Assists patients and their families with personal and environmental stressors which interfere with obtaining maximum benefit from medical care. Social work interventions may include: clinical psychosocial assessment and care planning, information and referral, discharge planning, case management, psychoeducation and psychotherapy when needed for adjustment to illness and/or treatment for behavioral problems.. Participates in orientation of new social work staff. May participate in supervision of students completing Field Placement. Acts in accordance with the Social Work Code of Ethics.
Masters Required In Social Work
Minimum Work Experience
1 year post-Masters clinical experience preferred
Required Licenses/Certifications for position
Tennessee Licensure as a Master Social Worker required.
Tennessee L.C.S.W. preferred
Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
Extensive SW theory base.
Uses multiple therapeutic modalities.
Demonstrates professional judgment.
Outstanding communication skills.
Capable of multitasking.
Attentive to detail.
Note: Reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
Medium lifting, pushing and pulling is required for 20-50 lbs occasionally, 10-20 lbs frequently and 10 lbs constantly to move objects. Sudden emergency situations have the potential for exposure to lifting or moving of up to 100 lbs. Frequent bending, walking, sitting, squatting, reaching and standing are required. Keyboard/computer use and/or repetitive motions may be required.
East Tennessee Children's Hospital is a 152-bed hospital certified by the state of Tennessee as the only Comprehensive Regional Pediatric Center in East Tennessee and is accredited by the Joint Commission. As a Comprehensive Regional Pediatric Center, Children's Hospital offers full capabilities to care for seriously ill children in a unique pediatric environment and offers the services of many different pediatric subspecialties. Children's Hospital works jointly with the University of Tennessee Medical Center to ensure that injured children in this region receive trauma care at the institution most appropriate for the child's needs. We also assist smaller hospitals by providing pediatric health care training opportunities.