Clinical Social Worker- Pediatrics Job – NY, Stony Brook

city: Brook

SUMMARY: The Clinical Social Worker must have strong organizational and communication skills (both verbal and written). The Clinical Social Worker functions as a member of the interdisciplinary team and provides clinical social work services to patients and their families to improve or maintain social, emotional, functional and physical health: provides consultation, education, and training to staff regarding psycho social issues that impact the delivery of optimal health care services; and participates in the development and delivery of education, research and continuous quality improvement. Demonstrates competencies defined in Clinical Social Worker responsibilities in providing age-appropriate care to patients from the age of birth to 21 years, and some select adult patients.

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Job Duties & Essential Functions:

  • The Clinical Social Worker implements and supports the philosophy, mission, values, standards, policies and procedures of Stony Brook University Hospital Pediatric Department.
  • The Clinical Social Worker performs case management core functions which include:
  • Screening and identification of patients
  • Establishment of an effective relationship with patient/family
  • Assessment of patient/family strengths and needs
  • Development of a family-centered plan of care
  • Procurement and coordination of services
  • Monitoring and evaluation of progress
  • Facilitates the patient/family?s ability to assume responsibility for managing their own health care when appropriate by:
  • Promoting return of the patient/family to the highest level of wellness possible
  • Ensuring that the right services are delivered at the right site by the right provider at the right time for the right cost.
  • Assisting in the acquisition or verification of financial/payer/insurance information when appropriate.
  • Provides relevant and timely psychosocial assessments of patients and families.
  • Assesses the child?s/family?s needs for case management oversight/intervention. Collaborates with appropriate care coordinators to facilitate continuity of care and optimal health outcomes.
  • Provides crisis intervention as necessary to increase patient/family functioning and facilitate health management.
  • Provides individual, group and family brief counseling to facilitate the resolution of identified psycho-social problems to increase patient/family functioning and facilitate health management.
  • Promotes multidisciplinary collaboration between all members of the health care team to facilitate and coordinate quality patient care in a timely, cost-effective manner.
  • Identifies and provides timely clinical social work consultation to interdisciplinary and inter-agency team regarding psycho-social issues related to children?s health.
  • Identifies, mobilizes and coordinates community and health care resources that support optimal functioning for patients and families.
  • Collaborates with interdisciplinary team to identify, assess, and report suspected child abuse as required by law, with particular attention to risk reduction and prevention.*
  • Implements practice strategies, develops, and coordinates programs for risk reduction, health maintenance and illness prevention for individuals, families, and community.
  • Supports advancement of social work practice through one or more of the following:
  • Participates as a speaker/presenter at professional conference
  • Participates as a speaker/presenter to community groups
  • Promotes staff involvement with professional organizations and activities
  • Participates on task forces, committees, or advisory groups (department, hospital, community)
  • Participates on appropriate Quality Teams
  • Participates in scholarly activities
  • Fulfills programmatic responsibilities specific to the job assignment.*
  • Maintains professional education requirements as required by state licensure.
  • Identifies opportunities for and provides professional consultation to staff and community professionals regarding psychosocial issues related to children?s health.*
  • Contributes to or presents professional educational programs and in-services regarding psycho social issues in area of specialty that enhance care and services for children. *
  • Able to provide psycho therapeutic services utilizing various modalities and milieus.
  • Identifies, mobilizes and coordinates community and health care resources that support optimal functioning for patients and families.
  • Collaborates with interdisciplinary team to identify, assess, and report suspected child abuse as required by law, with particular attention to risk reduction and prevention.*
  • Implements practice strategies, develops, and coordinates programs for risk reduction, health maintenance and illness prevention for individuals, families, and community.
  • Supports advancement of social work practice through one or more of the following:
  • Participates as a speaker/presenter at professional conference
  • Participates as a speaker/presenter to community groups
  • Promotes staff involvement with professional organizations and activities
  • Participates on task forces, committees, or advisory groups (department, hospital, community)
  • Participates on appropriate Quality Teams
  • Participates in scholarly activities
  • Fulfills programmatic responsibilities specific to the job assignment.*
  • Maintains professional education requirements as required by state licensure.
  • Identifies opportunities for and provides professional consultation to staff and community professionals regarding psychosocial issues related to children?s health.*
  • Contributes to or presents professional educational programs and in-services regarding psycho social issues in area of specialty that enhance care and services for children. *
  • Able to provide psycho therapeutic services utilizing various modalities and milieus.
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