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UNIVERSITY OF IOWA Social Worker II in Iowa City, Iowa

Social Worker IIPosting ID122433DepartmentInternal Medicine/Carver College of MedicineJobcodeSocial Worker IIWorking TitleSocial Worker IIDetailsSocial Worker II/PD2706Carver College of Medicine - Department of Internal MedicineDivision of Infectious DiseasesHIV ProgramBASIC FUNCTION AND RESPONSIBILITYProvide social work treatment, individually or in groups, to patients living with HIV and their families to facilitate their understanding and resolution of problems related to environmental stress, physical illness and interpersonal conflicts, as relative to the utilization of medical and other clinical services offered within the University.CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESObtain psycho-social histories from patient and their relatives, share and interpret information with appropriate staff, and include written histories or summaries for Clinical Records.Confer with multidisciplinary team in assessment of the medical, psychological and social condition and needs of the clients.Interpret to multidisciplinary team patient's and affected others' psycho-social functioning and needs as a means of assisting in the medical or clinical treatment of the clients.Provide liaison, coordination and referral services regarding client and affected others with other University or community social services.Provide direct services to patients and affected others through the evaluation of social and psychological data and select appropriate social work methods for treatment.Provide indirect service to patients through participation in program development, teaching and research.Give consultation to medical or clinical service staff and community social agencies regarding the handling of medical-social or other social functioning problems of patients and affected others.Develop and/or conduct social group work for patients and affected others.Assume responsibility for administrative tasks and functions in their service area or setting.Assist in instruction and supervision of undergraduate students in Social Work, medical and allied specialties.Write clinical notes covering on-going social services for inclusion in the patient's clinical records.Coordinate and provide benefits assistance services for HIV program patients, including Ryan White programs via IDPH and HRSA.Compile statistical records for Ryan White data reports, grants, and quality improvement.Attend and participate in HIV program and multidisciplinary care conferences, in-services and trainings related to HIV, benefits assistance, and HIV funding programs.Maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, students and the public. Demonstrate respect for all members of the University community in the course of performing one's duties and in response to administrators, supervisors, coworkers, and customers.Welcome the richness of talent from a diverse workforce and recognize that diversity brings stimulation, challenge and energy that contribute to a productive and effective workplace. Represent the interests of the University and of unit leadership in the use of resources to meet service and productivity demands within unit goals and budgets; strive to promote continual process and quality improvement.POSITION DESCRIPTIONSocial Worker II/PD2706Page 2Seek opportunities to enhance one's own professional knowledge, skills, and abilities as they relate to one's current position and/or to prepare for potential future roles and overall career development.Follow policies and procedures in accordance with the regulations of The University of Iowa College of Medicine and the Department of Internal Medicine.Some travel may be required.Perform other projects or tasks as assigned. SUPERVISION RECEIVEDSupervision is received from the HIV Program Medical Director and Program Coordinator.SUPERVISION EXERCISEDFunctional supervision is exercised over support staff.QUALIFICATIONSA Bachelor's degree with a major concentration in Social Work or related field is required.6 months or mor