Job Summary: The clinical social worker for the Children?s Hospital of Michigan pediatric kidney transplant programs is available to provide psychosocial assessment, services and recommends resources to all pediatric transplant patients and living kidney donors, as needs are identified by the multidisciplinary transplant team. Responsibilities: Creates a supportive environment with interventions for transplant candidates awaiting transplantation by providing educational programs for patients and families or support groups with other patients awaiting transplantation and other activities. In accordance with CMS Conditions of Participation for Hospitals and Transplant Centers, demonstrates ability to summarize publicly reported Transplant Program Specific patient and graft survival outcome data of the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (?SRTR?). Demonstrates ability to integrate Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) bylaws and policies into clinical practice as appropriate. In accordance with CMS Conditions of Participation for Hospitals and Transplant Centers, demonstrates ability to conduct a psychosocial evaluation. Demonstrates ability to conduct a psychosocial evaluation of potential transplant candidates, candidates and recipients that addresses education to the patient/family/legal guardian regarding related to post transplant care, the candidate's support system, identifies gaps in the patient's insurance plan and identifies potential compliance issues. After an assessment is completed, demonstrates proper judgment in referring patients appropriately for chemical dependency consultation or neuropsychiatry consultation if warranted. Demonstrates awareness of and watches for common pre-transplant candidate and family/legal guardian concerns about becoming a burden to friends and family, financial issues, and dying while awaiting a suitable organ donor. Demonstrates awareness of family/legal guardian burdens as the patient's health deteriorates while awaiting a suitable organ for transplantation including separation anxiety related to separation from the hospitalized patient, a need to return to work to support the family and difficulty coping with added responsibilities. Demonstrates awareness of and watches for common post transplant recipient/family/legal guardian behaviors including elevated levels of depression, anger and hostility. In accordance with CMS Conditions of Participation for Hospitals and Transplant Centers, participates in multidisciplinary transplant team rounds and documents participation in the electronic medical record in accordance with CMS regulations. In accordance with CMS Conditions of Participation for Hospitals and Transplant Centers, participates at program-specific Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI) Committee meetings, Root Cause Analysis meetings, transplant management operating directive, clinical practice guidelines and protocol review meetings as scheduled. In accordance with CMS Conditions of Participation for Hospitals and Transplant Centers, demonstrates ability to articulate transplant program-specific QAPI measures and familiarity with program Dashboards. In accordance with CMS Conditions of Participation for Hospitals and Transplant Centers, participates at program-specific multidisciplinary Patient Selection and Review Committee meetings as scheduled to identify patients in need of pre-transplant psychosocial assessment and acts as a resource for psychosocial issues involving pediatric transplant candidates, recipients, and/or their parent(s) or legal guardian(s). In accordance with CMS Conditions of Participation for Hospitals and Transplant Centers, staffs Pre- and Post Transplant Outpatient Clinics as scheduled. Ensures all pre-transplant patients have an annual assessment while on the waiting list; assesses post transplant recipients as needed. Provides patient and family education in order to achieve behavioral goals Identifies and resolves related problems through regular follow-up visits and surveillance using scientific evidence-based judgment. Documents in a timely manner patient adherence with the psychosocial care plan. Modifies established care plans as necessary.
1. Valid and current license in the State of Michigan for Mastered-Prepared Social Worker. 2. a) Completed a course of study with specialization in clinical practice and holds a master's degree from a graduate school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, OR b) Is working as a social worker in a transplant center and has served for at least 2 years as a social worker, 1 year of which is in a transplantation program, and has an established consultative relationship with a social worker who is qualified under a above.
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