Social Worker II, Maine Medical Center Kidney Transplant Program

  • MaineHealth
  • Portland, ME, USA
  • Oct 15, 2021
Counseling Therapy

Job Description

Summary

Per Diem role with flexible schedule!

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) licensure from the Maine State Board of Social Work is required.

This unique Licensed Clinical Social Worker role is designed to provide additional coverage, assessment and support to the care team at the Maine Medical Center Kidney Transplant Program.

Candidates must be available to accommodate consecutive scheduled shifts. Shifts are scheduled Monday through Friday, during normal business hours.

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)

    1. Education: Knowledge of social work theories, techniques and therapies, as used in individual, family and group treatment, as well as principles of social welfare as acquired through completion of a Master's degree in social work from an institution accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
    2. License/Certifications: Licensure by the Maine State Board of Social Work Licensure, LCSW.
    3. Experience: Two or more years' work experience in a health or mental health setting preferred.
    4. Ability to communicate effectively and work collaborative with all members of the multidisciplinary healthcare team within Acute Psychiatry and Emergency Medicine

The Licensed Clinical Social Worker is part of a collaborative multidisciplinary team, and will conduct psychosocial evaluations and assessments of potential transplant candidates and living donors and provides consultation to the treatment team regarding patient/family social and environmental needs.

These assessments, is conjunction with other factors, will be used in the determination of eligibility and appropriateness to receive services.

Additional responsibilities of the Licensed Clinical Social Worker include:

  • Providing support and training of volunteers
  • Conduct meetings with potential candidates in both the hospital setting and outpatient center to conduct evaluations
  • Provide assessment, consultation, diagnostic work up, and management of the patient's acute psychiatric problems.
  • Provides complex discharge planning, coordinates aftercare services, and makes referrals for other community services based on the treatment plan.

At the Maine Transplant Program at Maine Medical Center, our mission is to provide the best care for patients with irreversible kidney failure and their living donors. As the only transplant program in the state, the Maine Transplant Program has performed more than 1500 kidney transplants since 1971.

We are committed to providing top quality, multidisciplinary, personalized treatment. Our experienced transplant team is made up of nephrologists, surgeons, nurses, lab specialists, pharmacists, nutritionists and social workers.

*The sign on bonus is allocated in two equal payments, 50% at start and 50% at 6 months *Current MaineHealth employees not eligible for the sign on bonus. Must be separated from MaineHealth system for 3 months to be eligible. Tuition Reimbursement is available to employees after 6 months of employment.  

Additional Information

Maine Medical Center is a Magnet designated 606-bed tertiary care and teaching institution. MMC is Maine's largest hospital and a state-wide health care resource. MMC offers outstanding career opportunities and quality of life in Portland.