GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:
The DMD program provides interdisciplinary, coordinated and collaborative care for patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). DMD is the most common and fatal pediatric muscular dystrophy with progressive loss of motor, cardiac and pulmonary function with tremendous care burden for patients and families with DMD.
The DMD clinic team, looking for a Social Worker-
-To provide support services to assist patients and families for their family, school and medical care needs
-To work with families with transition needs for the young adult DMD patients in the areas of health insurance coverage changes to Medicaid/Medicare, advance directives and support services at colleges or skilled nursing facilities
Under the general direction of the Assistant Clinical Director or designee
ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
Talking and hearing for discussion purposes, near visual acuity, and may be exposed to bodily fluids.
Two 10 hour days