Alumni Update - Alicia Williams

 

Alicia Williams, 2011 MSW Graduate, shares her experience of being a social worker at the University of Oklahoma Wayman Tisdale Specialty Health Clinic. 

"I am the social worker and care manager for the Wayman Tisdale Clinic. Our purpose is to provide adequate health care to the Northside and build a healthier community. I have a very unique role in the clinic that allows me to be versatile when dealing with our patient population. I utilize assessment tools to assess the mental, social and financial needs of our patients. I play a major role in the team effort to manage the patient’s healthcare needs, by working very closely with the nurse, resident, attending, mental health provider and all other providers involved with the patients care. I have a caseload between 20 and 30 SoonerCare patients that I provide intensive case management services to on a weekly basis. I am able to do home and hospital visits, attend a variety of appointments from primary to specialty care and help improve the patients’ health by coordinating proper care with all providers involved. I am also involved in building our community relationships with the surrounding schools and attending events to help educate the community about our facility. Being raised in the Northside community and understanding the barriers of the community, helps me to provide a better understanding of what the community wants and needs."

 

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