Licensed Social Worker-Dialysis
Queens-Long Island Renal Institute, located on the lobby level of the renowned Parker Jewish Institute for Healthcare and Rehabilitation in New Hyde Park, New York, is seeking a Full Time Social Worker, with a strong background in Renal Social Work, to join our team of and provide quality clinical care and support to our patients and their families.
This position will have a regular schedule of 10am-8pm, 4 days per week.
QLIRI provides state-of-the-art in-center hemodialysis treatment for kidney disease patients. Our experienced interdisciplinary team of nephrologists and renal nurses offer chronic dialysis services in a comfortable and modern setting. Located on the Queens-Nassau boarder, Queens-Long Island Renal Institute has a longstanding reputation for the finest quality of care, state-of-the-art technology and uncompromised dignity.
Key Tasks Include:
Conducts initial patient psychosocial assessment and comprehensive plan of care
Provides support, information and assistance in treatment planning
Develops and continues to monitor psychosocial goals for plan of care
Counsels new patients and families on pre-dialysis education, including treatment options
Acts as advocate on behalf of patient and family
Completes and documents initial and ongoing comprehensive assessment, evaluations and quarterly notes, along with documenting and monitoring ongoing psychosocial issues and patient goals
Facilitates and/or refers patients and families to support/education groups
Facilitates education on Advance Directives and treatment modalities
Coordinates and participates in patient/family care conferences with interdisciplinary team
Analyzes and provides information and facilitates referrals to community, private, state and federal agencies based on psychosocial needs
Provides crisis intervention expertise as necessary
Provides assistance to patient and family in adjusting to dialysis and altered lifestyle, and provide resource information
Arranges patient travel arrangements for both guest and permanent patients and ensure completion of arrangements
Coordinates patient transfers/ visit to other facilities
Provides assistance to patient regarding health insurance
Maintains patient confidentiality and administers patient care in a respectful manner
Licensed Social Worker in New York State; LMSW required
At least two (2) years of prior work experience as a Social Worker; prior dialysis social work experience a plus but not required
Strong interviewing and analytical skills for patient evaluation, problem solving, and recording
Capable of communicating clearly and effectively with all types of patients and their families
Professional, flexible and a team player
Fully Vaccinated against COVID-19
This position offers a competitive rate of pay supported by an excellent benefit package including health insurance, 401(k), paid time off, free parking and more.
Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately!
Queens-Long Island Renal Institute