.
  • Participates in discharge planning activities for complex patients to ensure a timely discharge and to provide appropriate linkage with post-discharge care providers.
  • Assists Case Managers with discharge planning activities, as requested.
  • Provides consultation to Case Managers when coordination with significant or intensive community resources is necessary to achieve desire treatment outcomes.
  • Receives referrals for complex patient problem resolution from Case Managers or care team members.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and the ability to engage in a variety of supporting counseling interventions, including individual, group and family.
  • Ability to explore and address emotional and behavioral issues/concerns.
  • Ability to incorporate evidence-based practices, such as motivational interviewing, into professional practice to address psychosocial issues.
  • Provide emotional support, conflict resolution, and counseling to patients and their families.
  • Utilize Social Work theories, including Strengths-based, Empowerment, and Cognitive Behavioral Theory (CBT).
  • Ensure safe care to patients adhering to policies, procedures, and standards, within budgetary specifications, including time management, supply management, productivity, and accuracy of practice.
  • Adheres to internal controls established for department.
  • Performs related duties as required.


Standard office equipment.


Located within the confines of a prison, jail or juvenile detention center. Security clearance is required; pre-employment drug testing is also required.


Master's degree in Social Work or related field. Two (2) years experience required. Must be licensed to practice as a Social Worker in Texas (LBSW, LMSW, LCSW).


Case management experience preferred.

Salary is commensurate with years of relevant work experience.

Equal Employment Opportunity

UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. As a VEVRRA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.


Keywords: University of Texas Medical Branch, College Station , Social Worker MSW - Estelle Dialysis Unit, Other , Huntsville, Texas

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