Nationwide Children's Hospital

PFK Medical Social Worker: Children with Medical Complexities

Posted Date 4 months ago(3/15/2022 3:36 PM)
Requisition ID
Social Work


PFK Medical Social Worker: Children with Medical Complexities


The Social Worker (BSW) assists patients and families with complex medical and behavioral health needs to navigate uneventfully, efficiently, and as effectively as possible through the course of their illness to improve or maintain social, emotional, functional and physical health. Practices professional social work and promotes patient advocacy in accordance with the NASW Code of Ethics for Social Work. Must maintain a current Ohio Social Work license.

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 13,000 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 Social Worker (BSW) functions as a member of an interdisciplinary team and provides care coordination services to patients and their families including:

o Screening and identification of patients (Occasionally)

o Outreach to primary care physicians, specialty physicians and other service providers to identify patients in need of care coordination (Frequently)

o Assisting Care Coordinator in completion of Health Risk Assessment (Occasionally)

o Assisting Care Coordinator with the development of family-centered plan of care (Occasionally)

o Facilitating communication and collaboration amongst the healthcare team (Frequently)

o Developing patient?s/family self-management skills through education and resource provision (Continuously)

o Performs ad hoc tasks as directed by Care Coordinator (Frequently)

o Managing transitions between settings, caregivers and providers (Frequently)

o Monitoring and follow-up across the continuum of care (Continuously)

o Providing consultation, education, and training to staff regarding psychosocial issues that impact the delivery of optimal health care services (Occasionally)

o Participates in orientation and continuing education of staff and students as appropriate (Frequently)



1. Bachelor?s Degree in Social Work required.

2. Current Social Work license (LSW) in Ohio required.

3. Active BLS certification

4. Working knowledge of Medicaid and other regulatory agency standards

5. Valid driver's license & proof of auto insurance, (required to do home visits in 34 county area). Driving of personal vehicle is required as care is provided in patient homes.

6. Preferred experience working in healthcare in patient facing role




Bend/twist; Squat/kneel; Climbing stairs/ladders; Reaching above shoulder; Lifting/carrying up to 20 Lbs.; Pushing/pulling up to 25 Lbs.; Communicable diseases and/or pathogens; Working with patient equipment; Machinery; Working with electricity.


FREQUENTLY 34-66% (2.6 TO 5 HOURS)

Standing, Walking, Driving, Depth perception-vision, Color vision, Peripheral vision



Sitting, Flexing/extending of neck, Hand Use: Grasping, gripping, turning, Repetitive hand/arm use, Computer skills, Audible speech, Hearing acuity, Seeing-Far/near, Problem solving, Decision making, Interpreting data


Note: Regular, reliable and consistent attendance is an essential job function. Employees are expected to perform work as scheduled. Please see the physical requirements for this position listed below.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.


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