January 21, 2020
Full Time
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The primary responsibility of the Clinical Social Worker (CSW) at the Memory and Aging Center within the Department of Neurology will be to assess patients and their families to determine their psychosocial needs and to suggest and coordinate interventions and access to social services. The CSW will contribute to clinical care as well as assist in research goals of a multidisciplinary team, including the Care Ecosystem (CE) project.

The CSW will be responsible for needs assessments, development of care plans, brief problem-focused counseling, crisis intervention, advocacy, referrals, follow-up and documentation. The CSW will collaboratively develop a comprehensive care plan that includes plans to address legal, financial and long-term care planning needs. The CSW will participate in training Care Team Navigators (CTNs) who act as the primary point of contact and provide support, education, and care coordination for patients and caregivers enrolled in CE.

Additional duties may include helping to maintain and update a shared resource database, leading support groups or psychoeducation program for patients and caregivers, developing liaisons with community agencies, and participating in community education activities. The CSW will demonstrate the ability to work with any patient regardless of race, gender, religious affiliation, cultural beliefs, lifestyle, disease process or treatment plan.

The UCSF Memory and Aging Center is an international leader in the field of memory disorders and dementia. The center provides comprehensive evaluations for the diagnosis and treatment of patients, conducts research on new therapies and offers support groups for patients, family members and friends. Our team comprises specialists from a wide variety of disciplines, including neurology, neuropsychology, geriatrics, geriatric psychiatry, pharmacy, nursing, social work and speech pathology.

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.