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Henry Ford Health System Dialysis Social Worker Tech, Detroit in Detroit, Michigan


Assists social work staff in the provision of concrete services to renal patients. Identifies needs of the patient and family and makes referrals to appropriate community agencies and hospital departments. Other duties include maintenance of records and statistical data and the provision of clerical support to the social work staff. Performs related duties as assigned. Demonstrates team member standards and adheres to diversity principles and expectations including deaf and hard of hearing guidelines.


  • Assists patients/families with referrals to community agencies and/or other hospital departments for such concerns as transportation arrangements, outpatient nursing home placements, billing/insurance inquiries and utilities.

  • Acts as a liaison between patients and various community agencies/hospital departments.

  • Maintains and updates files on available resources.

  • May assist in the determination and arrangement of emergency appointments for patients who are in crisis situations.

  • Maintains social work records in accordance with established guidelines.

  • Assists in the compilation of statistical information concerning patient population and/or social work functions as appropriate.

  • Provides clerical support to social work staff as necessary (i.e., filing, xeroxing).

  • Records own activities as necessary in order to ensure accountability.

  • Travel to satellite units as required.

  • Demonstrate willingness and ability to function consistently as a team member, positively contributing on a daily basis to the goals and of the dialysis program as appropriate to the scope of position

  • Demonstrate willingness and ability to work effectively in a complex and changing environment.

  • Demonstrate willingness and ability to effectively relate in an organizationally acceptable manner to team members, patients, and other customers in a diverse environment.

  • Demonstrate a caring and compassionate manner toward the patients and their family members that are a part of the dialysis program

  • Complete all required and assigned in-services and online education and demonstrate incorporation of the teaching/learning as appropriate to position. Act in a manner that demonstrates commitment to the mission, vision, values, goals and objectives of the dialysis program.

  • Adhere rigorously to all infection control/infection prevention requirements.

  • Behave in a manner designed to contribute to a neat, clean, safe, compliant environment and appropriately speak up as needed regarding any potential concerns.

  • Demonstrate willingness and ability to apply process-improvement principles to daily work and work area.

  • Adhere to confidentiality and HIPPA safety and privacy requirements.

  • Demonstrate acceptance of working in a continuous learning environment; actively participate in own learning, seek to contribute to team and program learning as appropriate to position.

  • Give and receive proper communication with supervisor, other charge personnel, and team members, including medical leadership as appropriate to position.


  • Associate's Degree or equivalent experience.

  • Minimum of one year experience in health care environment.

  • Ability to analyze pertinent patient information in order to refer patients to appropriate agencies/departments.

  • Interpersonal skills necessary to work with a wide range of patients, families, multidisciplinary hospital staff and individuals from community agencies.

  • Organizational skills required to manage a high-volume workload.


  • May be subject to hazardous waste and materials


    Under the leadership of President and CEO Wright L. Lassiter, III, Henry Ford Health System is a

    $6 billion integrated health system comprised of six hospitals, a health plan, and 250+ sites

    including medical centers, walk-in and urgent care clinics, pharmacy, eye care facilities and

    other healthcare retail. Established in 1915 by auto industry pioneer Henry Ford, the health system

    now has 32,000 employees and remains home to the 1,900-member Henry Ford Medical Group, one

    of the nation’s oldest physician groups. An additional 2,200 physicians are also affiliated with the

    health system through the Henry Ford Physician Network. Henry Ford is also one of the region’s

    major academic medical centers, receiving between $90-$100 million in annual research funding and

    remaining Michigan’s fourth largest NIH-funded institution. Also an active participant in medical

    education and training, the health system has trained nearly 40% of physicians currently practicing

    in the state and also provides education and training for other health professionals including nurses,

    pharmacists, radiology and respiratory technicians. visitHenryFord.com.


    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 System 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 System 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.