Social Worker - LCSW (START DATE AUGUST, 2012)
Nemours - Orlando, FL

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Nemours is seeking a Social Worker (START DATE AUGUST, 2012) to join our team at the Nemours Children's Hospital in Orlando, Florida.

As one of the nation's leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours provides world-class clinical care in four states – Delaware, Florida, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. In 2012, Orlando will be home to Nemours Children's Hospital, part of a unique, state-of-the-art health campus, which will include a new Nemours Children's Clinic, an ambulatory diagnostic center and extensive research and education facilities. As part of Nemours' fully integrated system of care, we have access to the specialists and resources of the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware – named among the nation's best in pediatric specialty care by U.S. News & World Report.


Provides expert social work evaluation and treatment services to patients and families with complex psychosocial needs independently. Coordinates services with the interdisciplinary team and community agencies to ensure appropriate patient care across the healthcare continuum. Demonstrates commitment to a patient and family-centered model of care.

The Social Worker will perform the essential functions listed below as well as serve as a resource for Social Work and Mental Health colleagues with Nemours system navigation and clinical decision making related to patient and family clinical care, multidisciplinary care and inpatient care.

Clinical Care

Manage complex assessments of the patient / family's bio-psychosocial situation and establishes goals and periodically re-assesses the pt/family situation. Documents a complete psychosocial assessment/history of patients and families
Provide crisis intervention services , therapeutic / goal directed counseling for patients and their families while 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).
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.
Multidisciplinary Care

Attend patient care unit and/or Medical division rounds in accordance to team expectations and provide
inpatient admission screening on assigned patient care unit.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships across disciplines and coordinate family meetings. Coordinate recommendations of team meetings.
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 / co-facilitate clinical team meetings.
Inpatient Care

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.
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.
Act as liaison between hospital and the various community agencies, which provide aid to families and children.
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.


Masters degree in Social Work from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

1+ years experience - Graduate school internship may be applied to the job related experience at the discretion of the Senior Director.

Must have advanced ability to document clinical notes in the EMR.
Must be flexible to work some weekends

Nemours, an equal opportunity employer, is committed to focusing on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.

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