Social Worker-Cancer Center - Solid Tumor (8a-5p)

 
Position: Social Worker-Cancer Center - Solid Tumor (8a-5p)

Job ID: 142243

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Department of Social Work

Talent Area: Social Worker

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.   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 atinfinitepassion.org.

Summary:

We are searching for a Social Worker - someone who works well in a fast-paced hospital setting. In this position, you’ll assist patients and their families in making psychosocial adaptations specific to their diagnosis, while facilitating the optimal utilization of health care services and community resources in accordance to the age and developmental level of the patient.

 

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Responsibilities :

  • Engages patient/family in problem solving as evidenced by documentation in the medical record and/or team observation/feedback
  • Makes and/or assists family to make resource referrals as evidenced by documentation in the medical record and/or team observation/feedback
  • Provides appropriate therapeutic support (individual/family/group/grief counseling, crisis intervention), either by direct service or by referral, as evidenced by documentation in the medical record and/or team observation/feedback
  • Conducts a psychosocial assessment, within one working day of receiving the inpatient consult or three working days of receiving the outpatient consult, as evidenced by documentation in the medical record and/or team observation/feedback
  • Communicates with the patient, family and team as evidenced by documentation in the medical record and/or team observation/feedback
  • Develops an action plan with the patient, family and team as evidenced by documentation in the medical record and/or team observation/feedback
  • Adheres to Departmental policies and procedures as evidenced by participation in department programs and observation by director and department staff
  • Identifies problems/needs in the department and participates in the problem solving process as evidenced by participation in department staff meetings, participation on a department committee and observation by director and department staff
  • Utilizes quality improvement process to identify improvement opportunities and establish/assess/evaluate programs and services and their outcomes as evidenced by observation by director and department staff
  • Participates in department performance improvement program as evidenced by PI coordinator, director and department staff observation
  • Provides evidence based, and client centered to help patients and their families cope with their medical, behavioral or mental health conditions


Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work from an accredited School of Social Work
  • Licensure as a Social Worker in the State of Texas
  • Ability to conduct 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
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative, good judgment and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent professional listening and communication skills.


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