Social Worker

Highly Competitive
  1. Contract
  2. Other
  3. United States
Detroit, USA
Posting date: 09 Jul 2024

Proclinical is seeking a dedicated Social Worker who will be responsible for managing complex psychosocial and economic co-morbidities of patients and their families. The role involves providing education and consultation about resources, developing and implementing discharge plans, and assisting patients and their families in adjusting to and coping with illness, diagnosis, treatment options, and prognosis. The successful candidate will serve as a liaison between the hospital and the community, offering crisis interventions to patients and their families when necessary.

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct psychosocial assessments and interventions based on preliminary risk screening.
  • Document patients identified as high risk for readmission.
  • Intervene with patients and families regarding emotional, social, and financial consequences of illness and/or disability.
  • Provide intervention in cases involving child abuse/neglect, domestic violence, elderly abuse, institutional abuse, and sexual assault.
  • Participate in discharge planning activities for complex patients.
  • Communicate with the healthcare team regarding the discharge planning status of all patients referred by them.
  • Provide consultation to RN Case Managers or appropriate team member when coordination with significant or intensive community resources is necessary.
  • Screen and coordinate referrals to the next level of care.
  • Educate patient/family and physician regarding post-acute options and address issues of choice.
  • Advocate for patient and family empowerment and independence to make autonomous health care decisions and access needed services within the health care system.
  • Actively participate in clinical performance improvement activities as assigned.


  • Masters Degree in Social Work.
  • Up to two years social work or protective services experience.
  • Working knowledge/experience in utilization management, managed care, and payor issues.
  • Experience in psychosocial and therapeutic counseling.
  • Ability to interview, assess, organize and problem solve.
  • Interpersonal communication and negotiation skills.
  • Analytical, data management and PC skills.
  • Ability to work with people of all social, economic, and cultural backgrounds.
  • LMSW with clinical specialty or clinical/macro specialty licensure.

If you are having difficulty in applying or if you have any questions, please contact Natalie Magola at

Proclinical is a specialist employment agency and recruitment business, providing job opportunities within major pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies.

Proclinical Staffing is an equal opportunity employer.