Medical Social Worker -- Outpatient

 
Position: Medical Social Worker -- Outpatient

Job ID: 160752

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Department of Social Work

Talent Area: Social Worker

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years. Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation. To join our community of 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org. Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.

Summary:

We are searching for a Medical Social Worker -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will assist patients and their families in making psychosocial adaptations specific to their diagnosis regarding mental/behavioral health, while facilitating eligibility determination for social programs and funding resources. You will apply optimal utilization of health care services and community resources in accordance with the principles of human growth and development. The social worker will assess, plan, implement, deliver, monitor, and evaluate the options and services required to address a patient's individualized plan of care in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team to achieve discharge goals.

 

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Responsibilities :

  • Conducts a psychosocial assessment, evaluating patient/family psychosocial risk factors
  • Collaborates with other professions to coordinate, implements & follow-up on the Psychosocial Plan of Care
  • Identifies problems/needs in the department and participates in the problem-solving process as evidenced by participation in department staff meetings, participation on a department committees and observation by the leadership team
  • Participates in Program Development for Purposes of Improved Quality of Care and Service Delivery
  • Serves as a resource to other interdisciplinary team members regarding medical and or legal reporting guidelines as evidenced by leadership observation
  • Provides evidence based, and client centered therapy to help patients and their families cope with their medical, behavioral, or mental health conditions
  • Demonstrates ability to apply different therapeutic modalities for patient as indicated by patient needs and are accepted in mainstream social work practice


Qualifications:

  • Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is required for all employees unless approved for a medical or religious exemption
  • Master’s degree in social work required
  • LMSW or LCSW license from the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council required
  • Psychiatric/behavioral health experience preferred


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