As one of the nation's leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children â“ even those who may never enter our doors â“ through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.
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. Coordinate the discharge planning needs of patients and their families interfacing with insurance providers, community agencies and the multidisciplinary health care team. Provide such services in accordance to the policies, procedures and guidelines established within the Department and organization..
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 were 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.
Keep appraised of community resources and provide resource specific information to the assessed needs
Maintain a professional manner at all times with staff and family.
Keep accurate statistics and submit monthly per policy..
Respond promptly to consultations.
Complete all required forms.
Maintain the work areas in an orderly fashion.
All other duties as assigned.
Must have the ability to work well with others.
Attends required meetings regularly.
Maintains confidentiality and complies with HIPAA regulations
Possess good interpersonal skills
Uses good judgment and flexibility in professional role
Ability to prioritize workload and multi-task in a fast paced environment.
Knowledge, Formal Education, and Training
Masters degree in Social Work from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
Graduate school internship may be applied to the job related experience at the discretion of the Senior Director.
6 months of prior experience required
Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique âœBridge to a Healthy Futureâ pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.