Nationwide Children's Hospital

  • Clinical Leader Social Work

    Posted Date 2 months ago(2 months ago)
    Requisition ID
    Allied Health
  • Overview

    Full time position

    Benefits eligible

    Location: Linvingston Ambulatory Center


    The Clinical Leader is responsible for the overall provision of clinical medical social work services for patients of all ages of Nationwide Children's Hospital of staff for whom they are responsible. The Clinical Leader performs the Clinical Medical Social Work role in an exemplary fashion. Additionally, the Clinical Leader ensures ethical and sound decision making, appropriate documentation, and appropriate interpersonal communication of the social workers for whom they are responsible. The clinical leader is expected to model the values and expectations of the organization and the Clinical Medical Social Work department in their own practice. The Clinical Leader collaborates with Clinical Medical Social Work leadership, internal stakeholders and other affiliated teams in the development, implementation, and evaluation of clinical medical social work services.Demonstrates competencies defined in Clinical Medical Social Work Clinical Leader responsibilities in providing age appropriate care to patients from the age of birth to 21 years, and select adult patients.


    Why Nationwide Children's Hospital?

    The moment you walk through our doors, you can feel it. When you meet one of our patient families, you believe it. And when you talk with anyone who works here, you want to be part of it, too. Welcome to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where Passion Meets Purpose.

    Here, Everyone Matters. We’re 12,000 strong. And it takes every single one of us to improve the lives of the kids we care for, and the kids from around the world we’ll never even meet. Kids who are living healthier, fuller lives because of the knowledge we share. We know it takes a Collaborative Culture to deliver on our promise to provide the very best, innovative care and to foster new discoveries, made possible by the most groundbreaking research. Anywhere.

    Ask anyone with a Nationwide Children’s badge what they do for a living. They’ll tell you it’s More Than a Job. It’s a calling. It’s a chance to use and grow your talent to make an impact that truly matters. Because here, we exist simply to help children everywhere.

    Nationwide Children’s Hospital. A Place to Be Proud.

    The Clinical Leader implements and supports the philosophy, mission, values, standards, policies and procedures of Nationwide Children's Hospital and the Patient Care Services Division.
    • Collaborates with Clinical Social Work leadership to plan and develop program goals and services, protocols, and best practice guidelines and measures and evaluates program outcomes.
    • Provides oversight of Clinical Medical Social Work services to children, adolescents, and select adult clients in program populations by assuring appropriate assessments, managing care and treatment, making referrals, and advocating for services.
    • Shares primary responsibility for recruitment, selection, hiring and termination of program staff. Collaborates with Clinical Medical Social Work leadership and related departments regarding decisions about hiring and termination of social work staff.
    • Oversees, scheduling, staffing, and supervision of social workers for which they are responsible.
    • Oversees continuing education, mandatory in-services and maintenance of licensing for subordinate staff according to departmental and hospital policies and procedures. Identifies educational needs, plans and/or presents classes.
    • Performs staff performance evaluations in collaboration with input from peers, Clinical Medical Social Work leadership, Section Heads, and others familiar with the social worker's work.
    • Ensures adherence to budget guidelines in the implementation of program activities.
    • Facilitates the development of required protocols and pathways to ensure the appropriate utilization of service provision.
    • Develops and maintains relationships with appropriate community organizations. Participates and/or provides input to appropriate committees and planning bodies, both internal and external, and encourages participation of staff in these department, hospital and community groups as appropriate.
    • Coordinates, facilitates, and/or presents at professional and/or patient educational seminars and retreats.
    • Conducts formal and informal meetings with subordinate staff in order to discuss and address relevant issues and updates.
    • Prepares interim and final reports as required by programs and/or department.
    • Ensures appropriate documentation by social workers for whom they are responsible.
    • Participates in quality assurance and productivity standards including time and accurate record keeping. With Clinical Medical Social Work leadership, plans and coordinates activities to meet regulatory standards such as JCAHO and to address specific quality issues such as incident report follow-up.
    • Maintains clinical expertise in his/her profession; fills clinical role as needed and serves as resource and consultant to team and other staff regarding clinical challenges and dilemmas.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned.



    • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills (detail oriented).
    • Ability to function independently and as part of team, with demonstrated ability to coordinate daily activities and problem solve in innovative and flexible ways.
    • Understanding of the Advanced Generalist Social Work practice in the pediatric healthcare setting.
    • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with diverse, multi-disciplinary groups and stakeholders.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
    • Must be enterprising, diplomatic, and proactive at solving problems.
    • Ability to manage and meet deadlines.
    • Ability to develop clear outcome goals, track and manage data, and have proven ability to improve program performance to achieve goals. 9. Research and analytic skills necessary for information gathering and synthesis.10. Ability to interface with all levels of internal and external individuals, departments and organizations.
    • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite, data base management, desktop publishing, graphic packages, and survey tools.



    • Master's degree in social work required. State of Ohio LISW-S is required.
    • Minimum five years related experience.
    • Three years in a clinical leadership role preferred.
    • Demonstrated ability and experience in effective communication with internal and external stakeholders to problem solve clinical situations involving risk required.
    • Experience in practice inclusive of children and families required.
    • The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision. EOE M/F/Disability/Vet


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