Social Worker - Multi Specialty - Part Time
Packard Children’s Health Alliance (PCHA) is a network associated with Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and the Stanford School of Medicine. We bring the best community physicians together in a network that provides healthcare for children and expectant mothers from the Bay Area. In fact, we’re proud to be the only Bay Area medical network with an exclusive focus on women and children, and we understand the unique value provided by our more than 650 leading pediatricians and obstetrician/gynecologists. What’s more, we’re growing fast.
As a member of a health care team, the Social Worker provides appropriate intervention services to patients and/or clients as well as their families. Work typically involves assessment of the patient and family needs and concerns related to the impact and understanding of illness and treatment options, providing emotional support, and development of a plan of services, including advocacy, referrals and practical assistance necessary to accomplish desired objectives. Provides consultation, orientation and training to health care staff on the effects of cultural and economic issues on the management of patient/client health needs.
• Collaborates with health care teams to treat and plan for the social and medical needs of patients by consulting with providers and making referrals. Devises, develops and implements treatment plans as necessary.
• Conducts assessment of patients to evaluate social, emotional and physical needs by applying social work theories and techniques; interviews and evaluates patients and family members. Identifies factors which may interfere with obtaining maximum benefits from treatment.
• Develops and implements patient management plans, including the coordination of referrals to specialty and social services, the recording of progress notes and the provision of continuity of care. Helps patients and families cope with environmental and psychological issues of illness by explaining options and treatments as well as making appropriate referrals.
• Prepares and maintains records and makes written and oral reports to document case activity concerning overall patient care in accordance with department and/or organizational policies and procedures.
• Participates in monitoring and evaluating the quality and appropriateness of patient care.
• Provides supportive care to assist patients and families in coping with presenting symptoms and problems such as, for example, coping with illness, accepting medical recommendations, and loss of function. Provides education to patients and families around issues related to adaptation to the patient's diagnosis, illness, treatment and/or life situation.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
• Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.
• Education: Master's degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university.
• Experience: Two (2) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience.
• Licensure/Certification: SW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) - Valid license as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) issued by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences preferred.