As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.
Nemours is seeking a Social Worker - MSW (CASUAL/PRN) to join our Nemours Children's Hospital team in Orlando, Florida.
Located in Orlando, Fla., Nemours Children’s Hospital is the newest addition to the Nemours integrated healthcare system. Our 100-bed pediatric hospital also features the area’s only 24-hour Emergency Department designed just for kids as well as outpatient pediatric clinics including several specialties previously unavailable in the region. A hospital designed by families for families, Nemours Children’s Hospital blends the healing power of nature with the latest in healthcare innovation to deliver world-class care to the children of Central Florida and beyond. In keeping with our goal of bringing Nemours care into the communities we serve, we also provide specialty outpatient care in several clinics located throughout the region.
This position is responsible for facilitating the adjustment of the patient and family to illness and to help the family and the individual function optimally. The social worker will provide psychotherapy / psychosocial support for children with a broad array of diagnoses, including but not limited to adjustment to medical illness, ADHD, depression, anxiety and autism spectrum disorders. Services are provided to assist the family in the best utilization of the health care system and link them with the variety of services necessary to meet their individual needs. The social worker must be knowledgeable of age specific principle of growth and development. The social worker must possess effective communication skill needed to collaborate with all members of the health care team.
Attend patient care unit and/or Medical division rounds in accordance to team expectations and provide inpatient admission screening on assigned patient care unit.
Manage complex assessments of the pt/family’s biopsychosocial situation establishes goals and periodically re-assesses the pt/family situation.
Provide crisis intervention services were indicated for the management of domestic violence, psychiatric emergency cases, child abuse and family disputes.
Provide therapeutic, goal directed counseling. Exhibit necessary clinical skills to provide problem focused goal directed intervention.
For NCH admissions, the Social Worker will interface with insurance providers, case managers and others involved in the authorization of needed patient services. Identifies and negotiates differing needs within the family system.
For NCH admissions, the Social Worker working weekends will coordinate discharge planning needs (in conjunction with the Clinical Nurse Specialist and discharge planning Nurse Navigator) of patients and their families in an efficient, effective and timely manner while including the family in the process.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships across disciplines and coordinate family meetings. Coordinate recommendations of team meetings.
Document social work notes in the patient medical record within the guidelines of the Department policy.
Keep appraised of community resources and provide resource specific information to the assessed needs.
Maintain a professional manner at all times with staff and family.
When on-call, respond to on-call events and requests for service within 5 minutes of receiving page and remain within a 30 minute drive of hospital.
Complete psychosocial assessment/history of patients and families.
Participate in the interdisciplinary assessment and treatment of patients and their families, and provide consultation for physicians and other members of the health care team to determine current psychosocial needs.
Coordinate and facilitate multidisciplinary psychosocial programs.
Act as liaison between hospital and the various community agencies, which provide aid to families and children.
Provide counseling and/or therapy for patients and their families assisting them with emotional, personal, psychological, socioeconomic factors, and adjustment to illness issues, to include the entire spectrum from diagnosis throughout the treatment course.
Serve as facilitator of support, therapy and educational groups in relation to patient population served.
Assess, treat, and/or triage referrals for Counseling and Psychiatry (internally or to external community providers).
Conduct seminars and make public presentations as requested.
Participates in psychosocial research as appropriate.
Review literature, establish and keep library of patient information current.
Assist with school re-entry programs.
Attends staff meetings, committee meetings and conferences.
Serves as personnel for student interns, the community, team conferences, staffings, or meetings to collaborate with other members of the health care team to meet patient needs and improved patient services.
Continue to update education and level of skill in job area. Attends in-service presentations, and continuing education programs to maintain and increase knowledge base.
Performs other duties as may be required by the Division Chief.
Masters degree in Social Work from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Required.
Minimum of six (6) months experience Required; Graduate school internship may be applied to the job related experience at the discretion of the Senior Director.
Must have a valid clinical license in social work in the state of Florida.
Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique “Bridge to a Healthy Future” pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.