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 - (CASUAL) to join our Nemours Children's Hospital team in LAKELAND, 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.
The social worker will be facilitating the adjustment of the patient and family to the child’s diagnosis and will help the family and the individual to function optimally throughout the treatment process. On an outpatient basis, the social worker will provide comprehensive psychosocial assessments, recommendations and clinic-focused interventions for assigned patients dependent on the patient’s age, the problem/situation and its severity. Consults and collaborates with interdisciplinary colleagues involved either directly or indirectly with the case and treatment of patients and their families. Collaborates with community organizations and businesses including schools, parent groups, non-profit organizations and financial institutions regarding childhood illnesses and their impact on patients and families. These 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.
Conducts a comprehensive psychosocial assessment for each individual /family assigned. The assessment should identify patient and family strengths, coping styles and problem areas within the context of their diagnostic, social, financial, cultural and psychological situation.
Assists families in integrating the medical, social, and emotional dynamics of the disease / treatment into the context of their current life situation.
Provide crisis intervention services were indicated for the management of domestic violence, psychiatric emergency cases, child abuse and family disputes.
Advocates for patient and family rights to self-determination.
Provides clinic-based therapeutic interventions for patients and their families assisting with emotional, personal, psychological and socioeconomic factors along with adjustment to illness issues, to include the entire spectrum from diagnosis throughout the treatment course, as well as the bereavement process, if necessary.
Provides ongoing coordination of services to assist children with long term chronic illnesses in managing the impact of the illness through the various phases of childhood, adolescence and/or transition into adulthood.
Responds to the needs of culturally diverse and socially, intellectually or physically challenged patients provides consultation for physicians and other members of the multidisciplinary healthcare team to address psychosocial needs in the context of adjustment to illness, treatment and treatment adherence.
Provides case management services and acts as a liaison between treatment providers, various agencies involved with the child and family, and provides appropriate referrals as necessary.
Participates in staff meetings, interdisciplinary patient rounding and provider consultations to determine and provide updates on current psychosocial needs. This will include collaborations with members of in-patient
Social Work team when assigned patients require hospitalizations to identify pre- and post-admission needs.
Triages referrals to and Collaborates with colleagues in Division of Behavioral Health for Counseling and Psychiatry service provision as appropriate
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.
Establishes and maintains appropriate interpersonal boundaries with patient and family.
Acts as liaison between hospital and the various community agencies, which provide aid to families and children
Masters degree in Social Work from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Required.
Valid license in Clinical Social Work in the State of Florida preferred
Minimum of six (6) months experience Required; Graduate school internship may be applied to the job related experience at the discretion of administration.
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.
Nemours is a pediatric health system of hospitals and specialty clinics serving children and families throughout the Delaware Valley and Florida. Our dedicated professionals integrate medical care, research, health education, and prevention to help improve the lives of children every day.