Seeking a Medical Social Worker for a part time, 16 hour per
week position (8 hr shifts). Bilingual Spanish preferred.
ABOUT SATELLITE HEALTHCARE
Satellite Healthcare, Inc. has been among the nation's leading
not-for-profit providers of kidney dialysis and related services
since 1974. Through its affiliated services, Satellite WellBound,
Satellite Dialysis, and Satellite Research, Satellite Healthcare
provides unparalleled early patient wellness education,
personalized clinical services, and a complete range of dialysis
therapy choices. In addition, Satellite Healthcare has a
well-recognized, enduring commitment to philanthropy and community
service, from funding millions of dollars in research grants to
sponsoring kidney programs nationwide. Satellite Healthcare is
committed to advancing the standard of chronic kidney disease care
so patients can enjoy a better life.
At Satellite Healthcare (SHC), we work with Purpose at the heart
of everything we do. It starts with our Mission to make life better
for those with kidney disease and our Vision to be unsurpassed in
our individualized experience, our quality, and our compassion. Our
core Values round out our Purpose by defining how we choose to show
up each day. As a member of the team, you will be invited to
discover your own personal purpose at work and ways to activate
that purpose to create a more fulfilling work-life for yourself. It
is our hope and belief that, as you and your colleagues learn to
courageously live and work by your purpose, you will find that it
not only lifts your work and career, but the organization and the
community of patients as well.
ABOUT THE ROLE
A focus on person-centered care is integral to the
accomplishment of Satellite Healthcare's vision for comprehensive
CKD care. The purpose of the role of Medical Social Worker -
Nephrology is to utilize social work expertise and clinical
knowledge to educate patients on best choices for treatment, health
and wellness when living with kidney disease to enhance quality of
life. The Medical Social Worker - Nephrology brings value to the
interdisciplinary team by providing care coordination, assessment
and management of psychosocial issues and overall patient advocacy.
Based in social work principles, the Medical Social Worker -
Nephrology empowers patients to take control of their health and
treatment choices, providing psychoeducation to increase patient
confidence. This personalized care is the goal of social work and
key to the excellent experience that Satellite Healthcare strives
The Medical Social Worker - Nephrology aligns with Satellite's
mission to make life better for those living with kidney disease.
We provide psychosocial support for our patients. We teach
effective coping skills, promote positive adjustment to dialysis
and empower patients to live the highest quality of life possible.
We bring solution-focused, individualized care to our patients to
fit their lifestyle. We are patient advocates.
You will play a vital role to ensure that we deliver on our
Mission to make life better for those with kidney disease and our
Vision to be unsurpassed in our individualized experience, our
quality, and our compassion. You approach your work with an
indisputable sense of greater Purpose. You are patient-focused and
thrive in environments that provide you fulfillment when enhancing
the lives of those you care and serve. You are a collaborative in
developing plans of care for patients and employ critical thinking
and flexibility to solve problems. Lastly, you are high energy,
love a challenge, are goal oriented, and gain deep satisfaction
from building lifetime relationships.
WHAT YOU WILL GAIN
Relationships: You will work directly with a multi-disciplinary
team who are just as passionate as you with making a difference in
others' lives. Experienced Nephrology social worker leaders will
mentor you in your practice. You will also work alongside servant
leaders who look to support you in providing care that is
unsurpassed by others in our industry. In the chronic care setting
of dialysis, you will develop rapport and relationships with
patients, allowing you to monitor and support their progress over
weeks, months, and years.
Impact: You will provide care that will enable our patients to
live a better life that meets their needs holistically. You will be
a key member of the interdisciplinary team, partnering with
physicians, nurses, dietitians, and other disciplines to provide
holistic, highest-quality care to our patients.
Growth: You will receive many challenges that will enhance your
professional skills and capabilities. You will receive expert
mentorship from experienced Nephrology social workers to guide your
professional growth and development. You will work in an
environment where fulfilling one's aspirations is not necessarily a
linear path, but more like a jungle gym with multiple options for
Experience: Preferable experience from other health and human
services field. Medical experience highly desirable.
Education: Master's Degree in Social Work from an accredited
License/Certifications: MSW required. LCSW preferred. ASW (CA)
recommended. Licensure/LMSW required in states with licensure (TX,
Bilingual Spanish Preferred