About Texas Children's HospitalTexas Children’s Pediatrics is the nation’s largest primary pediatric care network, with more than 300 physicians dedicated to the health care needs of infants to teenagers in over 60 locations across Texas. As part of our goal to build a community of healthy children, Texas Children's Pediatrics (TCP) provides trusted, high-quality pediatric medical services close to home. TCP offers routine childhood immunizations, well visits, sick care, and other visits to support growing children and families. 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. At Texas Children’s Hospital, diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of our values and mission for the women and children that we serve. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment for all faculty, staff and learners throughout our organization. We believe that each member of our one amazing team provides enrichment that allows us to create a lasting legacy for future employees of this great organization. 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.
We are searching for a Social Worker — someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will develop, plan, and deliver pediatric social work services to assist patients and families in making psychosocial adaptations to illness utilizing health care and community resources optimally. You will render those services in accordance with the chronological ages and developmental levels of the patients.
Think you’ve got what it takes?
· Provide psychosocial screenings and assessments by interviewing patients and/or their families for information about the patients’ social, emotional, psychological, developmental, educational, vocational, environmental, financial and health situations, within authorization periods, as required for patient care and/or treatment/transitional planning
· Analyze or evaluate screening and assessment data
· Identify psychosocial problems, needs, resources
· Assess patient/family health education, community resources teaching needs
· Periodically review patient/family information, as appropriate
· Provide social work planning by working with patients, families and providers to develop and implement social work care plans based on the psychosocial screenings/assessments and the patients’ developmental stages, chronological ages and medical histories, addressing continuity of care and transitional planning issues
· Conduct patient/family needs assessments, identifies and assesses patients/families’ knowledge and utilization of community resources and provides information about additional, appropriate community resources
· Actively participate in providers conferences to identify and respond to the psychosocial needs of the patients/families and to provide psychosocial information pertinent to formulating Plans of Care
· Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption.