Patient & Family Educator - Developmental Medicine
Boston Children's Hospital
July 14, 2018
At Boston Children's Hospital, success is measured in patients treated, parents comforted and teams taught. It's in discoveries made, processes perfected, and technology advanced. In major medical breakthroughs and small acts of kindness. And in colleagues who have your back and patients who have your heart. As a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, our reach is global and our impact is profound. Join our acclaimed Developmental Medicine Center and discover how your talents can change lives. Yours included.
This position provides resource information to families of children with developmental disabilities who are evaluated and treated at our Developmental Medicine Center, and live in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
The Patient and Family Educator will be responsible for:
Providing information and guidance on obtaining resources available through outside agencies, within BCH, and web based resources to families of all children newly diagnosed with ASD as well as children diagnosed with other developmental disabilities.
Managing feed- back session for patients newly diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, following up with families for updates on clinician recommendations. Working closely with clinical teams and/or referring provider to monitor parent/patient follow through.
Working collaboratively and participating actively in the Autism Spectrum Center (ASC) Support and Education Workgroup (and with other Patient and Family Educators throughout the institution to develop and update education materials for patients and their families).
Establishing culturally and linguistically appropriate parent-to-parent support programs for families of children diagnosed with developmental disabilities (this could be in collaboration with ASC or with ADHD groups).
Maintaining ongoing communications with agencies in order to review services available and obtain information. Developing and maintaining departmental resource files and related information (RedCap database). Ensuring that there is updated electronic information available for clinicians to share with families.
Recording resource assistance provided in Power Chart.
Preparing correspondence, and other materials as needed.
Providing updates to faculty and fellows on new resource or change in laws affecting DMC families.
To qualify, you must have:
Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Guidance Counseling, or Special Education. Master's degree is preferred.
Minimum one year relevant experience, preferably in a pediatric or healthcare setting.
Strong critical thinking, collaboration and communication skills.
Boston Children's Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including an affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement, and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off). Discover your best.
Boston Children's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.
Internal Number: 2706304
About Boston Children's Hospital
Boston Children's Hospital is a 395-bed comprehensive center for pediatric health care. As one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States, Children's offers a complete range of health care services for children from birth through 21 years of age.