Seeking Part Time Medical Social Worker to work 2 days per week (8 hour shifts).
About Satellite Healthcare
Satellite Healthcare is more than simply a dialysis company. Since our founding in 1974, we have become the industry’s leader in personalized quality care: 70% of our centers earn 4- and 5-star ratings from Medicaid and Medicare.gov, far ahead of all other providers. Our success in caring for patients can be attributed to our mission, our not-for-profit structure, and our people. Together, they create a powerfully patient-centered organization.
Our mission is clear: to make life better for people living with kidney disease. Because we are a non-profit, we can pursue that mission with all our resources, united by our passion for patient care. As part of our commitment to continuous improvement, Satellite Research explores new ways to elevate the effectiveness and delivery of dialysis therapy. And Satellite Wellbound is leading the industry in home dialysis because better outcomes and quality of life are our highest priority. We are also substantial contributors to community and philanthropic kidney initiatives.
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 to achieve.
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. The Medical Social Worker - Nephrology teaches 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.
About You 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 development.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Experience: Preferable experience from other health and human services field. Medical experience highly desirable. Education: Master’s Degree in Social Work from an accredited CSWE institution License/Certifications: MSW required. LCSW preferred. ASW (CA) recommended.
Satellite Healthcare – Improving the Lives of Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)In 1973, Norman S. Coplon, M.D. began Satellite Healthcare with the objective of improving the quality of life of his dialysis patients. Dr. Coplon established Satellite Healthcare as a not-for-profit, community benefit organization, which allows us to focus primarily on patients.Four decades later, Satellite Healthcare has shaped CKD healthcare in our industry, and continues to elevate the standards of patient care and innovation.Today, we provide a range of expert services to patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Satellite strives to individualize each patient's care to help him or her enjoy their life to the fullest.Satellite Dialysis — We operate 40 high-quality, state-of-the-art, patient-friendly dialysis centers that meet the long-term clinical needs of more than 4,000 CKD patients.Satellite WellBound — With more than 20 centers in place, we focus on personalized training and support for patients performing dialysis at home. In addition, WellBound provides a robust complement of pre-dialysis patient wellness education programs that can help prevent or slow the progression of early st...age CKD.At each of our centers, we put our patients first by providing:Compassionate care with a personalized touchWellness education to empower longer, healthier livesBest clinical practices resulting in outcomes that consistently exceed industry performance standards Opportunities for nephrologists to focus on their patients in comfortable, state-of-the-art environmentsIn addition to patient care, our clinical research division works on finding medical breakthroughs for CKD patients by conducting both internal and external research.For more information, contact Info@SatelliteHealth.com.