Dayton Children's Hospital Medical Social Worker (Outpatient Psychiatry) in Dayton, Ohio
Facility:Dayton Children's - Main CampusDepartment:Social WorkSchedule:Full timeHours:40Job Details:Through psychosocial assessment and intervention strategies, the social worker is responsible for assisting patients and their families in understanding and learning to cope with illness and disability. The Social Worker for the Neurology Clinic is responsible for providing care coordination to patients and their families in understanding and learning to cope with illness and disability related to various neurological conditions such as Epilepsy, Tourette’s, and migraines in the Neurology clinic and the inpatient setting. The social work position requires an understanding of mental health needs of children and adults served in the Neurology Department with the ability to provide support for patients and parents dealing with new diagnoses, chronic illness, and caregiving responsibilities. Social worker is an integral part of the Neurology team assisting families and related parties in resolving complex personal and environmental difficulties which interfere with effective management of the child’s medical needs, social functioning, and assessing social support needs to optimize health outcomes while obtaining maximum benefit from medical care. Social Worker participates as a professional team member in patient care planning along with the hospital and community agency personnel and provides education and consultation to health care professionals and the community regarding the impact of psychosocial factors on neurology patients and their families. The position requires the skills to deal with complex social issues, assess mental health barriers and needs, assess risk factors, and the ability to work independently. The social worker is expected to work with the interdisciplinary team, outside community agencies, schools, and families to provide linkage of services and advocacy. Dayton Children’s Neurology Department serves patients in the main hospital’s ambulatory clinic, inpatient, and outpatient settings in the Miami Valley region. This position is located at Dayton Children’s Hospital main campus, but also services patients via telephone and telehealth at the Springboro, Springfield, and Lima locations. The social worker is well organized and directed and integrated with other units and departments of the hospital and community. This position collaborates interdepartmentally with all divisions of the hospital. Social Workers assist in departmental onboarding, training, coaching and job shadowing for newer staff. Participate in the Department’s peer mentoring program for new staff and provide mentoring around developing medical social work skills, and completed additional special projects as requested.
Department Specific Job Details:
The Social Worker for the Psychiatry Department is responsible for providing care coordination to patients and their families in understanding and learning to cope with illness and disability related to mental health, behavioral concerns, behaviors related to the autism spectrum, and other behavioral health diagnosis, and serves patients in the psychiatry clinic and outpatient setting. As an integral part of the Psychiatry team, the social worker assists families in navigating the complexities of caring for a child with a chronic illness. The social worker provides supports for parents to support successful care and transitions for patients referred to the Psychiatry Clinic and provides follow up to ensure patient is linked with appropriate mental health services and that barriers are addressed to support compliance with care.
The Social Worker provides social work services to patients with history of suicidal ideation. The social worker addresses complex social issues, assesses risk factors, identified barriers, and develops care plans to strengthen the parent or guardian’s ability to meet the patient’s needs. Social worker demonstrates the ability to work independently. Social Worker participates as a professional team member in psychiatric care planning along with the hospital and community agency personnel and provides education and consultation to health care professionals and the community regarding the impact of psychosocial factors on psychiatry patients and their families. Ongoing opportunities are available for quality improvement, research, and ongoing education.
Social worker Is responsible for the delivery of social work services which are available to the patient, the patient’s family, and other persons significant to the patient. Social Worker is well organized, directed, and integrated with other units and departments of the hospital and community. This position will collaborate with all divisions of the hospital.
Social Workers assist in departmental onboarding, training, coaching and job shadowing for newer staff. Participates in the Department’s peer mentoring program for new staff and provide mentoring around developing medical social work skills, and completed additional special projects as requested.
Masters: Social Work (Required)
LISW - Licensed Independent Social Worker - Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board, LSW Ohio - Ohio Licensed Social Worker - Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board
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