Medical Social Worker-Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit

 
Position: Medical Social Worker-Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit

Job ID: 164519

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Department of Social Work

Talent Area: Social Worker

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: Monday- Friday 8a-5- with weekend rotations

About Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women is a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility and one of a select few hospitals nationwide that provides women, mothers and babies with a full continuum of high-quality, expert health care. Offering a full spectrum of maternal and fetal medicine services, including an array of fetal diagnostic procedures and highly specialized fetal surgeries, the Pavilion for Women is connected to Texas Children’s Hospital via a two-story circular sky bridge to enhance patient care by providing physicians, staff and patient families with rapid access to other pediatric subspecialists. Three private OB/GYN practices, The Family Fertility Center, The Menopause Center and The Women’s Place – Center for Reproductive Psychiatry are all housed here. Additionally, we also recently opened a community-based OB/GYN practice in Pearland.   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.

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, 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.
  • 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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