Medical Social Worker-Woodlands

 
Position: Medical Social Worker-Woodlands

Job ID: 152790

Location: US-TX-The Woodlands

Department: WOO SOCIAL WORK

Talent Area: Social Worker

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 10:30am-7pm

About Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands is north Houston’s first true, free-standing pediatric hospital designed, equipped and staffed exclusively to provide care in more than 25 areas of specialty care for children and adolescents. Hospital facilities include 24 emergency center rooms, outpatient exam rooms, radiology rooms, operating rooms and acute care beds, as well as a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). To join our community of 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.   Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.

Summary:

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 HO


Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in social work required
  • LMSW, LCSW, or LMSW-AP certification from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission required


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