Social Worker – Pediatric Lupus Social Worker, Pediatric Rheumatology, University of Chicago Medicine in Hyde Park, Chicago, IL
We’re seeking a pediatric social worker to participate as an integral member of a new clinical service, the Pediatric Lupus Clinic. This clinic will provide coordinated pediatric rheumatology and pediatric nephrology care, as well as support from an expert nurse educator and will include a support group. The patients will primarily be adolescents, generally ages 12-20. Pediatric lupus is a complex and often-severe chronic disease. Many patients confront a variety of barriers to care, including socioeconomic challenges and psychosocial difficulties. The Pediatric Lupus social worker will provide psychosocial assessment during the course of the scheduled Pediatric Lupus Clinics. The social worker will assist patients in navigating the healthcare system, solving insurance and other logistical barriers that can impede care. He or she will also provide referrals to counseling and other psychosocial supports as appropriate and may liaise with school officials to ensure patients receive appropriate educational accommodations. The social worker will assist with coordinating the pediatric lupus support group and will provide support and education to patients and parents. In addition to being present during the scheduled pediatric lupus clinics, the pediatric lupus social worker will provide follow up support and coordination for this patient population via telephone (and faxes, letters, etc. as indicated) at other scheduled times.
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In this role, you are a member of a multidisciplinary team who provides consultation, assessment, and interventions for patients and families in need of emotional, social or psychological support.
Pediatric Lupus Social Worker Education and Experience Requirements:
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