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Company: VUMC
Location: Nashville, TN
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


Social Worker (Behavioral Health Consultant) – Comprehensive Care Clinic

Requisition: 2013022

Your Role:

The responsibility of this position is to work with the medical team to provide clinical behavioral health services in a manner that upholds the health center's mission and quality standards and results in better patient health outcomes. This role provides expert psychosocial assessment, brief targeted intervention, and individual therapy for social, emotional and environmental issues that impact client/family ability to optimally benefit from care. The role also provides education and or consultation to patients and their families. This position provides a great opportunity for a self-directed mental health clinician to make a significant contribution to the larger care team.

Department | Unit Summary:

The Vanderbilt Comprehensive Care Clinic (V-CCC), a nationally-recognized HIV Center of Excellence and a certified Primary Care Medical Home, is located at Vanderbilt Health's One Hundred Oaks campus in Nashville, Tennessee. The V-CCC provides care for more than 3,500 active outpatients living with HIV from Tennessee and adjacent states. The V-CCC has on-site psychiatric, adherence counseling, social work, and nutrition services. Patients with HIV/AIDS receive quality, comprehensive HIV care, regardless of their ability to pay.

Clinic Hours:

  • The clinic is open Monday – Friday (Days) 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded, and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity — of culture, thinking, learning and leading — is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt's mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.

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We believe highly skilled and specialized nursing care is essential to Vanderbilt University Medical Center's mission of quality in patient care, education and research. We believe nursing is an applied art and science focused on helping people, families and communities reach excellent health and well-being.

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  • Maintains professional documentation which meets department and VUMC standards as it relates to compliance.
  • Provides brief targeted interventions for identified clients.
  • Completes psychosocial assessment and assists team with the development of the plan of care.
  • Provides education and or consultation to clients and families, treatment team and community.
  • Contributes to the organization by actively participating in process improvement initiatives and shared decision making.
  • The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.


RISK MANAGEMENT (NOVICE):- Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency to successfully demonstrate risk management of moderate difficulty. Capable of conducting risk analysis as part of a task to address problems including determining risk factors, probability, impact, early detection and prevention. Able to prepare simple contingency plans and alternatives.

PATIENT ASSESSMENT - (NOVICE):- Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency to successfully demonstrate patient assessments in practical applications of moderate difficulty.

PATIENT EVALUATION (NOVICE):- Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency to successfully demonstrate the ability to conduct a patient evaluation in practical applications of moderate difficulty. Capable of effectively assessing the relative merits of alternative products or services.

CRISIS INTERVENTION (NOVICE):- Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency to successfully demonstrate crisis intervention in practical applications of moderate difficulty.

CLINICAL COUNSELING (NOVICE):- Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency to successfully demonstrate clinical counseling in practical applications of moderate difficulty.


  • Organizational Impact: Executes job responsibilities with the understanding of how output would affect and impact other areas related to own job area/team with occasional guidance.
  • Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Analyzes moderately complex problems using technical experience and judgment.
  • Breadth of Knowledge: Has expanded knowledge gained through experience within a professional area.
  • Team Interaction: Provides informal guidance and support to team members.



  • - Develops Self and Others: Invests time, energy and enthusiasm in developing self/others to help improve performance and gain knowledge in new areas.
  • - Builds and Maintains Relationships: Maintains regular contact with key colleagues and stakeholders using formal and informal opportunities to expand and strengthen relationships.
  • - Communicates Effectively: Recognizes group interactions and modifies one's own communication style to suit different situations and audiences.


  • - Serves Others with Compassion: Seeks to understand current and future needs of relevant stakeholders and customizes services to better address them.
  • - Solves Complex Problems: Approaches problems from different angles; Identifies new possibilities to interpret opportunities and develop concrete solutions.
  • - Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Provides ongoing support and coaching in a constructive manner to increase employees' effectiveness.


  • - Performs Excellent Work: Engages regularly in formal and informal dialogue about quality; directly addresses quality issues promptly.
  • - Ensures Continuous Improvement: Applies various learning experiences by looking beyond symptoms to uncover underlying causes of problems and identifies ways to resolve them.
  • - Fulfills Safety and Regulatory Requirements: Understands all aspects of providing a safe environment and performs routine safety checks to prevent safety hazards from occurring.


  • - Demonstrates Accountability: Demonstrates a sense of ownership, focusing on and driving critical issues to closure.
  • - Stewards Organizational Resources: Applies understanding of the departmental work to effectively manage resources for a department/area.
  • - Makes Data Driven Decisions: Demonstrates strong understanding of the information or data to identify and elevate opportunities.


  • - Generates New Ideas: Proactively identifies new ideas/opportunities from multiple sources or methods to improve processes beyond conventional approaches.
  • - Applies Technology: Demonstrates an enthusiasm for learning new technologies, tools, and procedures to address short-term challenges.
  • - Adapts to Change: Views difficult situations and/or problems as opportunities for improvement; actively embraces change instead of emphasizing negative elements.


This position requires a Master's Degree (or equivalent experience) and < 1 year relevant experience.   

Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration (LCR):

  • Licensed Master Social Worker Required

Additional Qualification Information:



  • Must hold a current Tennessee Social Work License. Candidates who have recently graduated from an accredited Graduate School of Social Work or have moved to TN with another State's Master Social Work license are allowed a provision to obtain licensure from the TN State Board within six (6) months of hire date.

Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:



  • Light Work category requiring exertion up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally and uses negligible amounts of force to move objects.




  • Occasional: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.
  • Occasional: Walking: Moving about on foot.
  • Occasional: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another
  • Occasional: Lifting over 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects from one level to another, includes upward pulling over 35 lbs, with help of coworkers or assistive device
  • Occasional: Carrying under 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device.
  • Occasional: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.
  • Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles
  • Occasional: Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching or maneuvering self, patient and equipment simultaneously while working in large and small spaces
  • Occasional: Climbing: Ascending or descending stairs/ramps using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.
  • Occasional: Kneeling:Bending legs at knees to come to rest on knee or knees.
  • Occasional: Crouching/Squatting: Bending body downward and forward by bending legs and spine.Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.
  • Occasional: Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.
  • Occasional: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.
  • Occasional: Bimanual Dexterity: Requiring the use of both hands.
  • Frequent: Sitting: Remaining in seated position
  • Frequent: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.
  • Frequent: Fingering: Picking, pinching, gripping, working primarily with fingers requiring fine manipulation.




  • Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.
  • Continuous: Auditory: Perceiving the variances of sounds, tones and pitches and able to focus on single source of auditory information
  • Continuous: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.
  • Continuous: Smell: Ability to detect and identify odors.

Environmental Conditions




  • Occasional: Pathogens: Risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other contagious illnesses.



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