University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics—recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States—is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. Each day more than 12,000 employees, students, and volunteers work together to provide safe, quality health care and excellent service for our patients. Simply stated, our mission is: Changing Medicine. Changing Lives.®
Our primary and specialty care is provided by experts from all medical specialties, attracting patients from around the world. We offer our care in convenient, comfortable settings, using the most advanced approaches and with the best outcomes as our goal.
The university is located along the picturesque Iowa River in Iowa City, a city of some 77,000 people (170,000+ in the metro area) regularly ranked as one of the nation’s best places to live. Iowa City is less than four hours from Chicago and within five hours of Minneapolis, St. Louis, and Kansas City, readily accessible via interstate highways and a regional airport 30 minutes away.
Position Summary: Provide direct social work services including assessment, treatment, interventions and recommendations to facilitate movement through the continuum of care to for both inpatient and outpatient adult medical surgical patients and their families. Participate in and provide the social work perspective to interdisciplinary activities. Provide social work treatment, individually or in groups, to patients and clients and their families with complex emotional or social problems. Assume basic consultation, supervisory, teaching, research, program development and/or administrative responsibilities in this assignment.
The University of Iowa offers a generous benefits package, including 24 days paid vacation per year to start and paid sick leave. Complete information regarding the full benefits package may be viewed at: https://hr.uiowa.edu/benefits/fpsm.
Regular salaried position located in Iowa City, Iowa
Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans
Master’s degree with a major concentration in social work
6 months-1 year of clinical social work experience
A license to practice social work in Iowa
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Some familiarity with social work undergraduate education
Social work experience in a health care setting with the appropriate patient population and their families.
Experience with identifying and navigating financial resources, including insurance coverage options, changes related to the federal and state health programs, and the disability process.
Experience working with community resources, home healthcare, nursing facilities and other options available for patients in outpatient settings
Experience in a fast paced, high volume work environment
Care coordination experience or case management skills in a health care setting as part of an interdisciplinary team including experience utilizing an electronic medical record to assist with management of non-adherence, post-care follow-up and referrals to appropriate resources
Internal Number: 19002378-4426
About University of Iowa Hospitals
We have an array of services to meet your many needs, ranging from spiritual services, support groups and therapy programs to concierge services and housekeeping.The Care Coordination Division provides psychosocial services to patients, and their families, which enable them to make the best use of health care resources and transition through the continuum of care. The department works to reduce social, financial, and medical barriers in order to optimize patient and family functioning. Our professional staff members also are committed to teaching and research activities designed to train the next generation of health care providers.