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Social Worker - Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine

Company: Einstein Healthcare Network
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: August 17, 2019

Job Description:

Position Description

EINSTEIN MEDICAL CENTER IS A TEACHING HOSPITAL OFFERING A FULL RANGE OF ADVANCED HEALTH SERVICES TO THE PHILADELPHIA COMMUNITY AND BEYOND. WE ARE LOCATED AT 5501 OLD YORK ROAD AND ARE PROUD TO OFFER A LEVEL I REGIONAL RESOURCE TRAUMA CENTER AND A LEVEL III NEONATAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT. EINSTEIN MEDICAL CENTER HAS MORE THAN 600 PRIMARY CARE DOCTORS AND SPECIALISTS ON STAFF, WITH AN ADDITIONAL 1,200 AFFILIATED PHYSICIANS. EINSTEIN HEALTHCARE NETWORK PROMOTES WELLNESS. RESEARCH HAS SHOWN THAT SMOKING IS DANGEROUS TO THE HEALTH OF SMOKERS AND TO OTHERS. EINSTEIN CAMPUSES ARE TOBACCO AND SMOKE FREE.

IN THIS ROLE YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR:

* Supporting activities of the Adolescent Medicine and Centering Parenting program by providing counseling services and appropriate liaison activities for member and patient population

* Providing needed counseling of parents/guardians on psychosocial issues, including but not limited to: adjustment to illness and disability, including educational adjustments for the child, family issues, substance abuse, caregiver issues, death and dying, and environmental issues including housing utilities, finances and food

* Helping facilitate pediatric care for patients by working with insurance companies, helping parents obtain insurance for their children, facilitating transportation in special circumstances, acting as a liaison with other agencies such as ChildLink, and arranging for interpreter services

* Providing appropriate and effective counseling and referrals for entitlement programs

* Providing confidential assessment, counseling and referrals around issues of domestic violence, child abuse and neglect

* Helping coordinate follow-up of children in the Lead Poisoning Program

* Facilitating identification and handling of legal and ethical issues concerning treatment, placement and safety

* Facilitating needed meetings with families, interdisciplinary team members and outside agencies in order to expedite communication, problem resolution and decision-making

* Identifying quality of care and service issues and help in improvement efforts

* Providing effective ongoing staff and resident education around psychosocial and care management issues

* Participating effectively in special projects, studies, programs and committees requiring professional social work expertise

* Working collaboratively with providers and staff to give quality care to children and youth with special health care needs

* Traveling outside of the hospital to make visits to patients homes and attend clinical meetings related to children

* This position requires providing services for children and their families, in a manner that demonstrates an understanding of the functional/developmental age of the individual served

IF YOU POSSESS THE FOLLOWING QUALIFICATIONS, PLEASE APPLY IMMEDIATELY:

* BSW required

* MSW preferred

* PA Licensure preferred

* 1-3 years experience in community, clinical or medical setting preferred

* Fluent in Spanish or French and English required

* Must be willing to teach residents about social impacts on health and disease

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

* Physical Requirements: Standing, walking, agility and dexterity

* Visual Requirements: Near vision, depth perception, color vision

* Hearing Requirements: Ability to hear normal conversation, telephone communication, hear low voice volumes, whispers

* Working Conditions: combination of office setting and clinical setting

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Keywords: Einstein Healthcare Network, Philadelphia , Social Worker - Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine, Healthcare , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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