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Social worker
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LAO FRIENDS HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN

N/A Louangphrabang Louangphrabang Luang Prabang

JOB DESCRIPTION

Position Description:        Social worker

Status:                                 Full time

Open for applicant:            16/05/2018 to 25/05/2018

Reports to:                          

Position summary:

The responsibility of the social worker is to identify patients and their families with difficult or complex social situations and advocate for them to assistance, including financial support, assistance with referrals and transport and other   support as required.  The Social worker will work closely with medical staff to create discharge plans and make referrals to other organizations, as well as coordinating and conducting follow-up visits with the outreach team.  In addition, the social worker will evaluate the support provided to ensure that it is effective.

Specific duties:

  1. Determine patients’ situations by interviewing them (including financial assessment) and assessing their medical, psychological, emotional, and social information.
  2. Assess patient’s specific needs, situation, strengths, and support networks to determine their goals and ways to assist with their fulfillment.
  3. Assist in patient counselling for the testing, diagnosis and ongoing management of conditions such as HIV and tuberculosis and other chronic illness, assisting the patient and their family to liaise with the relevant clinics and services.
  4. Develop management plans for patients and work with the LFHC multidisciplinary team and other external organizations and facilities to implement them.
  5. Support for referral: communication with other medical facilities, prepare necessary documents and transportation and provide post referral follow-up by phone or home visit.
  6. Provide financial assessment: identify financial support needs for patients from the hospital.
  7. Help clients adjust to changes and challenges in their lives: new diagnoses, treatment options, family structure, and financial burden.
  8. Advocate for and help patients receive appropriate resources that will help to improve their well-being; for example, assistance from government departments, schools, and other organizations.
  9. Follow up with patients to ensure that their situation has improved and they are receiving adequate support and care following discharge from hospital.
  10. Evaluate the care and services provided to ensure that they are effective.

Qualifications

Essential:                            

1) Qualification in social work or related field

2) Experience in working as a social worker, preferably in a health-related field

3) Be enthusiastic, motivated and driven

4) Be honest and trustworthy.

5) Be creative and flexible at work.

6) Excellent interpersonal skills

7) Be able to work both independently and as part of the multidisciplinary team

8) Excellent planning and reporting skills

9) Computer skill (Word and Excel)

10) Fluent in English

Highly desirable: 1) Experience in management of a small team

Please submit CV and Cover letter to hr@fwablaos.org

For more information Tel: +85671254247 , 02077773208

 

 

 

  • job summary
  • Post Date 16 May 2018
  • Prefered Language English
  • Job Level Middle
  • Job Industry MEDICAL / PHARMACEUTICAL
  • Job Function Others
  • Job Location Luang Prabang
LAO FRIENDS HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN

LAO FRIENDS HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN

N/A Louangphrabang Louangphrabang Luang Prabang

Contact
Email : hr@fwablaos.org
Telephone : 02077773208
ABOUT COMPANY

Lao Friends Hospital for Children (LFHC) is a 26-bed acute pediatric hospital situated in Luang Prabang Lao PDR. It is operated by a New York based non-profit organization Friends Without A Border that is dedicated to providing high-quality and compassionate healthcare to the children in remote areas of Southeast Asia. In 2015 the hospital was opened on the same campus as the Luang Prabang Provincial and it has been developing its services since then. LFHC is a teaching hospital offering emergency, inpatient, outpatient and surgical services to babies and children throughout Northern Lao. Limited on-site radiology, pathology and pharmacy together with a homecare program complement these clinical activities. A major goal of this hospital is to promote the clinical learning and professional development of the local staff such that key positions within the hospital are progressively filled by a well-trained and dedicated local workforce.

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