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Department of Social Services (MSH) - Req Number: 2468584
Job Title: Social Worker – Pediatric Cardiology (4 days/week)
Roles & Responsibilities:
The social worker in this position will be responsible for providing comprehensive social work services to neonates, infants, children, and adolescents with congenital and acquired heart conditions, as well as women whose fetus is diagnosed with congenital heart disease. The social worker will work in collaboration with two social workers and a multidisciplinary team of pediatric cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, intensivists, specialized nursing staff, and child life specialists. Patients and their families are followed based on a continuity-of-care model from the time of diagnosis (often during prenatal stage) throughout the treatment course, which occur in a myriad of ambulatory care settings and all inpatient pediatric units (pediatric cardiac intensive care unit, pediatric intensive care unit, neonatal intensive care unit, and the general pediatric floor) and may include pregnancy termination and/or bereavement. The social worker is responsible for thorough psychosocial assessments and comprehensive social work services; assisting women, children, and their families with the impact of illness, often life threatening in nature, and assisting them with developing skills for coping and adaptation to acute and long-term treatments. Services include family-centered care management, mental health interventions and supportive counseling for all family members, health education around complex care regimens, and bereavement interventions. Skills in resource negotiation and discharge planning and promoting adherence to care are essential aspects of social work on this complex service. In addition, this social worker will be responsible for assuring adherence to all state and federal mandates for cardiac transplant psychosocial assessments and interventions.
This position offers opportunities for collaboration in social work led and supported program development within the Children’s Heart Center to provide additional support to families experiencing the impact of serious cardiac conditions/illnesses including support groups, special events, and participation with a number of volunteer organizations.
New York State LMSW.
Experience working with neonates, infants, children, adolescents, and/or pregnant women
Experience in psychosocial assessment and implementation of developmentally appropriate therapeutic treatment plans related to both acutely and chronically ill populations
Experience with care coordination with patients/families who have complex medical illnesses
Experience with bereavement interventions
Experience with/interest in program development
Exceptional collaborative and organizational skills
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