The purpose of the Nephrology Social Worker is to provide psychosocial support to those living with kidney disease by empowering patients to employ effective coping skills, promoting positive adjustment to dialysis and to live the highest quality of life.
Satellite Healthcare is a successful, nonprofit organization that has improved the lives of people living with kidney disease since 1973. We earn our national reputation for excellent patient care each day by offering a complete range of dialysis therapy choices, personalized clinical services, and unparalleled wellness education.
Satellite Healthcare provides expert, personalized kidney care at over 80 centers across the U.S. as well as at acute dialysis locations in California and Texas. Learn more about Satellite Healthcare at www.satellitehealth.com.
The Medical Social Worker is responsible for psychosocial assessment for long term services to patients on dialysis treatment. Work with a health care team to promote patient's positive adjustment using brief counseling interventions and community referrals. Assist patients with financial/insurance problems; Medi-Cal and Medicare knowledge very helpful. Work is in an outpatient clinic working with an interdisciplinary team. Strong case management skills essential. Computer skills for documentation to meet timelines and regulatory expectations. Computer skills for documentation to meet timelines and regulatory expectations.
Education: Master’s degree in Social Work from a graduate school that is accredited by the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE).
Experience: One (1) year of work experience in a behavioral or healthcare related setting.
License/Certification: Licensure as a professional social worker as designated by state requirements (for positions outside of the state of California). Current CPR certification (or within 3 months of hire date).
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Ability to read, write, speak, understand and satisfactorily communicate with others in English
• Basic computer skills; proficient enough to be able to use computer software programs for medical record maintenance
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.