Social Worker

Position: Social Worker

Job ID: 150475

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Department of Social Work

Talent Area: Social Worker

Full/Part Time: Part-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8am-5pm

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 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at


We are looking for a Medical Social Worker -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will assist patients and their families in making psychosocial adaptations specific to their diagnosis, while facilitating eligibility determination for social programs and funding resources. You will apply optimal utilization of healthcare services and community resources in accordance with the principles of human growth and development and provide clinical social work and therapeutic services to our patients and families by utilizing a collaborative approach. You will also assess, plan, implement, deliver, monitor and evaluate the options and services required to address a patient's individualized plan of care in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team to achieve discharge goals.

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Responsibilities :

  • Conducts a psychosocial assessment, evaluating patient and family psychosocial risk factors
  • Provides case management as needed for psychosocial continuity of care as evidenced by documentation in the medical record and/or team observation
  • Engages and empowers patient and families in problem solving and decision making regarding their healthcare decisions as evidenced by documentation in the medical record and/or team observation
  • Contributes to the efficient functioning of the department
  • Participates in program development for purposes of improved quality and service delivery
  • Actively participates in hospital performance improvement initiatives and regulatory agency preparedness to ensure improved and sustained performance as evidenced by the leadership team observation
  • Educates self by reading professional literature and attending staff development and continuing education programs as evidenced by attendance and CEU records
  • Provides evidence-based, and client-centered therapy to help patients and their families cope with their medical, behavioral, or mental health conditions HOU


  • Master’s degree in social work required
  • LMSW, LCSW, or LMSW-AP certification from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission required
  • Previous employment in healthcare, healthcare specialization, or a field work practicum is preferred

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