Completes clinical assessments of bio-psychosocial needs, provides information and short-term therapeutic counseling to patients and their families in relation to social, psychological, financial, and family situations and prepares an intervention plan. Obtains, interprets, and communicates to staff and physicians necessary information regarding patients and families, including bio-psychosocial history information.
Identifies possible or actual patient/family crises, providing crisis intervention and emotional support, and creating and facilitating effective plans for resolution. Develops and maintains good working relationships with outside community health and social agencies. Reaches out to the community to learn of and utilize new resources for meeting patient needs.
Assists patients and families with obtaining community assistance by referral to proper resources. Documents group therapy and other care activity in patient charts according to department policies and procedures. Adheres to National Association of Social Workers' Code of Ethics.
Full-time social worker based out of the Hillsborough Clinic will provide care coordination for Transverse Myelitis (TM) patients by partnering with the patient's community level resources. Provide emotional and clinical support to TM patients, care givers, and family members.
Advocate for patients needs and ensure TM patients have continuous high quality care at all times. Coordinate with UNC Chapel Hill for TM patients admitted to the hospital, monitor transition from hospital to home. Perform patient satisfaction surveys. Assist in organizing educational events for patients, care givers and providers.
Master's degree in Social Work (MSW) from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Licensed as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate (LCSWA) in the state of North Carolina.
UNC Health Care Systems