Location: Wilmington, Delaware
Mental Health/Social Services
International Medicine and Lymphatics Diseases Program Social Work Position
This full-time position with the Nemours Children's Hospital International Medicine and Lymphatics Diseases Program offers a unique opportunity for a Licensed Clinical Social Worker to provide ongoing support to patients and families before, during, and after their care here at the hospital. The professional in this position will function as part of a six-member multidisciplinary team dedicated to the care of children from around the world receiving treatment at Nemours. Responsibilities include but are not limited to patient/family psychosocial assessment during the intake process and again upon arrival if patient is accepted for treatment; contribution to detailed care plans; provision of ongoing psychosocial support, advocacy, and assistance with concrete needs throughout stay; assistance with travel needs in conjunction with care coordinator; interaction with outside agencies to eliminate barriers to care; and advancement of program development for international and lymphatics patients. This social worker will also serve in a consultative capacity across the Nemours enterprise regarding international and lymphatics patients not falling into the International Patient classification. The position resides within and includes responsibilities to the larger Nemours Delaware Valley Social Work Department such as regular meeting participation; assistance with coverage throughout the hospital; and occasional on-call duty. The social worker in this position will benefit from regular clinical supervision. LCSW and bilingual skills preferred.
- Manage complex assessments of the patient/family biopsychosocial situation; establish care plan goals and periodically reassess the patient/family situation as work progresses.
- Attend patient care unit and/or medical division rounds in accordance with team expectations and provide inpatient admission screening on assigned patient care unit.
- Provide crisis intervention services as indicated for the management of domestic violence, psychiatric emergency cases, child abuse, and family disputes.
- Provide therapeutic, goal-directed counseling. Exhibit necessary clinical skills to provide problem-focused, goal-directed intervention.
- Interface with insurance providers, case managers, and others involved in the authorization of needed patient services. Identify and negotiate differing needs within the family system.
- Coordinate discharge planning needs of patients in an efficient, effective, and timely manner while including the family in the process.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships across disciplines and coordinate family meetings. Assist in facilitating recommendations resultant of team meetings.
- Document social work notes in the patient medical record according to Social Work Department policy.
- Provide community resources and information in response to assessed patient/family needs.
10. Maintain a professional manner at all times with families and Nemours associates.
Master's degree in social work from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
At least 6 months job related experience- Graduate school internship may be applied to the job-related experience at the discretion of the Senior Director.