The Post- Master’s Medical Social Worker Fellowship Program is a 12- month training program to provide the Post- Master’s Medical Social Worker Fellow with expertise and advance clinical skills while working as a medical social worker in the outpatient, specialty healthcare clinics. The Fellowship Program provides a year of comprehensive training and intensive supervision for a variety of specialized skills in order to identify any barriers to medical care that impact the family’s ability to cope with their child’s medical condition. The Fellow is an integral member of the interdisciplinary healthcare team, assisting the hospital in creating an environment and attitude responsive to meeting patient and family needs through understanding psychological, socioeconomic, cultural, emotional and spiritual factors influencing health and illness. Upon graduation from the Fellowship Program, the Fellow is prepared to become a valued employee to the hospital, working as a highly-skilled medical social worker with advanced clinical skills.
Education: Master’s Degree in Social Work from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Eligible for registration with the Board of Behavioral Sciences for accrual of licensure hours.
Licensure: Participation in training program will allow for partial fulfillment of required supervised hours for licensure.
Knowledge & Skills: Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to work under pressure, respond to crisis situations, and to function as member of the interdisciplinary healthcare team.
Experience: Previous experience in a healthcare setting, especially pediatrics preferred. Prior experience in a community based organization or social services setting.
Sit: Up to 6 hours/day
Stand/Walk: Up to 6 hours
Bend/Stoop: Up to 3 hours
Reach: Up to 6 hours
Rep Use of UE/Grasp: Up to 6 hrs
Lift/Push/Pull: 25 lbs, over 25# with assistance or equipment
This job requires the ability to hear alarms clients and/or instruction. The ability to see accurately from 20 inches to 20-ft. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function of this position.