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Social Service
Health Care & Medicine
Clinical Psych Social Worker - PRN
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Job Description


 Minimum Education
Master's Degree

Minimum Work Experience
0 Year(s)

Required Skills/Knowledge

Excellent communication skills. Ability to relate to diverse patient populations. Time and attendance are vital for this position.

Required Licenses and Certifications

Functional Accountabilities

Diagnostic Assessment

1 Able to evaluate patient status including assessing for suicidality/homicidality in conjuction with attending physician
2 Completes social histories and psychosocial assessments for the medical record, on an ongoing basis.
3 Able to appropriately triage patient to correct services
4 Able to display competency when interviewing family members for the purpose of assessment and developing an intervention plan.
Multidisciplinary Interventions

1 Educates staff about psychosocial issues impacting patient;
2 Participates in daily rounds for the purposes of treatment planning and discharge.
3 Is a liaison with CFSA social worker to determine additional needs of the children and families and plan for discharge.
4 Plans with the treatment team and utilization management staff the most appropriate discharge plan.
Family Therapy

1 Utilizes a theoretical framework for the focus of the family intervention. 
2 Able to encourage positive communication among family members;
3 Recognizes progress and obstacles towards treatment goals and appropriately intervenes.

1 Completes required documents of the assessment in a clear, concise, and timely manner.

LinkageServices /Case Management

1 Knowledgeable about community resources/ placements for children and families to assist in the attainment of treatment goals;
2 Communicate with outside agencies on the behalf of the patient to ensure continuity of care and treatment progress;

About Children's National Health System

Childrens National Medical Center is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area and is the only freestanding childrens hospital between Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Norfolk, and Atlanta. Serving the nations children for more than 130 years, Childrens National is a proven leader in the development and application of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury.

Childrens National is proudly ranked consistently among the best pediatric hospitals in America by US News & World Report.

Our Culture

Children's mission is to be preeminent in providing pediatric health care services that enhance the health and well-being of children regionally, nationally and internationally. Through leadership and innovation, Children's creates solutions to pediatric healthcare problems. Children's excels in Care, Advocacy, Research, and Education to meet the unique needs of children, adolescents and their families. Children's leadership realizes that our employees are the heart of our medical center and the soul of our mission. One of our greatest assets is the diversity of our workforce, which adds to the richness of our culture. Teamwork, dedication, and professionalism are essential values and characteristics that make our employees unique.

Childrens internationally recognized team of pediatric healthcare professionals care for more than 360,000 patients each year who come from throughout the region, nation and world. Our employees share a sense of pride and commitment to the patients and families we serve. We aspire to provide patients and their families with the highest quality of care and service in a family-centered environment. In essence, we are a team of "Great People Providing Great Care."

Nursing Students

As a nursing student, you might already be craving hands-on experience at a highly respected hospital. You may be thinking about where or with which population you want to work after graduation.

At Childrens, a world-class teaching hospital and internationally-recognized leader in pediatric health, we invite nursing students at all stages of learning to explore the real world of working in a hospital setting and experience first-hand the challenges and rewards of this career.

Internship Program

The internship program provides the novice nurse with the knowledge base and skill set needed to transition to competence in clinical nursing practice. While providing the needed skills to meet the organization goals and mission, the program provides nurses with the leadership skills to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team. The program bridges the gap between undergraduate education and real-life professional nursing practice, delivering state-of-the art pediatric care.

The program is offered to new graduate nurses from an accredited nursing program with a passion for children. All new graduates, with less than one-year acute care experience, are eligible to participate in the program after obtaining licensure.