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Social Worker HIV and Infectious Disease Clinic

Company: Henry Ford Health System
Location: Detroit
Posted on: June 11, 2024

Job Description:





The Social Worker is responsible for creating outcomes for the patient and family by managing complex psychosocial and economic co-morbidities. Provide education and consultation regarding resources, collaborate to develop a discharge plan and facilitate and monitor its implementation. Assist patient/family adjust to and cope with illness, diagnosis, treatment options and prognosis. Through advanced practice skills mobilizes resources to reduce risk, serves as a liaison between the hospital and the community. In addition offers crisis interventions to patient/family.

Social Worker (SW) Primary Responsibilities:

Services provided in Outpatient clinical setting to include:

Completing Social Determinates of Health screening to identify barriers that impact engagement in HIV medical care.

Complete referral(s) to community resource(s) to meet pt need(s).

Documentation of progress notes within EPIC (electronic medical record).

Work within a multi-disciplinary team to meet the needs of population serviced.

Working with diverse populations (LGBTQ+)

Experienced with Microsoft Word / Excel

Foster work relationships with community agencies

Participate in community training opportunities to develop / enhance skills

Insurance Navigation Skills

Treatment Adherence, Health Education and Risk Reduction Counseling Skills

HIV Counseling, Testing and Referral and Early Intervention Services Trainings must be completed within 1 year of hire

Other Duties as assigned -


Master's Degree in Social Work. Social work or protective services experience preferred. Working knowledge/experience in utilization management, managed care and payor issues preferred. Experience in psychosocial and therapeutic counseling preferred. Ability to interview, assess, organize and problem solve. Ability to identify appropriate community resources on assigned caseload and to work collaboratively with patients, families, multidisciplinary team and community agencies to achieve desired patient outcomes. Possess interpersonal communication and negotiation skills in interactions with patients, families, physicians, and health care team colleagues. Possess analytical, data management and PC skills. Exposure and/or experience in pre-acute and post-acute care, as well as community resources. Ability to work independently, as well as to develop collaborative relationships with physicians, families, patients, interdisciplinary team and other community agencies. Ability to analyze, develop and manage change; to integrate Continuous Quality Improvement principles for service and organization work improvements. Ability to work with people of all social, economic, and cultural backgrounds; be flexible, open-minded and adaptable to change. Demonstrates the ability to connect patients and families with necessary services, both inside and outside the HFHS. Maintains a current working knowledge of services available in the local community, particularly services available to patients with limited or non-existent payment resources. Must demonstrate patience and tact when dealing with patients, families and other staff.


LMSW with clinical specialty or clinical/macro specialty licensure required.

Additional Information

Organization: Henry Ford Medical Group

Department: Infection Disease

Shift: Day Job

Union Code: Not Applicable

Additional Details

This posting represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. It should be understood, therefore, that incumbents may be asked to perform job-related duties beyond those explicitly described above.


Partnering with nearly 2 million people on their health journey, Henry Ford Health provides a full continuum of services at 250 care locations throughout southeast and south central Michigan. With 33,000 valued team members, Henry Ford is also among Michigan's largest and most diverse employers. Our superior care and discoveries are powered by nearly 6,000 physicians, researchers and advanced practice providers. Learn more


Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice. Henry Ford Health has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice Rewards. My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves. There are dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life. As an employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness, and a whole host of other benefits and services. Employee's classified as contingent status are not eligible for benefits.

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health is committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height, weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.

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