Clinical Social Worker (Pediatrics, FT, Days, Temporary Position)
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POST DATE 9/16/2016
END DATE 10/14/2016
Boston Medical Center
JOB DESCRIPTIONJOB OPPORTUNITY
CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER (PEDIATRICS, FT, DAYS, TEMPORARY POSITION)
JOB ID 3036647 DATE POSTED 09/15/2016 apply now
Boston Medical Center (BMC) is more than a hospital. It s a network of support and care that touches the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in need each year. It is the largest and busiest provider of trauma and emergency services in New England. Emphasizing community-based care, BMC is committed to providing consistently excellent and accessible health services to all and is the largest safety-net hospital in New England. The hospital is also the primary teaching affiliate of the nationally ranked Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and a founding partner of Boston HealthNet an integrated health care delivery systems that includes many community health centers. BMC provides a full range of pediatric and adult care services, from primary to family medicine to advanced specialty care.
BMC is also committed to our employees, who are a very important piece to who we are. We pride ourselves in providing equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any characteristic protected under applicable law. BMC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.
Utilizing proven social work techniques and theory, consults on, assesses, and intervenes with high-risk patients and their families regarding the impact/amelioration of emotional and social problems. Duties also include, but are not limited to, conducting psychosocial assessments, making a psychosocial diagnosis, planning and implementing effective treatments, evaluation, education, coaching and mentoring of the patient (client) and family members. The position consults with, collaborates and communicates with a wide range of social, governmental and legal agencies, courts, schools, clinics, other hospitals, physicians and other sources in the overall care of the patient. The 4C program/Massachusetts Alliance for Complex Care (MACC) will provide comprehensive services with a multidisciplinary effort supported by the recent award of a CMMI grant over the next three years. In a partnership between Boston Medical Center and Baystate Children s Hospital, we will offer an enhanced model of complex care support, 4C , for medically fragile and chronically ill children. The MACC will offer consultative and longitudinal care support by team at each site comprised of complex care pediatricians, nurse care coordinators, licensed clinical social workers, developmental behavioral pediatricians, psychiatrists/psychologists, and nutritionists. Once assessed, MACC staff will strive to collaborate width families and primary care providers in enhancing and optimizing their care in terms of needed medical services and community and educational supports and providing on going consultation. To enhance communication and efficiency, each patient will receive a secure individualized Cloud Based Care Plan accessible to family and participating providers of care. The project will work innovatively with commercial health care and Medicaid managed care programs to assess the impact of these services with a goal to improve quality of care and to reduce costs. The Social Worker will part of an interdisciplinary team serving a culturally diverse families with a chronic illnesses, special needs, and a variety of neurodevelopmental and related diagnoses. Responsible for outreach to families, meeting with families during clinic sessions, making home visits, helping develop and communicate care plans, assisting families in interactions with school system and community agencies, collecting and managing clinical and research data in a standardized format.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES / DUTIES:
BMC/4C and MACC program.
* Work with medical providers to assess patients needs and devise treatment plans. Provide ongoing and problem, care and crisis-based psychosocial support to children with medical complexity and their families in the outpatient clinic. Provide individual counseling and family support to inpatients and their families.
* Provide or assure outpatient psychotherapy to parents and children.
* Contribute social work care recommendations and impressions to overall Care Plan for children in the program. Update as needed/indicated/ communicate relevant portions to members of child s care team
* Provide concrete case management (referrals, transportation, etc.) in collaboration with Family Navigators and other team members.
* Discuss services also identified by Family Navigator (i.e. insurance, etc). Oversee the arrangements of Mass Health Transportation for families.
* Provide outreach, education, and support parents and patients to engage them in their health care.
* Provide support for RN Case Manager, in addition to the Client Advocate at BMC with regards their psychosocial support of patients.
* Document meetings with patients and their families.
* Develop relationships within BMC providers to create new referrals/mental health services for patients.
* Work with other agencies to develop and coordinate services for families (i.e. DSS, schools, other mental health and providers).
* Organize special events for children and their families, including fundraisers and patient gatherings
* Act as a member of the transition team , ensuring smooth transition services to adolescents as they transition to adult programs.
ADMINISTRATIVE AND REPORTING
* Attend all related division and hospital meetings; and on occasion/as needed, visit w/ program at Springfield/Baystate.
* Assist in completion of grant proposals and requirements of grants as needed. This includes programmatic reports for CMMI project
* Attend required or requested meetings at collaborating and funding community agencies
* Regular meetings with PI/Project Director to discuss update on patients and how time is being spent, and how best the role of the Social Worker can be supported, and time respected
* Performs other duties as needed.
(THE ABOVE STATEMENTS IN THIS JOB DESCRIPTION ARE INTENDED TO DEPICT THE GENERAL NATURE AND LEVEL OF WORK ASSIGNED TO THE EMPLOYEE(S) IN THIS JOB. THE ABOVE IS NOT INTENDED TO REPRESENT AN EXHAUSTIVE LIST OF ACCOUNTABLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES REQUIRED).
Requires Master s Degree from an accredited school of Social Work.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED:
Requires a Massachusetts license as a Licensed Certified Social Worker or Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (or eligible for licensure within 90 days of hire).
Previous experience in with children or HIV patients preferred.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
* Requires knowledge of Social Work process and community resources and agencies relative to children and families.
* Advanced interpersonal skills necessary to interact effectively with various healthcare professionals, to develop and maintain effective therapeutic relationships with patients and families, and to supervise graduate students.
* Must be comfortable in a fast paced and dynamic work environment (sense of humor is valued).
* Excellent English language skills to summarize and communicate orally and in writing moderately complex information in varied formats to internal and external customers.
* Cultural sensitivity and comfort with a wide range of racial and ethnic populations. Bicultural/Bilingual competency a plus.
* Computer literacy with ability to use standard word processing, spreadsheet programs and e-mail (i.e. MS Word, Excel, Outlook) and web