Social Worker LCSW- Hispanic Transplant Program Full-time Days

  • Full-time
  • Job Shift: Day Job (1st)

Company Description

At Northwestern Medicine, every patient interaction makes a difference in cultivating a positive workplace. This patient-first approach is what sets us apart as a leader in the healthcare industry. As an integral part of our team, you'll have the opportunity to join our quest for better healthcare, no matter where you work within the Northwestern Medicine system. At Northwestern Medicine, we pride ourselves on providing competitive benefits: from tuition reimbursement and loan forgiveness to 401(k) matching and lifecycle benefits, we take care of our employees. Ready to join our quest for better?

Job Description

The Social Worker LCSW reflects the mission, vision, and values of NM, adheres to the organization's Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines, and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.

           Social Worker-LCSW, Hispanic Transplant Program, Full-time, Days
                                             Bilingual: Spanish

Northwestern Medicine recognizes the importance of cultural competence when it comes to patient care, which is why we offer the Northwestern Medicine Hispanic Transplant Program for patients who prefer to communicate in Spanish. The Northwestern Medicine Hispanic Transplant Program is the first transplant program in the country providing transplant care for Hispanic patients. Additionally, the program has the largest bilingual and bicultural transplant team of more than 40 specially trained professionals dedicated to serving patients in need of a transplant based on their cultural and language preferences.

The Northwestern Medicine Hispanic Transplant Team supports the longstanding goal of providing individualized patient care for Hispanic patients undergoing kidney, liver or pancreas transplantation.

In this role, you will travel to dialysis units throughout the Chicagoland area to educate patients, and professionals regarding kidney transplant options along with key features of the Northwestern Medicine transplant program. This position is a mix of clinical care and outreach.


The professional we select will meet directly with abdominal transplant patients and their families to perform biopsychosocial assessments, and work in conjunction with the interdisciplinary team. This compassionate individual will recommend plans of intervention based on patient needs.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assisting patients in navigating complex financial/insurance issues, providing supportive counseling to patients in their re-adjustment to pre and post-transplant lifestyle and management of complications, and making referrals to outside mental health providers and agencies as necessary

Additional responsibilities will include:

  • Coordinating plans of action when barriers are present to facilitate resolution. 
  • Collaborating/communicating with the interdisciplinary team throughout all phases of
  • planning.
  • Seeking consultation with and making referrals to appropriate disciplines/departments  
  • Acting as an advocate for patients who require assistance to gain access to information, resources and services.
  • Managing and informing members of the healthcare team regarding necessary
  • interventions.
  • Providing patients and families with education to promote wellness and increased
  • knowledge of the healthcare system.
  • Completing timely documentation of all activities in the medical record and hospital-wide
  • information systems.
  • Engaging in quality improvement, as required.




  • Masters Degree in Social Work from a school of Social Work accredited by CSWE.
  • Minimum of two years of post-graduate experience in hospital Social Work or related settings.
  • A high level of interpersonal skills to affect positive outcomes.
  • Organizational skills necessary to prioritize and manage an appropriate caseload of patients coupled with performing the Social Worker functions.
  • Self-direction required for daily work.
  • Analytical skills necessary to independently collect, analyze, and interpret data, resolve problems requiring innovative solutions and to negotiate in sensitive situations.
  • Licensure in Illinois. Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).

Additional Information

Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected status.