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Shriners Hospitals For Children - Medical Social Worker Resume Example

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XXXX XX XXXXXXXX XX, Portland, OR 97232
XXXX XX XXXXXXXX XX, 97232, Portland OR
My professional goal is to be able to use my strengths of compassion, intelligence, honesty, integrity, and social awareness in my daily work. I want my social work career to reflect my personal belief that we have a responsibility to positively contribute to the community we live in.
  • Critical Thinking
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Active Learning
  • Active Listening
  • Social Perceptiveness
Medical Social Worker Apr 2014Current Shriners Hospitals for Children Portland, OR
  • Assess for psychosocial needs of children and their families both in an outpatient clinic, inpatient setting and rehabilitation setting.
  • SW works as a healthcare advocate and navigator for children and families at Shriners.
  • SW helps to navigate complex medical needs of fragile children through collaboration with community medical providers, schools, DHS, local non-profit organizations and support agencies.
  • SW participates in many hospital workgroups and task forces to work on processes and procedures at a hospital and corporate level including a corporate suicide risk assessment tool to be used in all Shriners hospitals.
  • SW has implemented many programs at Shriners Hospital for Children that directly benefit patients and families including a free meal program, emergency gift cards and a transportation fund.
  • SW facilitates a monthly family support group for the children and families with neuromuscular disease.
  • This SW also facilitates a limb differences support group for patients and families at Shriners.
  • SW collaborates daily with doctors, nurses, physical and occupational therapist and other staff members on how to best meet the needs of patients.
  • SW works within an interdisciplinary framework on a daily basis.
  • Investigate child abuse or neglect cases and take authorized protective action when necessary.
  • Advocate for clients or patients to resolve crises.
  • Refer patient, client, or family to community resources to assist in recovery from mental or physical illness and to provide access to services such as financial assistance, legal aid, housing, job placement or education.
  • Plan discharge from hospital to home or other care facility.
  • Trained specialty nursing groups on caring for adolescents with trauma and sexual abuse history.
Medical Social Worker Apr 2009Apr 2014 Gentiva Hospice Beaverton, OR
  • Conduct psychosocial assessments on hospice patients both initially and throughout the patient's service on hospice.
  • Provide companionship, comfort, education on death and dying and bereavement services.
  • Attend weekly interdisciplinary care team meetings to address all the needs of our patients and their families.
  • Work collaboratively with the hospice medical director, RN, HHA, chaplain to ensure a holistic patient care experience.
  • SW provides counseling on end of life goals including acceptance, grief support, and life review.
  • Offer ongoing end of life education including completing the POLST and Advanced Directives.
  • Provide short term counseling focused on grief and loss.
  • SW provide wrap around support in order to find safe housing and caregiving options for people on hospice.
  • Work with children of dying patients and help to find appropriate resources for their ongoing emotional and mental health needs.
  • Connect patients to Medicaid services, as needed.
  • Collaborate and work with Adult Protective Services, as needed.
School Social Worker Aug 2003Mar 2008 Alexandria City Public Schools Alexandria, VA
  • SW provides counseling and support to students and their families at school and in their homes.
  • SW co-chairs the child study special education committee.
  • Conducting social history interviews and writing in depth reports to aid in special education considerations and appropriate community resource needs.
  • Manage court hearings for families with truancy issues.
  • Work closely with state agencies to support student's and families in need including the health department, the court system, department of human services, and the housing department.
  • Provide daily counseling and support to teachers to better address student behavior and academic challenges.
  • Led parent sessions that focused on addressing academic, social and emotional issues that were preventing students from performing at a satisfactory academic level.
  • Counsel children and families to help solve conflicts and problems in learning and adjustment.
  • Report any pertinent information to the proper authorities in cases of child endangerment, neglect, or abuse.
  • Serve as a resource to help families and schools deal with crises.

2018 Accredited Case Manager-SW

2017 Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Masters of Social Work Jun 2003 Portland State University Portland, OR
Bachelor of Science : Philosophy Jun 2001 Oregon State University Corvallis, OR
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Previous Companies:

  • Shriners Hospitals for Children
  • Gentiva Hospice
  • Alexandria City Public Schools

Previous Job Positions:

  • Medical Social Worker
  • School Social Worker


  • Portland State University
  • Oregon State University

Level of Education:

  • Masters of Social Work
  • Bachelor of Science

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