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Company: UAMS
Location: Little Rock, AR
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


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  Type of Position:
Job Type: Regular
Work Shift: Shift Vary (United States of America)

Sponsorship Available:

Institution Name: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity. We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving patient care and the lives of Arkansans.

UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks (available for benefits eligible positions only):

  • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for qualifying staff and family
  • Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
  • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
  • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
  • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
  • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
  • Merchant Discounts
  • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy

Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying for the opening.  To apply for the position, please click the Apply link/button.

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The University does not discriminate in its education programs or activities (including in admission and employment) on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, or sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity). Federal law prohibits the University from discriminating on these bases. Questions or concerns about the application of Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, may be sent to the University's Title IX Coordinator and to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.

Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment.

All application information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

At UAMS we value Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

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Department: ICE | CORE PA IP Social Work IP C

Department's Website:

UAMS - All Careers
Summary of Job Duties: Shifts: Full-Time, Monday-Friday, Rotating Weekends

The Licensed Master Social Worker at the Psychiatric Research Institute's adult inpatient units functions in the role assisting the patient and family and interdisciplinary team through the care episode. The primary duties in addition to any discharge planning activities include individual, group, and family therapy to the adult population, communicating with the patients, assisting in the development of a specific treatment plan that reflects the therapeutic intervention to address the patient's needs. They provides services through the Psychiatric Consultation Liaison Service.

This position offers a $10,000 taxable Sign-On Bonus in return for a 18-month work commitment
• $3,000 after completion of 90 day probation
• $3,000 after completion of 1st year of employment
• $4,000 after completion of 18 months of employment

• Applicant has applied for a full-time Social Work position on an Inpatient Unit or in PRI in the Care Management Department
• Applicant is not a current UAMS employee
• If applicant was previously employed by UAMS, at least 180 days have passed between termination and re-hire

Payment Eligibility Requirements for Applicant:
• Must maintain full-time employment at UAMS.
• Must remain employed in Care Management Department.
• Must maintain satisfactory annual performance evaluation with no progressive discipline. Must be hired and remain employed at UAMS to receive payments


  • Masters' degree in Social Work
  • Must be licensed by an Arkansas Professional Board as a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) or Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW) by date of hire (Provisional License Master Social Worker accepted)
  • Basic proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook)

Preferred Qualifications or Competencies:

  • Experience in acute, adult mental health field
  • Two (2) or more years of work experience in the behavioral health field
  • CPI training
  • Certified Case Manager (CCM) or American Case Management (ACM) certification.


Psychosocial Assessment/Services: Completes assessment for patients admitted to the hospital. Performs discharge planning and aftercare coordination, community referrals and linkages. Provides patient and family education and adjustment to illness counseling, grief counseling and crisis intervention. Promotes patient and family centered care and documents the patient choices in the medical record as required. Recommends care and services that are appropriate to the specified chronological age, developmental age, social maturity, and cultural background of the patient being treated.  

Communication/Collaboration: Documents and communicates with all treatment teams, patient, and family pertaining to the coordination of care and services. Serves as a consultant for processing guardianship, power of attorney, health care proxy, and advance directives. Collaborates with other UAMS Departments and actively participates in hospital wide performance improvement metrics and regulatory compliance initiatives. Reports and reviews department specific data metrics on a monthly basis. Implements, monitors, and evaluates the Care Management quality improvement initiatives.  

 Leadership - Acts as a resource to others in the performance of duties. Demonstrates a commitment to the personal and professional development of other UAMS employees. Participates in recruitment/retention of staff.

Customer Service:  Interacts with and assists the public in a professional and friendly manner as needed. Demonstrates effective communication skills; communicates accurate and complete information; maintains strict confidentiality when necessary. Demonstrates positive working relationships with co-workers, management team, and ancillary departments; follows the Core Concepts of Patient and Family Centered Care and the Basic Code of Conduct Guidelines. Assist internal and external stakeholders as needed with exceptional customer service.

Other duties as assigned in order to meet the UAMS Core Values and the business needs of the Department.

Additional Information:








Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop or reach overhead


Lift and carry weight

10 lbs or less

Push and pull weight

10 lbs or less

Use hands to touch, handle or feel






Taste or smell


Read, concentrate, think analytically


Physical Environment

Inside Medical Facility Environment
Inside Office Environment

Noise Level


Visual Requirements

Near visual acuity



Salary Information:

Commensurate with education and experience

Required Documents to Apply:

License or Certificate (see special instructions for submission instructions), List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume

Optional Documents:

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Recruitment Contact Information:

Please contact for any recruiting related questions.

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site  

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

This position is subject to pre-employment screening (criminal background, drug testing, and/or education verification). A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant except as provided by law. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity.  The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. 

Constant Physical Activity:
Frequent Physical Activity:
Occasional Physical Activity:
Benefits Eligible: Yes

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