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Siloam Health

Medical Social Worker

Siloam Health


Job Summary

Employment status: Part-time, Hourly, Non-Exempt
Hours per week: 20-25
Days of the week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and/or Thursday
Location: Siloam Health Antioch clinic
Reports to: Senior Behavioral Health Consultant
Task Supervisor: Melrose Social Worker

Our Mission

Siloam Health’s mission is to share the love of Christ by serving those in need through health care. Our patients come from more than 80 countries and speak over 70 languages. Siloam’s approach to medical care provides a unique, interdisciplinary model of whole-person health care that addresses the physical, social, emotional, and spiritual determinants of health. Our staff is anchored by a multicultural primary care team that serves alongside roughly 300 volunteer interpreters, doctors, nurses, and other licensed medical specialists each year to provide comprehensive health care to Nashville’s most vulnerable.

Job Responsibilities

The primary objective of the medical social worker is to function as part of a multidisciplinary healthcare team working to address the social determinants of health that impact Siloam’s patient population. The medical social worker will provide patients with community resources, complete biopsychosocial assessments as well as social determinants of health screenings, and work with the healthcare team to address barriers to care. The medical social worker will not be providing any mental health services, and clinical supervision toward an LCSW license will not be offered.  

  • Conduct biopsychosocial assessments on new and existing patients when referred by clinicians, nurses, Behavioral Health Consultants (BHC), and other team members.
  • Conduct social work/social determinants of health screenings with patients, and make appropriate referrals as indicated.
  • Provide social work consultations as needed during medical visits when referred by a clinician, nurse, BHC, Director of Spiritual Care, or volunteer provider.
  • Assist patients in obtaining community resources and make community referrals as necessary.
  • Work in tandem with community partners to address patients’ needs.
  • Compile, maintain, and update community resource information for SHA patients.
  • Make referrals to Siloam Health Antioch BHC for patients with mental and behavioral health needs/concerns.
  • Make referrals to the Director of Spiritual Care for patients with spiritual/prayer needs.
  • Stay abreast of prevalent trends affecting the delivery of social work services (i.e., malpractice coverage, HIPAA, confidentiality, and clinical protocols).
  • Be knowledgeable of and adhere to the NASW Code of Ethics.
  • Work alongside any graduate-level students completing social work field placements at Siloam and provide task supervision.
  • Participate in ongoing quality improvement (QI) activities within the roles defined above.


Education and Experience

  • Master of Social Work degree required. Prefer at least 1-2 years of post-graduate school experience working in the field.
  • Current valid LMSW licensure in the State of Tennessee is required.  
  • Experience working in a medical setting is preferred.
  • Experience working in a multicultural setting is preferred


  • Passionate about Christian ministry to the underserved and in full agreement with Siloam’s mission and core values.
  • Willingness to serve persons with limited access to healthcare and who are from different cultures and faith beliefs.
  • Flexibility and ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and with little direction.
  • Working knowledge of resources available in Middle Tennessee and surrounding areas.
  • Ability to be creative and think outside the box when looking for resource options for patients.
  • Ability to recognize persons in need of crisis, mental health, or substance use resources.
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with MS Office products as well as electronic medical records, including thorough and timely documenting in the EMR.
  • Ability to perform moderate physical activity.
  • Adherence to OSHA and confidentiality requirements.
  • Ability to work well in a team setting.
  • Bilingual preferred (English/Spanish or English/Arabic).

Additional Information


Siloam Health is committed to caring for staff in the same excellent manner as we care for patients by providing the following benefits to our part-time staff:

  • Simple IRA with employer match up to 3%
  • Flexible schedule
  • No weekends
  • Consistent schedule
  • Diverse team and patient population

How to Apply

Please visit our website at siloamhealth.org/careers to find the link to apply.


  • Date Posted: March 20, 2024
  • Type: Part-Time
  • Job Function: Clinician
  • Service Area: Health (Physical, Mental)
  • Salary Range: $22.00-$24.00 per hour
  • Working Hours: 20 hrs/wk