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Nationwide Children's Hospital Clinical Medical Social Worker - Pediatric ICU in Columbus, Ohio

Clinical Medical Social Worker – Pediatric ICU (Part-time, Non-Exempt, Benefits Eligible)

The Clinical Medical Social Worker is responsible for providing developmentally appropriate, outcome-focused diagnostic and therapeutic service to patients and families in accordance with the scope of practice as defined in Chapter 4757 of the Ohio Revised Code, Section 4757.01 et seq. The primary focus of this role will be cases for child maltreatment. The Clinical Social Worker functions as a member of the interdisciplinary team and provides clinical social work services to patients and their families to improve or maintain social, emotional, functional and physical health: provides consultation, education, and training to staff regarding psychosocial issues that impact the delivery of optimal health care services; and participates in the development and delivery of education, research and continuous quality improvement. Demonstrates competencies defined (*) in Clinical Social Worker responsibilities in providing age-appropriate care to patients from the age of birth to 21 years, and some select adult patients.

Schedule: Thursday - Saturday 8:00am-4:30pm

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

What Will You Be Doing?

  • Facilitates the patient/family's ability to assume responsibility for managing their own health care when appropriate.

  • Provides relevant and timely psychosocial assessments of patients and families. Assesses the child's/family's needs for case management oversight/intervention. Collaborates with appropriate care coordinators to facilitate continuity of care and optimal health outcomes.

  • Provides crisis intervention as necessary to increase patient/family functioning and facilitate health management.

  • Provides individual, group and family brief counseling to facilitate the resolution of identified psychosocial problems to increase patient/family functioning and facilitate health management.

  • Promotes multidisciplinary collaboration between all members of the health care team to facilitate and coordinate quality patient care in a timely, cost-effective manner.6. Identifies and provides timely clinical social work consultation to interdisciplinary and interagency team regarding psychosocial issues related to children?s health.

  • Identifies, mobilizes and coordinates community and health care resources that support optimal functioning for patients and families.

  • Collaborates with interdisciplinary team to identify, assess, and report suspected child abuse as required by law, with particular attention to risk reduction and prevention.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Master’s Degree in social work required.

  • Current Social Work license in Ohio required

  • LISW preferred.


  • Two years’ experience in medical social work preferred.

  • Excellent customer service, communication and interpersonal skills required for interaction with all stakeholders.

  • Professionally appropriate analytical and organization skills required.

Minimum Physical Requirements:

Must be able to see, hear, speak, and perform manual tasks with or without accommodation and care for oneself, with little or no difficulty. Performance of principal duties and responsibilities may require ability to travel.

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.


Requisition ID: 2020-25676

External Company Name: Nationwide Children's Hospital

External Company URL: https://external-nationwidechildrens.icims.com/jobs/intro

Street: 700 Children's Dr