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Social Work Practitioner - Journey - 664621 Hs Peds General Pediatrics

Position Deleted on 1/23/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Greenville, NC
  • Faculty - Liberal Arts - Social Work
  • Faculty - Medicine - Other Medicine
Application Due:
Full Time
$28,741 to $54,481 USD Per Year
Job Description: The Department of Pediatrics at the Brody School of Medicine at ECU is seeking a medical social worker to provide professional social work and case management services to a diverse pediatric patient population and their family members. It is essential that the selected candidate be able to work effectively within a multidisciplinary team, including physicians, psychologists, dieticians, nursing staff, patient access services personnel, and other clinical staff to assist patients in compliance with medical treatment plans and to obtain financial and psychosocial resources through community agencies. The selected candidate will be expected to be a strong advocate for patient needs with schools and various social agencies and to adhere to social work standards of care in providing services to all patient populations. Collaboration with other health care and human services professionals in a variety of health care facilities, as well as in community organizations, will be required.

Key responsibilities of this position include and/or necessitate (but are not limited to) the following: a basic knowledge of pediatric diagnoses and their effects on the psycho-social status of children; assessment of patients' socioeconomic environment; identification of psycho/social and economic needs; identification of resources to meet the needs of the patient; and facilitation of the processes to match available resources with the patient's needs.

The preferred candidate will have a four-year college degree in Social Work or a related human services field or a master's degree in Social Work, as well as 3-4 years of experience in medical social work, case management, home health, DSS, or hospital discharge planning. A working knowledge of pediatric diagnoses and child development is desirable. Candidates should possess excellent communication, organizational, and critical thinking skills. It is essential that candidates be able to interact effectively with a diverse customer population and be self-directed in their approach to problem-solving. Experience working with patients in a medical setting and extensive knowledge of community resources are desirable.

The position is located in the Department of Pediatrics, at the Pediatric Specialty Clinic. Normal hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm. CLINICAL SUPPORT POSITION - NOT SUBJECT TO STATE PERSONNEL ACT.

The ECU Brody School of Medicine is affiliated with Vidant Medical Center (formerly Pitt County Memorial Hospital). Vidant Medical Center is the flagship hospital for Vidant Health and serves as the teaching hospital for the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in a Human Services discipline with coursework related to the area of assignment. Some positions may require certification to practice as a certified or licensed Clinical Social Worker as required by the North Carolina Social Work Certification Board.

Special Instructions to Applicants: This position is subject to the Career Banding Salary Administration Plan. If candidates are not identified at the Journey level, management may consider candidates at a lower competency level. Pay will be commensurate with applicant's competencies as well as budget, equity, and market considerations.

Salary Grade Equivalent: 69 (for reduction-in-force priority purposes only)

Job Close Date: 01/22/2013
East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action University and accommodates individuals with disabilities. Proper documentation of identity and employability is required at the time of employment.
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