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The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is the oldest and one of the finest medical schools in the United States. Penn is rich in tradition and heritage and at the same time consistently at the forefront of new developments and innovations in medical education and research. Since its founding in 1765 the School has been a strong presence in the community and prides itself on educating the leaders of tomorrow in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education. http://www.med.upenn.edu/This position is contingent upon funding.
This full-time position is for a social worker who will be a core member of a collaborative care team in primary care, including the patient's medical provider and psychiatric consultant, as well as the larger primary care or medical team. The social worker will be part of a research study evaluating collaborative care models for integrating buprenorphine treatment in primary care for patients with opioid use disorders and mental health conditions. She/he is responsible for supporting and coordinating the mental and physical health care of assigned patients in conjunction with the patient's medical provider and, when appropriate, other behavioral health providers. The social worker provides brief behavioral interventions using evidence based practices and makes recommendations for psychotropic medication management as reviewed by primary care provider or a consulting psychiatrist taking into account adherence monitoring, side effects, and effectiveness of treatment. She/he provides patient education about common mental health and substance use disorders and the availability of treatment options. The social worker will encourage patient engagement, treatment adherence, and commitment to follow-up care and facilitate in-clinic or outside referrals to evidence-based psychosocial treatments as clinically indicated. The target population are individuals with opioid use disorders and mental health conditions.
Master's degree and 2 years of relevant experience or equivalent combination of educaiton and experience required.
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Perelman School of Medicine
$42,953.00 - $77,315.00
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