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Clinical Social Worker

Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters, Main Hospital, Norfolk VA
Cancer and Blood Disorders Center

- Full-Time w/ Call - Mon-Fri; 0800-1630
- Days/Evenings/Nights/Weekends w/Call

“At CHKD, working to improve the lives of our community's children is a twofold endeavor, deeply ingrained in our mission, our history and our daily work."
– Jim Dahling, CHKD president and CEO

Our Mission
Leading the region in children’s healthcare services, CHKD is committed to delivering excellence in quality and service as we continually measure and improve our outcomes. We will evolve and enhance our services in response to the needs of children and the advancement of science; educate the next generation of leaders in children’s health; be the healthcare employer of choice; and collaborate with others to attain our vision.

As we strive to attain our mission, Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters Health System will provide excellence in quality of care and service through teamwork and communication, honesty and integrity, personal responsibility and stewardship of resources, as well as creativity and innovation. Our goal is to lead the region as the preferred provider of quality children’s health services for years to come.

The CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER will assist patients and families in coping with biopsychosocial problems resulting from acute or chronic illness, disability and/or trauma.  Conducts comprehensive assessment with patients and/or caregivers to obtain psychosocial history and develop individualized treatment plan.  Provides counseling, resource, and case management services.  Collaborates with multidisciplinary team to implement treatment plan and provide follow up as necessary. Functions in an on-call capacity as necessary to meet the needs of the department and organization.

Master’s Degree in Social Work, with course work in Medical Social Work preferred. Approximately six to twelve months on-the-job experience preferred. Focus on Sickle Cell Population with pediatric experience preferred.

Apply online:  www.chkd.org

THE CHILDREN’S HEALTH SYSTEM

Whether a child needs hospitalization, ongoing care for a chronic illness, outpatient surgery or primary care, CHKD Health System provides the staff, facilities and technologies that address the unique demands of childhood.

A Health System Just for Children
CHKD Health System offers a network of comprehensive pediatric services in more than 40 locations that stretch from Williamsburg to Elizabeth City, North Carolina. On the outpatient side, we offer primary care, diagnostic services, urgent care, emergency care, rehabilitative therapies, day surgery and care in more than 20 pediatric subspecialties. Inpatient care is offered at Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters, Virginia's only comprehensive freestanding pediatric hospital.

CHKD The Children's Hospital of Virginia
Virginia’s only free-standing children's hospital, CHKD is a 206-bed teaching hospital with special units for neonatal and pediatric intensive care, cancer care, acute inpatient rehabilitation, medical and surgical care, and transitional care. As a freestanding, full-service children's hospital, every inch of our facility and all members of our medical team are devoted exclusively to the needs of young people, and our patients benefit from the full range of pediatric specialists and support services available only at freestanding children's hospitals.

Dedicated to Education and Research
Children’s Hospital is home to Eastern Virginia Medical School’s Pediatric Residency Training Program and to dozens of medical specialists who comprise its pediatric faculty. CHKD supports pediatric research and clinical trials to improve the quality of care and clinical outcomes for our patients. And the hospital offers a variety of educational programs and support groups to help parents tackle issues ranging from asthma management to discipline to childhood obesity.

CHKD is located in a family-centered community. At CHKD, we know that people who work hard often want to play hard, too.

Where We Are
Norfolk is a part of the Hampton Roads region of Virginia, also known as Tidewater, and is located in the southeastern portion of the state, where unlimited resources for recreation, travel and culture exist. The region's temperate climate is ideal for sports and outdoor activities. Winters are mild. The spring and fall seasons are extremely pleasant. Summer temperatures are usually in the upper 80s.

Dive Right In
The Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay provide the boundaries for the Norfolk/Virginia Beach Community. The opportunities for swimming, diving, fishing and boating abound on the region's many rivers and lakes, as well as along miles of public beaches. Some of the best sport fishing in the country can be found here and on North Carolina's Outer Banks, which are within a two-hour's drive.  For other outdoor entertainment, there is camping, biking and hiking at Virginia Beach's Seashore State park; exploring the Great Dismal Swamp national wildlife preserve just south of Norfolk; and Busch Gardens near Williamsburg is one of the country's most popular amusement parks.

Places To Be, People To See
Surrounding the hospital and the medical center is an historic neighborhood highlighted by parks, churches and schools.  Just two miles from the hospital is Norfolk's downtown business district and waterfront. The hospital and Eastern Virginia Medical School are situated in a restored area which abounds with historic homes and two-and three-story townhouses and apartments. Restaurants, health clubs, shops and art galleries are a short walk away.  The renowned Chrysler Museum of Art, the Nauticus National Maritime Center, Harbor Park baseball stadium, Scope sports and convention center, Harrison Opera House, Chrysler Hall Theater and Waterside Festival Marketplace are all located within two miles of the medical center.

Norfolk and the surrounding area abound in history, highlighted by Colonial Williamsburg, Yorktown and Jamestown. Museums and historic homes in Norfolk reflect the city's 300-year history as an important seaport and region of commerce.  For snow skiing and mountain trail hiking, the foothills of Virginia and the Blue Ridge Mountains are within a few hours' drive.

The region is served by Norfolk International Airport, a few miles away from downtown Norfolk. Also servicing Norfolk is Amtrak with direct connections to Washington D.C. and New York City along with connecting cities.

A Higher Learning Environment
Old Dominion University,  Norfolk State University,  Hampton University, Christopher Newport University,  Regent University, EVMS, and Virginia Wesleyan College  are located nearby for other educational opportunities. The College of William and Mary is an hour away in Williamsburg.

The Children’s Health System offers a highly competitive compensation and benefit package and proudly promotes a tobacco-free work environment.

Apply online:  www.chkd.org.  E.O.E.
(Posted 11/22/17)

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Full-time Therapist - Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer

Position Title: Therapist, Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer, Psycho-Oncology Division.
Reports to the Director of Psycho-Oncology, AHFPC Director of Operations, and the CEO
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Fulltime/PartTime: Full Time
Permanent/Temporary: Regular
Employment/Contract Work: Employment
Schedule: Some evenings and weekends required

Job Description:  The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer is a national non-profit located in Chattanooga, TN whose mission is to erase the effects of pediatric cancer.  We are seeking a dynamic individual to fill the role of Therapist within our Psycho-Oncology Division at our headquarters and Educational Advancement Center in Chattanooga, TN. The Educational Advancement Center is a landmark pediatric cancer psycho-oncology care center providing children and their families with the tools need to cope and thrive throughout the treatment experience as well as the essential skills for meaningful and productive lives as cancer survivors. The comprehensive services offered at no cost to families include: individual, family and group counseling, neurocognitive testing, academic coaching/tutoring, school support for implementation of academic support plans, financial counseling and diversionary events for family enrichment.  The EAC is also home to a vibrant industrial arts program.

Services are provided from diagnosis throughout the lifetime of the family.

The therapist would collaborate with multidisciplinary staff to provide social, emotional and developmental support to affected children and their families in our outpatient setting as well as providing consultation and intervention during medical inpatient admissions at partnering hospitals.

The primary goals are to provide empirically supported therapeutic interventions to families affected by pediatric cancer, to provide consultation and support to medical personnel in working with said families at partnering hospitals, build and maintain positive relationships with families and community partners, further develop psycho-oncology therapeutic program offerings, and assist with overseeing day to day operations of the Psycho-Oncology Division. Specific job duties include but are not limited to:

  • Provide individual, family and group therapy
  • Responsible for day to day operations of all Psycho-Oncology and Integrated therapies
  • Maintain accurate record keeping for all patients
  • Maintain an appropriate environment for patients, families and visitors
  • Responsible for implementation of office policies
  • Maintaining office equipment and physical space
  • Serve as community liaison on appropriate regional committees
  • Responsible for monitoring staff duties and performance
  • Responsible for maintaining a team based work environment
  • Coordinate Facebook, twitter and mass emails associated with programs
  • Provide reports in accordance with senior leadership
  • Supervise, orient and train of new and existing staff
  • Participate in writing grants
  • Meet all data requirements for current and future grants

Requirements:

  • Current Tennessee LCSW or LPC licenseMaster’s Degree
  • CPR certification
  • Experience providing individual, family and group therapy
  • Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Excellent team building skills
  • Must successfully complete a credit and criminal background check
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Ability to walk, bend, hear, see and lift 25 pounds
  • Occasional weekend and evening availability
  • Regional travel

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to: Kim Etheredge, 232 E11th Street, Suite 100, Chattanooga, TN 37402 or email kim@hatcherfoundation.org
(Posted 10/30/17)

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Pediatric Oncology Clinical Social Worker - full time
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital

Job Summary
The Pediatric Clinical Social Worker's primary responsibilities are psychosocial assessment, crisis intervention, consultation, education, community linkages and supportive services for identified patients, families and staff.

The Clinical Social Worker (MSW) coordinates resources and services in response to individual patient's psychosocial needs and fiscal realities. The MSW is an active member of the interdisciplinary team contributing to team goal setting, ensuring timely discharge. The MSW acts as a consultant to the clinical team, service lines and other departments and participates in program development and quality improvement initiatives.

The MSW provides age-appropriate assessments, interpretation of data, and delivery of interventions. Demonstrates the ability to work with any patient and family regardless of race, gender, religious affiliation, cultural beliefs, lifestyle, and disease process or treatment plan.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree from a CSWE accredited school of Social Work
  • Knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position
  • Demonstrates resourcefulness, effective written and oral communication, diplomacy, organizational and analytic skills
  • Self-directed, assertive and creative in problem solving, systems planning and patient care management in a high volume work environment
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with interdisciplinary teams
  • The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Medical Center locations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Three years experience in a hospital
  • Licensure/Certification

To apply please click here.
(Posted 10/16/17)

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Program Development Coordinator - PennState Hershey Medical Center

JOB SUMMARY:
Responsible for the identification, and development of, psychosocial programs within the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. Functioning as part of a multidisciplinary healthcare team, role is charged with working effectively with nurses, physicians, social workers, music and child life specialists, chaplains, psychologists and patients and family members to expand current psychosocial services by designing and implementing needed programs. A priority for this position is to develop and implement a Parent-to-Parent Mentor Program. Other areas for program development include, but are not limited to, bereavement, transitioning to survivorship, adolescent and young adult cancer patients. Programs should be consistent with the Standards for the Psychosocial Care of Children with Cancer and their Families.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
A masters degree in social work, psychology, counseling or other mental health related field is required.
A minimum of 3-5 years of professional experience in healthcare delivery and/or psychosocial program development is required. Experience with pediatric oncology/hematology patients is desired, but not mandatory.

If chosen for this position, you may be required to pass a Post Offer Employment Physical Exam in accordance with the measurements listed in the Work Task Analysis (WTA) report. This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.

Penn State Health is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please call 717-531-8440 between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday - Friday or email hrsolutions@pennstatehealth.psu.edu

http://careers.pennstatehershey.org/job/7730532/psychosocial-program-development-coordinator-four-diamonds-g-hershey-pa
(Posted 10/12/17)

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Full-time Pediatric Oncology Social Worker -  Duke University Medical Center

We are looking for Master's prepared Social Workers, who have or are eligible for NC licensure (LCSW)  to support our Pediatric Hematology Oncology team.  This is a clinical position supporting patients and families while our Case Manager maintains responsibility for discharge planning. We have a strong and supportive Social Work and Psychosocial team in Oncology and would love for you to consider joining us.

Duke University Medical Center is located in Durham, North Carolina. It is a thriving community with access to incredible sports teams, ( UNC Chapel Hill is also a mere 10 minutes down the road), friendly people, amazing food (named number 1 in Southern Living Magazine's "Top 10 Tastiest Towns in the South.") and mild climate. We are just 3 hours from the mountains of Asheville and 2 hours from the coast with many amazing beaches to choose from. Easy access to RDU International airport for you to attend APOSW conferences or go on a fabulous vacation to practice self-care. There are many reasons to love this area which was recently ranked #4  in US News and World Report Best Places to Live (http://realestate.usnews.com/places/north-carolina/raleigh-durham).
(Posted 10/6/17)

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Full-time Pediatric Oncology Social Worker at Valley Children's Hospital

Valley Children's Hospital in Madera, California is seeking a full time Pediatric Oncology Social Worker with a minimum of 3 years pediatric oncology experience to join our wonderful Hem/Onc Team.  This is a full time position and the social worker follows patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings.  This individual will work alongside 3 other full time Pediatric Oncology Social Workers and 2 Hematology Social Workers.  Every oncology patient is assigned a primary social worker at the time of diagnosis.  Our social workers are vital to our strong multi-disciplinary team.  Spanish speaking preferred but not required.

Valley Children's Hospital is a nonprofit, state-of-the-art children's hospital with 356 licensed beds, one of the largest pediatric healthcare networks in the nation.  We are the first children's hospital west of the Rockies to receive Magnet Nursing designation, the highest nursing benchmark in the world, and we are one of fewer than 10 pediatric intensive care units in the nation to have received the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence. Our Cancer and Blood Diseases Center is a member of the nationally-recognized Children's Oncology Group, and sees more than 130 new cases a year.  VCH is proud to be ranked as a "Best Children's Hospital" in multiple pediatric specialists by the U.S. News and World Report.

Valley Children's Hospital is centrally located in California, next to Fresno (fifth largest city in California), halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, an hour and a half from beautiful Yosemite National Park, an hour from the Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park, 2 hours from the central coast/beaches, 3 hours north is Napa Valley (wine country).  Fresno has been ranked as one of the country's most affordable places to live.  A large agriculture industry and diverse culture population makes Fresno an exciting place to live.

We offer a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package and relocation assistance.

To apply, please go to the following job link: http://jobs.valleychildrens.org/licensed-clinical-social-worker-patient-and-family-services/job/7108671
(Posted 9/13/17)
 


 

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