Licensed Independent Social Worker, Primary Care Network

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”


With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.


Job Overview

As one of the oldest medical schools in the country, the UC College of Medicine has a reputation for training best-in-class health care professionals and developing cutting-edge procedures and research that improves the health and clinical care of patients.


The Primary Care Network consists of 15 clinical sites caring for more than 100,000 patients across the Cincinnati Tri-State region. Affiliation with the University of Cincinnati Physicians means immediate access to tertiary specialists who treat the most complex medical conditions. The Primary Care Network is committed to patient centered medical care, innovation, and education that inspires the next generation of healthcare professionals. If your passion is primary care, look no further!


The Primary Care Network is seeking a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) to provide behavioral health care management for patients with chronic medical conditions in integrated primary care settings in West Chester and Trenton, Ohio. The LISW will primarily conduct assessments, diagnose, prepare treatment planning, case management, and individual/group therapies, while meeting all standards of practice as required.

Essential Functions

  • Provide psychosocial assessments of patients and families to identify emotional, social, and environmental strengths and problems related to their diagnosis, illness, treatment, and/or life situation. 
  • Provide therapy through face-to-face sessions, via tele-medicine, or telephone conferencing.
  • Manage individual patients as part of a population health strategy to track progress and treat to target goals, including consulting with Psychiatrists and Primary Care Physicians.
  • Collaborate with other appropriate treatment team members in diagnostic formulation, treatment direction, and recommendations.
  • Maintain knowledge of external resources for patient needs to foster recovery.
  • Liaison with community agencies and participate in area activities related to mental health.
  • Manage department appointment schedules as appropriate.
  • Perform all required data collection for the department accurately and within expected time frame.
  • Participate in clinical supervision as needed on a scheduled basis.
  • Participate in departmental and outpatient Primary Care meetings, quality improvement efforts, and make sure peer review standards are met.
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need.

Required Education

Master’s Degree must be in Social Work.

Required Trainings/Certifications

Valid Independent Social Worker (LISW) license to practice in the State of Ohio.

Required Experience

  • Two (2) years of supervised social work experience.
  • Experience in behavioral care management.


Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


REQ: 92839 


Licensed Independent Social Worker, Primary Care Network

Date:  Apr 1, 2024

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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