Social Worker I, Msw, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (nicu) - BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre

October 27 2022
Industries Healthcare, social assistance
Categories Govt., NPO, Social & Community work, Health, Medical,
Remote
Vancouver, BC • Part time

Social Worker I, MSW, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre

Vancouver, BC



As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

The successful candidate will work in close collaboration with the multi-disciplinary team (physicians, midwives, nursing, psychologists, social workers, family engagement advisors) in the Neonatal and Maternal Newborn Programs. They will be responsible for the provision of social work services to all parents/families of newborns hospitalized in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Mother Baby Care (MBC), as well as patients/families in the Maternal Newborn Program.

What you'll do

As the Social Worker, you will:

  • In accordance with professional practice standards and clinical policies, conduct comprehensive psycho-social and family assessments by interviewing the patient and family, obtaining relevant information, gathering social data regarding the patient and family, and formulating assessments and intervention plans.
  • Support patients and their families by understanding the nature and treatment of the presenting issues by providing education, short-term counseling, and crisis intervention to families and other relevant caregivers.
  • Provide comprehensive clinical counseling to women, children and their families by focusing on their social, emotional and cultural needs, including adjustment to diagnosis and treatment decisions, loss of functioning, and dealing with emotional and family crises in the context of evidence-based care.
  • Support women and their families by organizing and facilitating psycho-educational, counseling and bereavement groups for partners and their families.
  • Facilitate complex discharge planning with the team, patient, family and community agencies by coordinating regular meetings to ensure psycho-social follow-up.
  • Establish and maintain effective collaborative and constructive liaison relationships with a variety of individuals and groups, including patients and families, community providers, MCFD social workers, schools, hospitals and other agencies, in order to coordinate services across the continuum of health care.

What you bring

  • A Master’s Degree in Social Work from an accredited School of Social Work.
  • Minimum of one (1) year of recent, related experience with patients and families with a health condition relevant to the service/program area within BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre including clinical skills in crisis intervention, assessment, short-term counseling, individual, group and family counseling
  • Experience in mental health, child protection, women’s issues, intimate partner violence, harm reduction model and grief and loss in a health care or hospital setting; or an equivalent combination of education, training or experience.
  • Current full registration with the British Columbia College of Social Workers.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Social Work theory and practice

You can:

  • Conduct and document a comprehensive psychosocial assessment.
  • Provide individual, family and group counseling.
  • Work with mental health issues, including DSM, and conduct mental health assessments of depression, suicide, and anxiety.
  • Work with grief and loss.
  • Work collaboratively and effectively in an inter-professional environment.

What we bring

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.

  • Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth and development.
  • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
  • Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
  • Perks include access to fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.

Job Type: Regular, Part-Time (0.45 FTE)

Wage: $35.65 to $44.56 per hour

Location: 4500 Oak Street, Vancouver BC, V6H 3N1

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Hours of work: Friday and Saturday; 0800 - 1630

Requisition number: 135119E

What we do

BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre (BCW) is the only facility in British Columbia devoted primarily to the health of women, newborns and families. It provides a broad range of specialized women’s health services that address the health needs of women of all ages and backgrounds. BC Women’s is one of the largest maternity facilities in Canada, with over 7,000 births a year, and is both the major primary and secondary maternity services provider in the Lower Mainland and the cornerstone of the provincial tertiary care system. As an academic health centre BCW’s mandate includes providing strong leadership in research and the education and professional development of health care professionals in areas related to the health of the populations we serve.

BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre (BCW) is a program of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) which plans, manages and evaluates specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: • Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose.

The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people –

Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.

Learn more about PHSA and our programs: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services

PHSA and BCW are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

ATTN: PHSA Employees:

To be considered as a PHSA employee (internal applicant) for this position, you must apply online via your internal profile at http://internaljobs.phsa.ca

Please note the internal job posting will no longer be accessible after the expiry date of November 06, 2022. If the internal job posting has expired, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk and advise that you would like to be considered as a late internal applicant for this position. Please do not apply for the external job posting.

If you have not registered your internal profile, a password is required to log in for the first time. To obtain your password, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk at 604-875-7264 or 1-855-875-7264. Please note regular business hours are Monday – Friday (excluding stats), 8:30am to 4:30pm. For inquiries outside of regular business hours, please email the Internal Jobs Help Desk at internaljobshelpu@phsa.ca and a Help Desk Representative will contact you the next business day.

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