Social Worker-Pavilion for Women

 
Position: Social Worker-Pavilion for Women

Job ID: 145911

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Department of Social Work

Talent Area: Social Worker

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: Days

About Texas Children's Hospital

At Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, we care for women and children from preconception, to long after the birth of the child. We are dedicated to obstetrics, gynecology, and fetal intervention because we know to improve the health of children, we must start with mothers.   We are always looking for even more ways to seamlessly collaborate and learn from one another as we work toward providing better neonatal outcomes. Our facility is equipped with all of the technology and specialized staff needed to give mothers and babies the best care in any situation. This allows us to provide a continuum of care in one location., a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births, provides women, mothers and babies with a full continuum of high-quality, expert health care.   To join our community of 13,000 dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.

Summary:

We are searching for a Social Worker to join our Pavilion for Women Team—someone who works well in a fast-paced hospital setting. You’ll develop, plan and deliver pediatric social work services to assist patients and families in making psychosocial adaptations to illness, and utilize health care and community resources optimally.

 

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Responsibilities :

  • Facilitates to patients/families use of community resources 
  • Actively participates in providers conferences to identify and respond to the psychosocial needs of the patients/families and to provide psychosocial information pertinent to formulating Plans of Care 
  • Delivers appropriate, focused patient/family counseling in accordance with the patients/families right to self-determination and principles of confidentiality 
  • Utilizes quality improvement process to identify improvement opportunities and establish/assess/evaluate programs and services and their outcomes 
  • Educates self by reading professional literature and attending staff development and continuing education program as evidenced by attendance and CEU records 
  • Provides psychosocial screenings/assessments by interviewing patients and/or their families for information about the patients’ social, emotional/psychological, developmental/educational/vocational, environmental, financial and health situations, within authorization periods, as required for patient care and/or treatment/transitional planning 
  • Develops, implements and/or updates comprehensive pediatric social work care plans


Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work from an accredited School of Social Work 

  • Licensure as Social Worker in the State of Texas 
  • Can create a thorough psychosocial assessment and develop, implement and evaluate a plan of care 
  • Ability to conceptualize the psychosocial needs presented by the assigned patient population, to intervene with patient/family behavior, to coordinate community resources and to handle crisis and complex psychosocial situations 
  • Ability to handle grief 
  • Demonstrate initiative, good judgment and problem solving skills 
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent professional listening and communication skills 

Preferred:

  •   Previous employment in health care, a health care specialization in schooling or a field work practicum in health care


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