Social Worker - Team Lead, Transplant Services, Jewish Hospital

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Professional Clinical/Allied Health
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2018-R0189003 Requisition #
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1st Shift, Full Time, Weekends

Job Summary / Job Purpose

Provides leadership in planning, organizing, directing and coordinating the functions of the transplant social work program.  Work with administration to develop policies, protocols, and services based on best practice that respond to the psychosocial needs of patients within the transplant service line. Responsible for new social worker orientation and annual performance evaluations while providing oversight of day-to-day operations of the social work team.  Will also have accountability for  conducting complex psychosocial evaluations of potential recipients and donors, providing formal recommendations to program specific transplant selection committees, attending outpatient clinics, monitoring and documenting patient adherence, leading educational classes and support groups, counseling patients, assisting with complex discharge plans and providing 24/7 emergent transplant assessments.   


Essential Functions
  • Provides direction and leadership regarding Staffing decisions in the program.
  • Collaborates with program staff to facilitate case management assignments.
  • Addresses patient/ customer service issues in a timely manner.
  • Provides clinical support to team members when consultation is needed
  • Conducts psychosocial evaluations of potential recipients and living donors to identify barriers to candidacy for transplant/LVAD or donation, ensure lack of coercion and address psychosocial risks per UNOS/OPTN and CMS guidelines. Provides formal recommendation to the program specific transplant selection committees as to whether the patient is appropriate for transplant, LVAD or donation.
  • Provides 24/7 emergent psychosocial assessments as needed.  
  • Counsels’ patients related to chronic illness, transplantation or donation.
  • Monitors and documents patient adherence with compliance contracts, and also pre-transplant drug, alcohol and nicotine screening.
  • Monitors and documents patient adherence with compliance contracts, and also pre-transplant drug, alcohol and nicotine screening.  
  • Follows up with patients referred by the team to attend Intensive Alcohol Program or are mandated to attend Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous to determine compliance.  Notes name of referred treatment program, the counselor at the program and phone number in the transplant database.  
  • Assists patients in accessing community resources as indicated both pre and post transplantation.
  • Provides education about advance directives and assist as needed with completion of those documents.  
  • Attends multidisciplinary team rounds, and sees in-house patients in consultation as requested by transplant team.  
  • Assists with completion and appropriateness of complex discharge plan and communicates plan of care to team.
  • Attends outpatient clinic as needed to obtain updates on psychosocial status, provide crisis intervention and to facilitate referrals for necessary services. 
  • Responsibilities for the monthly support group schedule, the group’s purpose is to address coping with pre and post-transplant issues, caregiver topics, financial concerns and substance abuse relapse prevention.
  • Attends monthly program specific quality meetings as well as monthly Transplant Initiatives and Quality meetings.
  • Assists with projects and quality measures that involve psychosocial indicators and processes.
  • Documents in the transplant database according to departmental / hospital policies and procedures and regulatory guidelines.
  • Complies with departmental standards for submission and accuracy of reports.
  • Complies with required standards for medical / legal reporting situations and/or educates other professionals with responsibilities for reporting.
  • Participates in and utilizes supervision to assess skill level, identify areas for professional growth and establish mutually agreed-upon goals.
  • Identifies and maintains current knowledge base regarding practice issues related to the population and the ages of the patients served.
  • Attends professional transplant society meetings and in-services.
  • Demonstrates initiatives and provides leadership in developing services that respond to patient care demands and educating interdisciplinary team members on psychosocial issues affecting patients, family and staff.
  • Identifies opportunities for and utilizes continuous quality improvement.
  • Assists with and provides clinical supervision to social work staff, students and volunteers.
  • Demonstrates initiatives and provides leadership in developing services that respond to patient care demands and educating interdisciplinary team members on psychosocial issues affecting patients, family and staff.
  • Identifies opportunities for and utilizes continuous quality improvement.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Job Requirements / Qualifications 

Education / Accreditation / Licensure (required & preferred):

  • Current Kentucky License required
  • Master’s Degree from a Council on Social Work Education accredited graduate school
  • CSW required
  • BLS required

Experience (required and preferred):


  • 5 – 7 years performing progressive Social Work duties required
  • Transplant, Dialysis, Psychiatric experience preferred
  • Previous leadership experience preferred


About Us


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Equal Opportunity Employment


Consistent with our Core Values, Catholic Health Initiatives employers are EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled Employers. Qualified applications will receive consideration for employement without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, protected veteran status, disabilitiy or any other legally protected characteristic. 

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