Medical Social Worker - outpatient - Sugar Land

Position: Medical Social Worker - outpatient - Sugar Land

Job ID: 156723

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: WC SOCIAL WORK

Talent Area: Social Worker

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Strategically located throughout the greater Houston area, Texas Children's Specialty Care offer the same high-quality pediatric subspecialty care as our hospital – right in your neighborhood. Staffed by pediatric specialists from Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine, our teams are trained to care for the physical and emotional needs of children and adolescents. Working closely with a child's primary-care physician, our specialists diagnose health conditions and develop patient-specific treatment plans. Texas Children's Specialty Care locations use child-sized medical equipment in colorful, child-friendly atmospheres that cater to young patients' needs and interests.   To join our community of 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at   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.


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


  • 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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