Medical Social Worker - Part Time - Outpatient

 
Position: Medical Social Worker - Part Time - Outpatient

Job ID: 155812

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: WC SOCIAL WORK

Talent Area: Social Worker

Full/Part Time: Part-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 4 days of 5 hours (1 WE day at West campus between 7 and 4, 3 weekdays at Sugar Land between 8 and 4)

About Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus is Houston’s first community hospital designed, built and equipped exclusively for children in one of the city’s most rapidly growing communities in the area from Sugar Land to Bryan-College Station, Texas. Located at I-10 and Barker Cypress, our 515,007-square-foot hospital houses the only 24/7 pediatric emergency room in the Greater West Houston area, four operating rooms, 16-bed pediatric intensive care unit, 46 acute care beds, advanced imaging services including MRI and CT scans, a neurophysiology sleep lab, a pathology lab and a full-scale pharmacy.   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 searching 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. This role will apply optimal utilization of health care services and community resources in accordance with the principles of human growth and development. The social worker will 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 :

  • Develops and initiates the Psychosocial Plan of Care
  • Provides support and intervention for families with legally complex cases evidenced by referral to appropriate community resources, or as documented in the medical record
  • Works collaboratively with the Diabetes Educator and RNs within the clinic
  • Engages and empowers patient/family in problem solving and decision making regarding their health care decisions as evidenced by documentation in the medical record and/or team observation/feedback
  • 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 committees and observation by the leadership team
  • Utilizes quality improvement process to identify opportunities for improvement and establish/assess/evaluate best practice programs and services
  • 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


Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in social work required
  • LMSW, LCSW or LMSW-AP license from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission required
  • 3-5 years of hospital, medical or outpatient experience highly preferred
  • Must be able to work independently from 8am-5pm Monday-Friday


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