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Social Worker, Renal

Surrey, BC
Full Time
5 days ago

Are you a dynamic individual? Do you have knowledge of systems theory? Do you want to work for one of British Columbia's top employers? If you have answered yes to these questions we want you to continue reading!

Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services to over 1.8 million people in 20 diverse communities from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples. Our team of nearly 40,000 staff, medical staff and volunteers is dedicated to serving our patients, families and communities to deliver on our vision: Better health, best in health care.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Social Worker, Renal to join the Surrey Kidney Care Program at Surrey Memorial Hospital, located in Surrey, B.C.

Build on your education and experience as you:
    •Conducts comprehensive social work assessments of patients and families by interviewing the patient and/or family, obtaining relevant information, gathering social data regarding the patient and/or family and interpreting the data using a variety of modalities, in accordance with professional standards and clinical policies and practices. •Provides comprehensive therapeutic counseling services such as exploring the emotional psycho-social response to identify problems, personal concerns and treatment objectives; facilitates changes in coping style, behavior, attitude and feelings; participates with patient, families, community supports and interdisciplinary teams to coordinate service, manage cases and facilitate meetings. •Provides consultative and direct clinical services to patients, families and healthcare professionals on issues related to high risk social factors in the area of adaptation to chronic illness and self care. •Provides leadership to the interdisciplinary team in client care planning and discharge planning from hospital stay/caseload by interviewing the client to assess and determine care plan, type of service required and follow up; articulates analysis and decision to members of the interdisciplinary team; participates in team meetings focused on care planning/discharge planning and takes a leadership role in ensuring that these meetings take place in a timely manner; collaborates with clients and community service partners in the activity of care and discharge planning. •Maintains patient records by documenting assessments, charting patient information, preparing progress notes and reports in accordance with established standards, policies and procedures to meet regulatory requirements and documenting for future reference. •Provides clinical consultation and direct services to patients, families and staff regarding community resources and access to these resources; provides in-service education such as presentations and workshops to staff and other health care professionals. •Maintains a variety of records such as workload statistics by methods such as recording information into approved formats, collating data, analyzing trends, accounting for variances, preparing reports as required and recommending an action plan to the Clinical Practice Leader, Social Work and Manager as required. •Performs other related duties as assigned.

To join the organization we require you to have:
    •Master's degree in Social Work •Two (2) years' recent related clinical experience working with clients in an acute care and/or community health care environment •Current full registration with the BC College of Social Workers

If this sounds like the ideal role for you, here are more reasons why you should apply:
    •A career that offers you the opportunity to work in a fast growing and exciting organization with professionals who are excellent in their respective fields. •Fantastic opportunities for support and mentorship into supervisory and management roles are available as you advance within the organization. •An opportunity to make a difference every single day in the world of health care.

Take the next step and apply so we can continue the conversation!

Come work with dedicated health care providers who are enthusiastic and committed to provide quality healthcare to our clients/patients/residents. We invite you to find out why more than 95% of new employees recommend Fraser Health as an excellent place to work. Work hard and have fun while you do it.

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