This medical social work position will assist families in both the inpatient and outpatient settings.
This position is responsible for providing comprehensive social work services to patients and their families in accordance with the job responsibilities described in this document. Core functions include psychosocial assessment and support of patient/family coping skills; protective and advocacy services; and linkage to community resources. These services are provided in accordance with the policies, procedures, and guidelines established by Nemours Children's Hospital and its Social Work Department.
Attend patient care unit and/or Medical division rounds in accordance to team expectations and provide inpatient admission screening on assigned patient care unit.
Manage complex assessments of the pt/family's biopsychosocial situation establishes goals and periodically re-assesses the pt/family situation.
Provide crisis intervention services where 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. Identifies and negotiates differing needs within the family system
Coordinate discharge planning needs of patients and their families 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. Coordinate recommendations of team meetings.
Document social work notes in the patient medical record within the guidelines of the Department policy.
community resources and provide resource specific information to the assessed needs
Maintain a professional manner at all times with staff and family.
Masters Degree in Social Work from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
6 months + job related experience
Graduate school internship may be applied to the job-related experience at the discretion of the Senior Director.
Nemours is committed to improving the health of children. As a non-profit children’s health organization, we consider the health of every child to be a sacred trust. Through family-centered care in our children’s hospitals and clinics in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida, as well as world-changing research, education and advocacy, Nemours fulfills the promise of a healthier tomorrow for all children — even those who may never enter our doors. Nemours began more than 70 years ago with the vision of Alfred I. duPont to improve the lives of children and to do whatever it takes to prevent and treat even the most disabling childhood conditions. Today, through our children’s hospitals and health system, we directly care for 250,000 children annually in Delaware Valley and Florida, including families who travel from across the country and world to see our specialists — treating every child as we would our own. We also reach beyond the walls of our hospitals and clinics to be a voice for children on a national and international level, and to lead the way in prevention, intervention, education, and research. Nemours is growing to better serve the children and families in our ca...re. We have 1.1 million square feet of space currently devoted to providing children’s healthcare or under construction, all designed with significant input and advice from our patients and families.