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 (CASUAL/PRN) to join our Nemours Children's Hospital team in Orlando, Florida.
Located in Orlando, Fla., Nemours Children’s Hospital is the newest addition to the Nemours integrated healthcare system. Our 100-bed pediatric hospital also features the area’s only 24-hour Emergency Department designed just for kids as well as outpatient pediatric clinics including several specialties previously unavailable in the region. A hospital designed by families for families, Nemours Children’s Hospital blends the healing power of nature with the latest in healthcare innovation to deliver world-class care to the children of Central Florida and beyond. In keeping with our goal of bringing Nemours care into the communities we serve, we also provide specialty outpatient care in several clinics located throughout the region.
The social worker will be facilitating the adjustment of the patient and family to illness and will help the family and the individual function optimally. These services are provided to assist the family in the best utilization of the health care system and link them with the variety of services necessary to meet their individual needs. The social worker must be knowledgeable of age specific principle of growth and development. The social worker must possess effective communication skill needed to collaborate with all members of the health care team.
Manage complex assessments of the patient/family’s bio psychosocial situation, establishes goals and periodically re-assesses the pt/family situation. Document a complete psychosocial assessment/history of patients and families.
Provide crisis intervention services as indicated for the management of domestic violence, psychiatric emergency cases, child abuse and family disputes. Assess, treat, and/or triage referrals for Counseling and Psychiatry (internally or to external community providers).
Continue to update education and level of skill in job area. Attends in-service presentations, and continuing education programs to maintain and increase knowledge base.
For Nemours Children’s Hospital (NCH) admissions, the Social Worker will interface with insurance providers, case managers and others involved in the authorization of needed patient services.
Identifies and negotiates differing needs within the family system.
For NCH admissions, the Social Worker working weekends will coordinate discharge planning needs (in conjunction with the Clinical Nurse Specialist and discharge planning Nurse Navigator) of patients and their families in an efficient, effective and timely manner while including the family in the process.
When on-call, respond to on-call events and requests for service within 5 minutes of receiving page and remain within a 30 minute drive of hospital.
Act as liaison between hospital and the various community agencies, which provide aid to families and children.
Masters degree in Social Work from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Required.
Minimum of six (6) months experience required. Graduate school internship may be applied to the job related experience at the discretion of the Senior Director.
Must be eligible for and actively working towards a valid license in Clinical Social Work in the State of Florida.
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.