Licensed Social Worker

University Of Arkansas Medical Center Little Rock , AR 72215

Posted 2 months ago


Weekend and Holiday Work Required

The Licensed Social Worker is a member of the care management team and responsible for assisting in the management of the continuum of care from admission through discharge for assigned patients in the inpatient medical setting. S/He partners with the multi-disciplinary team utilizing best practices, relevant data and compliance with the mission/philosophy, standards, goals and core values of UAMS: Comfort, Hope, and Healing. The primary elements of the social work role include: assessment of the psychological, financial, and discharge planning needs of the patients and families, providing information, support, counseling, and referrals to other levels of care and appropriate resources for a variety of age-specific populations, including neonatal, pediatric, adolescents, adults, and geriatric.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity. We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving the health, health care, and well-being of Arkansans.

UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

  • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family

  • Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave

  • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)

  • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS

  • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000

  • Career Training and Educational Opportunities

  • Merchant Discounts

  • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy

Salary offered commensurate with experience.


  • Completes assessment for patients admitted to the hospital.

  • Performs discharge planning and aftercare coordination, community referrals and linkages.

  • Provides patient and family education and adjustment to illness counseling, grief counseling and crisis intervention.

  • Promotes patient and family centered care and documents the patient choices in the medical record as required.

  • Recommends care and services that are appropriate to the specified chronological age, developmental age, social maturity, and cultural background of the patient being treated.

  • Documents and communicates with all team, physicians, and patient family concerns pertaining to the coordination of care and services.

  • Serves as a consultant for processing guardianship, power of attorney, health care proxy, and advance directives.

  • Collaborates with other UAMS Departments and actively participates in hospital wide performance improvement metrics and regulatory compliance initiatives.

  • Reports and reviews department specific data metrics on a monthly basis.

  • Implements, monitors, and evaluates the Care Management quality.

  • Demonstrates a commitment to the personal and professional development of other UAMS employees.

  • Participates in recruitment/retention of staff.

  • May perform other duties as assigned in order to meet the UAMS Core Values and the business needs of the Department.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Social Work

  • Must be licensed by an Arkansas Professional Board as an LMSW or LCSW by date of hire

  • Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in the acute hospital setting

  • Case Management experience


  • Strong clinical skills that integrate evidence-based strategies

  • Appropriate knowledge of Social Work scope of practice, current state requirements, CMS Conditions of Participation, EMTALA, Patient Bill of Rights, AB 1203 and other Federal or State regulatory agency requirements specific to the Social Work role.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; always communicating accurate and complete information

  • Solid and timely documentation skills

  • Ability to deal with stress in a professional manner

  • Ability to take initiative and make decisions for the betterment of the patient's needs while maintaining professional boundaries

  • Ability to effectively interact with diverse individuals, and the ability to evaluate problems and identify a unique approach to treatment and other duties as assigned.

  • Maintains strict confidentiality

  • Demonstrates positive working relationships with co-workers as well as other UAMS team members

  • Follows the Core Concepts of Patient and Family Centered Care and the Basic Code of Conduct Guidelines

  • Assists internal and external stakeholders as needed with exceptional customer service.

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check and drug screen. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant except as provided by law. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity. The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.

Physical Requirements

Stand: FrequentlySit: FrequentlyWalk: FrequentlyBend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: OccasionallyLift, push, pull, carry weight: 11 - 25 lbs

Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: OccasionallyTalk: FrequentlyHear: FrequentlyTaste or smell: OccasionallyRead, concentrate, think analytically: FrequentlyPhysical Environment: Inside Medical Facility Environment, Inside Office EnvironmentNoise Level: ModerateVisual Requirements:Color discrimination, Depth perception, Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity

Hazards: Dust

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Licensed Social Worker

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