Posting:  WAYNE HEALTH - Social Worker position

March 8, 2021

Job Description:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide patient biopsychosocial intake assessments, diagnoses
  • Develop individual treatment plans or interventions with patients; modify treatment plans to comply with changes in patients’ status
  • Collaborate with other professionals to evaluate patients' health conditions and needs; review treatment plans with applicable health care providers
  • Monitor, evaluate and record patient progress in the electronic medical record
  • Facilitate referrals for assistance with medications, finances, housing, education, transportation, food and clothing, legal issues (guardianship, durable power of attorney, etc.)
  • Liaise with community agencies to advocate for patients’ needs and community resources
  • Establish and maintain productive working relationships with people inside and outside the department and/or practice

Supervisory Responsibilities:


Additional Responsibilities:

Other duties as may be assigned


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or Master's degree from an educational program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education
  • Michigan Limited BSW or Limited LMSW License
  • 2 years post-graduate clinical experience with 1 year in a managed care population
  • Knowledge of principles, methods and procedures for diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions

Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Skills in medication assessment
  • Skills in interviewing and eliciting information and cooperation from patients
  • Good written and verbal communication skills to convey and receive information effectively (face-to-face, telephone and electronic)
  • Good analytical and judgment skills
  • Ability to use computer software programs and systems
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding patients, personnel and/or financial data
  • Excellent organizational skills to work independently, prioritize, handle multiple tasks and manage time

Safety Requirements:

  • Compliance with departmental Health and Safety policies and procedures
  • Mandatory TB test annually (based on Department guidelines)

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer
  • Prolonged periods of walking, sitting, standing, stooping/kneeling, bending
  • Ability to lift up to 10 pounds regularly and up to 50 pounds occasionally
  • Close vision and ability to focus on computer screens and documents; distance vision; peripheral vision; depth perception; ability to adjust vision focus
  • Use of hands to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • Operate in a hospital, medical center or clinic setting
  • Routinely use standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers and fax machines
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate

Work Schedule:

  • 40-hour workweek
  • Hours and days to be determined by the business needs of the department
  • May require on-call duty and the ability to work outside of scheduled work hours when the need arises

Wayne State University Physician Group is an EEO/AA/Veteran/Disability Employer

Interested applicants can apply for the Social Worker I (R-100271) on our website at

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