This position is responsible for assisting in meeting the patient's needs throughout the continuum of care. Guides patients, families, physicians, and to the appropriate community and adjunct resources that foster quality of life. Interviews patients and families/support systems to obtain an age-specific psychosocial assessment. Assists patients and families in adjustments to illness, disabilities, and resolving difficulties which interfere with the care management process. Provides psychosocial assessments and develops an interdisciplinary plan of care with the patient and stakeholders to best meet the needs of patients and families. Implements/assist with discharge planning services related to the complex patient.
The CHRISTUS Children's Hospital, established in 1959, was the first children's hospital in South-Central Texas. Located downtown, this 190-plus-bed hospital serves more than 70,000 children annually from San Antonio, South Texas and around the world. The hospital (in partnership with Baylor College of Medicine) is the only academic children's hospital in San Antonio. Our highly specialized services meet the unique medical needs of children, from Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care to Children's Emergency Services, the latest treatments for deformities of the spine including titanium rib implants and halo traction, a Heart Center, a specialized asthma program, a highly regarded Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, and growing maternal services to include consultation, delivery, and maternal fetal medicine.
Master of Social Work degree from an accredited college or university is required
Ability to adapt quickly in an ever changing environment of care
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Word processing/Excel skills
Ability to prioritize work and manage multiple projects simultaneously
Good attention to detail and accuracy
Knowledgeable of social resources available to both inpatient and outpatient
Analytical decision making and judgment Ability to maintain confidentiality in matters relating to patient/family
Two (2) years acute patient care is preferred.
Must have a good knowledge of the principles and practices of social work. Will be expected to utilize a variety of highly developed skills in individual and /or group methods
Must have a good working knowledge of the impact of illness on the patient and family as well as an understanding of the age specific needs and cultural differences
Must possess a high level of analytical abilities necessary to identify and plan for resolution of difficult psychosocial illness related problems Must possess and demonstrate higher level critical thinking skills, and have the ability to prioritize and achieve results in a fast-paced environment
Must possess a valid LMSW to practice social work in the state of Texas
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.