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, PART-TIME to join our team in Pensacola, Florida.
With clinic locations in Pensacola and Destin, Fla., Nemours provides pediatric specialty care to children and families in northwest Florida and southern Alabama. We offer comprehensive, family-centered care in more than 30 pediatric
Responsible for assisting the patient and family in adjusting to the child’s diagnosis and treatment plan and helping the patient and family to function optimally throughout the treatment process. Also assists the family in maximizing utilization of the health care system and links them with the appropriate services necessary to meet their needs. Provides leadership and facilitation of support groups for various patient populations and will provide social work interventions dependent on the patient’s age, the problem/situation and its severity.
Additionally, serves as the psychosocial leader on the treatment team, providing a comprehensive psychosocial assessment and recommendations for assigned patients. 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.
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.
Advocates for patient and family rights to self-determination.
Provides counseling and/or therapy for patients and their families assisting with emotional, personal, psychological, and socioeconomic factors along with adjustment to illness issues. This includes the entire spectrum from diagnosis, throughout the treatment phase, 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 the 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 including weekly rounding, daily pre-rounding and post-rounding as appropriate.
Establishes and maintains appropriate interpersonal boundaries with patient and family.
Minimum of a Master's Degree required.
Minimum of six months experience required.
Licensure in Florida preferred
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.
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