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Department of Social Services (MSH) - Req Number: 2338104
Job Title: Social Worker – Liver &
Small Bowel Transplantation (PEDIATRIC)
Roles & Responsibilities:
The social worker will be responsible for following both in and outpatient pediatric liver and small bowel pediatric transplant patients. The social worker works within a family-centered, continuity of care model. The social worker is responsible for outpatient social work services to this population as well as assessing patients’ suitability for transplant and for following patients and families during the pre and post-transplant phase of care. (S)he continues to provide comprehensive social work services to these patients during and following transplantation in all pediatric and transplant settings. Social work services include comprehensive care management and service coordination with community based services and insurance providers; provision of supportive and mental health services; provision of bereavement counseling when applicable; and health education with families facing complex medical treatment regimes. Many critically ill children with repeat hospitalizations and complex medical prognoses are followed on this service.
The social worker is a member of the medical interdisciplinary team to coordinate and lead the psychosocial components of patient care. The social worker will be part of the Recanati/Miller Transplantation Institute and have responsibilities that include daily rounding, teamwork, committee meetings and monthly recipient review meetings. There is high organizational accountability which requires transplant specific documentation and reports.
Knowledge of crisis, family, child and systems theories is utilized in an interdisciplinary setting. There is opportunity to take the lead on the psychosocial programming on this service and for program development for patients/families, e.g., group work, QA project participation, and research. There is also an opportunity to develop expertise in treatment approaches with this pediatric population who experience both acute and chronic illnesses.
New York State LMSW or LCSW.
Exceptional clinical, collaborative, organizational, and communication (verbal & written) skills.
Experience providing psychosocial services to seriously ill individuals and their families.
Inpatient and outpatient hospital experience preferred.
Experience working with pediatric populations preferred.
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