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Medical Social Worker - Department of Psychology

Houston, TX, US
    Position: Medical Social Worker - Department of Psychology
    Talent Area: Social Worker
    Full/Part Time: Full time
    Location: Houston, TX, US
    Department: Psychology Administration
    Shift: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Job ID: 408214

We are searching for a Medical Social Worker for the Department of Psychology -- 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, while facilitating eligibility determination for social programs and funding resources.   As the volume, acuity, and complexity of patients seen by Psychology providers increases, we need an additional social worker to receive warm handoffs for referrals and transfers to specialized and higher levels of care, inside and outside of our system.  Some families will require case management services, including ongoing interactions with a family as they navigate the broader behavioral health and child welfare systems. This role 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.

Think you’ve got what it takes?

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
•   Develops and initiates the Psychosocial Plan of Care
•   Provides support and intervention for families with legally complex cases evidenced by referral to appropriate community resources, or as documented in the medical record
•   Works collaboratively with Psychologists and other Behavioral Health Clinicians
•   Engages and empowers patient/family in problem solving and decision making regarding their treatment plans as evidenced by documentation in the medical record and/or team observation/feedback
•   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
•   Utilizes quality improvement process to identify opportunities for improvement and establish/assess/evaluate best practice programs and services
•   Educates self by reading professional literature and attending staff development and continuing education programs as evidenced by attendance and CEU records
•   Provides evidence-based, and client-centered therapy to help patients and their families cope with their medical, behavioral, or mental health conditions

Skills & Requirements
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, LCSW or LMSW-AP license from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission required
•   2-3 years’ experience in Social Work preferred
•   Psychology/behavioral health/mental health experience preferred

About Texas Children’s

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.

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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.

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