The social worker will be facilitating the adjustment of the patient and family to illness and will help the family and the individual function optimally. These services are provided to assist the family in the best utilization of the health care system and link them with the variety of services necessary to meet their individual needs. The social worker must be knowledgeable of age specific principle of growth and development. The social worker must possess effective communication skill needed to collaborate with all members of the health care team.
II. Essential Functions - .
Manage complex assessments of the patient/family's bio psychosocial situation establishes goals and periodically re-assesses the pt/family situation. Document a complete psychosocial assessment/history of patients and families
Provide crisis intervention services were indicated for the management of domestic violence, psychiatric emergency cases, child abuse and family disputes.
Assess, treat, and/or triage referrals for counseling and psychiatry (internally or to external community providers).
Provide admission screenings, psychosocial assessments, case management, medical crisis counseling, patient/family education, advocacy, residential placement, community referral facilitation, crisis intervention and mental health evaluation.
Assist with the treatment and coordination of child abuse investigations in the hospital as well as the management of domestic violence situations
Continue to update education and level of skill in job area. Attends in-service presentations, and continuing education programs to maintain and increase knowledge base.
For Nemours Children's Hospital (NCH) admissions, the Social Worker will interface with insurance providers, case managers and others involved in the process of planning a safe hospital discharge.
The social worker identifies and negotiates differing needs within the family system.
For NCH admissions, the Social Worker working weekends will coordinate discharge planning needs (in conjunction with the discharge planning Nurse Navigator) of patients and their families in an efficient, effective and timely manner while including the family in the process.
When on-call, respond to on-call events and requests for service within 5 minutes of receiving a phone call.
Act as liaison between hospital and the various community agencies, which provide aid to families and children.
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.