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.
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We are looking for a Psychosocial Coordinator – someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will screen for the biopsychosocial risk of patients and/or families and inform or develop risk intervention programs, which are directly related to patient care, education and research.
Think you’ve got what it takes?
Job Duties & Responsibilities
- Administers the biopsychosocial risk screening tool with patients and/or families
- Takes primary responsibility for the identification of eligible patients
- Works with team to administer the screening tool with patients and families
- Coordinates and documents the results of the screening tool to help inform patient care and/or for research initiatives
- Develops and maintains effective working relationships and communicates relevant information, in a timely manner, to the team
- Facilitates communication with the patient, family, and team via oral communication and/or written documentation in the electronic medical record for the purposes of assisting with patient navigation, care coordination, disclosure of urgent needs, and/or safety concerns
- Assists in the implementation of an action plan developed by the patient and family’s team, as requested
- Contributes and assists in the submission of progress reports related to biopsychosocial risk screening to the Assistant Director and to other identified parties as requested
- Develops and prioritizes goals which support the psychosocial needs of patients and/or families as a whole and are congruent with the organization’s plan
- Works with team to develop project/program-related documents and educational materials for patients, families, and team
- Builds, supports, and maintains ongoing clinical, education, research, grants, and advocacy efforts, as requested
- Participates in patient and/or family programs to assist in meeting the psychosocial needs of patients and/or families
Skills & Requirements
- Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Child Life, Psychology or a similar psychosocial field required
- Experience working with patients and families in a pediatric healthcare setting preferred
- Knowledge of health risk factors and importance of prevention for children with serious illnesses
- Knowledge/understanding of evidence-based practice, child growth and development, and biopsychosocial aspects of health and healthcare
- Ability to operate a personal computer and related software programs
- Ability to build rapport with patients, families, and team and demonstrate cultural sensitivity
- Ability to utilize excellent professional listening and communication skills
- Ability to handle grief, demonstrate initiative, good judgment, and problem-solving skills
- Ability to conduct a clinical interview involving patients and communicate/collaborate effectively with other healthcare professionals
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