Website Rush University Medical Center
The Social Worker LCSW provides mental health and psychosocial support to patients seeking gender-affirmation surgeries. The Social Worker connects patients to relevant resources both internal to Rush and in the community and supports relevant programming for Affirm patients. This role collaborates with the Manager of Social Work and the Patient Care Navigators to engage patients through pre-surgical assessments, the provision of surgical letters of readiness, discharge planning, post-operative follow-up, and individual psychotherapy. This position will also have the opportunity to receive individual and group supervision while having access to continuing education opportunities throughout the hospital system. The individual who holds this position exemplifies the Rush mission, vision, and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.
- Collaborates with Patient Care Navigators to perform pre-surgical assessments of psychosocial and psychosocial needs and provide ongoing support as needed.
- Participates in pre-admission patient planning calls and collaborates with inpatient case managers to develop and execute discharge plans for surgical patients.
- Maintains relationships with referring Rush clinics through consistent and timely communication.
- Connects patients and their families to relevant resources, both at Rush and in the community, to address their needs.
- Provides psychiatric evaluations and produces letters of readiness for patients seeking gender affirmation surgery.
- Completes all documentation and billing of patient sessions and other patient interactions in Epic software.
- Maintains relationships with Affirm providers through consistent and timely communication and participation in interdisciplinary meetings as scheduled.
Required Position Qualifications:
- Master’s degree in Social Work required.
- Current State of Illinois Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) licensure required.
- At least three years of experience in healthcare, care management, mental health, and/or social services required.
- Clinical experience with relevant population(s) required.
- Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite.
- Strong active listening, critical thinking, judgment and decision-making skills.
- Ability to approach clients and workplace from a trauma-informed and health equity lens.
Preferred Position Qualifications:
- Experience with evidenced-based interventions preferred.
- Experience with high risk and/or complex populations preferred.
- Ranked among the top academic medical centers in the country, Rush University Medical Center is an outstanding place to enhance your career. Everything we do centers on one goal: improving patient care.
- Leading academic medical center, acute care hospital w/ 664 licensed beds.
- Ranked among the top 20 “Best Places to Work” by Indeed.
- In U.S. News & World Report’s 2017-2018 Best Hospitals issue, Rush ranked among the top 50 hospitals in 8 of 16 categories.
- Rush University Medical Center received five stars in a quality rating system by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Rush University Medical Center is the only five-star academic medical center in the Chicago area.
- Rush has been named one of the 100 Top Hospitals in the country by Truven Health Analytics three times.
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