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.
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 Nephrology social worker 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 Nephrology social worker 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 Nephrology social worker 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 Nephrology Social Worker 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.
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. Licensure/LMSW required in states with licensure (TX, TN).
***This position hours will be split between two centers- Bascom and East San Jose
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.