GI/Endocrine Social Worker at Tower Health in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Posted in Other 5 days ago.





Job Description:

Overview




About St. Christopher's Hospital for Children



St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, a partnership between Tower Health and Drexel University, is a 188-bed facility that provides exceptional care to children throughout the Greater Philadelphia area and surrounding counties.


St. Christopher's has more than 220 pediatric experts on staff, combining top-notch pediatric care with a wide array of pediatric specialties including Cardiology, Ear, Nose and Throat, Gastroenterology, Oncology, and Orthopedics. It houses the only Verified Pediatric Burn Center between New York City and Baltimore and is one of only three Level I Pediatric Trauma Centers in Pennsylvania. St. Christopher's is a Magnet® designated hospital and was recognized as a Women's Choice Award Best Children's Hospital.


In addition to its main location in Philadelphia, the hospital has a growing network of primary and specialty care locations throughout the Philadelphia suburbs and New Jersey so your child's health conditions can be treated close to home.


Tower Health is a strong, regional, integrated healthcare provider/payer system that offers leading-edge, compassionate healthcare and wellness services to a population of 2.5 million people. Together, our seven hospitals and other entities provide a full range of medical care from prevention, screenings & education; to the latest clinical services and surgeries available; to rehabilitation. We also offer wellness programs & public health services that ensure our communities are the healthiest they can be. Our caring, highly trained physicians and staff are committed to patient safety and patient satisfaction.



About the Organization



With more than 11,000 team members, Tower Health includes Reading Hospital, a teaching hospital based in West Reading; Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville; Chestnut Hill Hospital, a teaching hospital in Philadelphia; Jennersville Hospital in West Grove; Phoenixville Hospital in Phoenixville; Pottstown Hospital in Pottstown; and St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. We also operate Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing & Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences, & we have a comprehensive physician network.


Collaboration across Tower Health enables our hospitals, providers, leadership & staff to leverage best practices across the health system. Our hospitals have received national recognition for advanced care in areas such as neurosurgery and stroke, cardiac & vascular surgery, trauma, hematology & oncology. Reading HealthPlex, which opened at Reading Hospital in October 2016, combines state-of-the-art technology and world-class design to make the HealthPlex one of the most sophisticated surgical centers & inpatient facilities in the region.


At Tower Health, we have a rich history of providing high-quality, cost-effective care in the communities we serve. As the healthcare industry continues to change, one thing remains steadfast: Tower Health's commitment to Advancing Health, Transforming Lives.



Responsibilities



Biweekly hours include 64 hours in GI Department and 16 hours in Endocrine Department.


Endocrinology:


As the worker for the Section of Endocrinology the worker would be responsible to provide comprehensive psychosocial assessments and support, link inpatients and outpatients to community resources and work in conjunction with schools and community agencies to impress upon them the impact of their medical condition on their lifestyle. The social worker would be instrumental in facilitating educational programming for families and assist with some case management responsibilities alongside the nursing staff. This worker would also be available for consultation and teaching to the professional community and facilitating interdisciplinary team meetings, clinic scheduling along with the nurse, support groups and program implementation within the hospital community.


Social work would serve as a resource for the interdisciplinary team around the myriad of psychosocial and compliance issues as well as to coordinate inpatient psychosocial rounds on those patients. Participation in Practice Intake coverage required.


Skills & Abilities:


Knowledge of developmental stages of children and adults. Knowledge and work with weight management and Diabetic management. This position interacts with patients of all ages from Neonates to Adults. Computer skills are an asset.


Gastroenterology:


This Social Worker will service the needs of the Section of Gastroenterology. As most of the diseases effecting these patients is chronic the social worker will provide psychological support, advocacy, short term counseling, developing coping strategies for newly diagnosed and chronic patients around the negative social implications associated with theses chronic conditions including, but not limited to, Chronic hepatitis, inflammatory bowel disease, intestinal failure, Celiac and Crones Disease, to name a few. The social worker will be responsible to complete comprehensive psychosocial assessments on all referred patients and connect these patients to appropriate resources in the community and collaboration with schools and institutions of higher learning as well as mental health agencies. This social worker will be involved with outpatient clinic and inpatient care of patients on the GI service, and will play an integral role in the development of their specialty outpatient programs. This worker will also assist in the coordination of care for children seen at their satellite sites. The social worker will also be involved with coordination of care and case management in conjunction with the nursing and physician staff. It would also be an expectation that this worker would be part of the section's team to develop support groups and be involved with program development. Participation in Practice coverage with social work colleagues is required.


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Qualifications



Skills & Abilities:


Knowledge of developmental stages of children and adults. Knowledge and work with weight management and Diabetic management. This position interacts with patients of all ages from Neonates to Adults. Computer skills are an asset.


Training & Education:


Masters Degree from an accredited School of Social Work.


Experience:


Minimum of 2 years experience preferred under MSW supervision


Required Licenses:


LSW


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