UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
Specification for Class
UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP
|SOCIAL WORKER||18944 (E S SEIU 1199NW HMC SW/Dietitian)
17885 (NE S SEIU 1199NW HMC SW/Dietitian)
|SOCIAL WORKER, SENIOR||21400 (NE H SEIU 1199NW UWMC Northwest Professional)
21600 (NE H Temp SEIU 1199NW UWMC Northwest Professional)
As a member of a health care team, provide professional social work services in a client/patient care, research and/or teaching environment.
Under general direction, provide social work services to clients/patients, their families, and/or others; and/or participate in health sciences research; and/or participate in health sciences teaching activities, and exercise independent decision-making authority and expertise specific to assigned area of practice.
Provide specialty consultation to other health care staff and health care teams regarding psychosocially focused aspects of client/patient care;
Provides psychosocial support to patients and families;
In collaboration with the multidisciplinary team, develops and implements safe and timely discharge plans;
Provides care coordination for patients with complicated social and medical histories;
Provides case management in specialized programs;
Provides counseling services in specialized programs;
Makes timely referrals to hospital and/community agencies including those required by mandatory reporting laws such and child and vulnerable adult abuse;
Maintains appropriate documentation;
Participates in practicum instruction of social work students and/or provides work direction to Social Work Assistant(s) or other assigned staff;
Participates in formal and informal teaching of health care professionals, health sciences students and the general community;
Coordinates elements of research studies and projects;
Participates in or chairs departmental program development activities or committees;
Represent the Social Work Department on hospital, university, and community committees/work groups;
Perform related duties as assigned/required.
A Master of Social Work Degree from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education
One year of full-time social work experience in a health care setting or equivalent. Experience can include a practicum placement as part of a social work training program and/or employment experience.
LEGAL REQUIREMENTWithin 90 days of hire must hold one of the following credentials issued by the state of Washington:
- Agency Affiliated Counselor, or
- Licensed Social Work Associate -Advanced, or
- Licensed Social Work Associate - Independent Clinical, or
- Licensed Advance Social Worker, or
- Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer's responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.
1-03-73: New Class;
12-14-73: Revise Class;
5-1-82: Revise Title & Class;
1-18-88: Revise Title/Class;
7-2-90: Revise MQ;
3-15-02: Revise MQ;
6-01-05: CSR Class Conversion (mc);
7-01-09: Revise legal requirements;
2-16-16: Combine Social Worker 1, UW job code 8943, and Social Worker 2, abolishing Social Worker 1 when the change is complete; revise and update spec and MQs, including lowering minimum years of experience from two to one.
Add SEIU 1199NW UWMC-NW job profiles: 01-01-2020