Rainelle Medical Center (RMC) has a full-time position open for a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW), Licensed Clinical Psychologist or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) to work in our Behavioral Health program. Certification in Addictions preferred. Excellent benefits package and student loan repayment available. RMC is a federally qualified health center (FQHC). Please forward your resume to Laura Eagle at email@example.com or fax to 304.438.4037. EOE
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Dr. Alizaga’s research assesses factors that influence tobacco and cancer-related health cognitions and behaviors among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals, low-income populations, and racial/ethnic minorities.
Join us to learn about health disparities in Latinx LGBTQ populations and how to access tailored outreach materials from our Networks.
The Family Service of Marion and Harrison Counties, Inc.
This position provides specialized case management and support services to grandparents raising grandchildren as specified in the “The Healthy Grandfamilies Project.” This program is funded by United Way funds. This project will offer grandfamilies a series of 9 workshops delivered in Marion and Taylor Counties combined with case management services over a 6-month period per cohort. Workshops will be delivered through The Family Service. Social Worker will provide the intervention’s case management component. The Social Worker will be involved in all phase of the project as specified below.
Reports To: Counselor I
Personal: The Social Work position requires:
An interest in people, sensitivity, warmth in relationships, integrity, and flexibility.
The insight and capacity to mature.
An interest in the field of casework and the willingness to continue adding to professional abilities and competence.
Valid West Virginia Driver’s License
Must be able to pass a criminal background and abuse registry check and prior employment background check.
Professional: The following requirements are necessary:
A BSW degree plus experience working with grandfamilies preferred.
West Virginia Social Work License required.
Experience in direct practice with individuals, families, and groups.
A working knowledge of therapeutic theory and of sociological concepts related to the family; and knowledge of individual and family psychology; family pathology; and family centered casework treatment.
The ability to apply this knowledge to practice.
The ability to exercise independent casework judgment.
Facility in verbal and written communication.
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to maintain a positive collaborative relationship among staff.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Collect participant data using the Granfamilies Assessment Form (pre and post), and Action Planning Form
Provide follow-up home and phone visits with participants following their completion of the participant workshops to assist them in implementing their Action Plans.
Refer families to community resources as needed.
Help families develop Action Plans as part of their participation in the workshop.
Help families revise Action Plans as needed.
Assist participants in making arrangements for transportation and child care as needed to facilitate their participation in the workshops.
Help families phase out of the project at the end of 6 months by helping them transition to community programs services as specified in their Action Plans.
Attend and participate in statewide, regional, and local meetings and trainings as required to improve the case management component of the project.
Develop a good working knowledge of all other community resources in the local areas.
Conduct initial contacts with all other referral agencies to explain and learn agency functions, referral processes, and to develop coordination with all other agencies in Marion and Harrison Counties, and other referral sources as indicated by the caseload.
Assist in the overall public relations of the Agency within the community at large.
The Social Worker must be able to drive throughout Harrison County and make home visits in a variety of physical locations, some of which might require climbing stairs and walking short distances. Manual dexterity is needed to complete office task such as using a computer and copier.
The work environment is representative of a typical office setting when not in community. The Social Worker will work out of a designated office where noise levels should not exceed a moderate level.
Paul Rosen, MD, has joined WVU Medicine Children’s as the state’s first dedicated pediatric rheumatologist.
“Not only are we excited to have a pediatric rheumatologist to see our arthritis and autoimmune patients, but we are so happy to have Dr. Rosen become part of our WVU Medicine Children’s family. He runs a truly patient-centered practice, and his TEDx talk on empathy in healthcare shows that his values are in the proper place. We can all learn from his guidance,” Charles Mullett, MD, PhD, chair of the WVU Department of Pediatrics, said. “We are so pleased to have him in our organization, and we know our patients will love him, too.”
Dr. Rosen also currently serves as medical officer for the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI) at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Previously, he served as the clinical director of service and operational excellence at the Nemours Children’s Health System.
Rosen received his medical degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He then received a master’s in public health from Harvard University and a master’s in medical management from Carnegie Mellon University. He completed an internship and residency in pediatrics at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York followed by a fellowship in pediatric rheumatology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.
Rosen, a professor of pediatrics, is board certified in pediatric rheumatology.
“I am thrilled to join the WVU community as the state’s first pediatric rheumatologist,” Rosen said. “I am thankful for the opportunity to help make an impact for the children of West Virginia.”
WVU Medicine Children’s – currently located on the sixth floor of J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital, WVU Medicine’s flagship hospital – provides maternal, infant, and pediatric care for West Virginia and the surrounding region, giving care to high-risk mothers, premature infants, and children with life-threatening conditions through adolescence to adulthood. In 2020, WVU Medicine Children’s will move into a new tower and ambulatory care center to be attached to Ruby Memorial. For more information, including ways to support the $60-million capital campaign for Children’s new home, visit wvumedicine.org/childrens.
WVU faculty named 2018-2019 Benedum Distinguished Scholars
Four exceptional faculty members at West Virginia University have been named 2018-2019 Benedum Distinguished Scholars in recognition of the high caliber of their research and scholarly activity, including neuroscience professor Bernard Schreurs. Read more about the Benedum Scholars —>
WVU researchers explore stroke’s effects on microbiome
When the microbiomes in our guts are disturbed, it causes indigestion. But for stroke patients, those same disturbances can affect recovery. WVU researchers are studying how the gut and brain influence each other. Read more about their microbiome research —>
Two School of Medicine programs ranked in top 100 graduate programs by US News
On March 12, U.S. News and World Report released the latest ranking of top 100 graduate programs in the nation. WVU was ranked 48th in primary care medicine, and 84th for medical research. Read more about how WVU ranked —>
WVU School of Dentistry takes tobacco cessation efforts on the road
Faculty and students at the School of Dentistry are leading tobacco cessation efforts at the Health Sciences Center, both in the classroom and the clinic. The School hosts a continuing education course for a multitude of healthcare professionals to learn how they can work together on treatment plans for patients trying to become tobacco free. Read more about the CE opportunity —>
Strengthening Training for Addiction Recovery Project
The West Virginia University School of Social Work seeks applications for the position of Project Coordinator for the Strengthening Training for Addiction Recovery (STAR) grant. This position is grant-funded through September 30, 2019 and we anticipate a strong likelihood of funding renewal. The STAR project is part of WVU’s role in West Virginia’s Statewide Opioid Response. The Coordinator position will focus on administrative coordination of the STAR project, academic support to social work students participating in the STAR program, engagement with community-based providers, and interface with STAR project leaders. Apply online here.