Humber River Hospital

Social Worker Nephrology Program

Posting Date 4 months ago(1/16/2023 11:39 AM)
Nephrology / Hemodialysis
Haemodialysis Unit
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Allied Health

Position Profile

Humber River Hospital. Lighting New Ways In Healthcare.


Since opening our doors in 2015 as North America’s first fully digital hospital and we remain unwavering in our belief that we can change the hospital where we work, the community where we live, and the world of healthcare beyond our borders. Serving a community of 850,000 residents in North West Toronto, Equity Inclusivity and active participation in the North West Toronto Ontario Health Team are key initiatives important to our Team.  At Humber River Hospital, we use a custom combination of technology and clinical expertise to rebuild elements of care. We make technology work for staff and physicians; giving them more time to spend with patients, to eliminate inefficiencies, and to reduce the chance of errors. Humber River Hospital is formally affiliated with both the University of Toronto and Queen’s University and committed to becoming a community academic hospital. Clinical Excellence, Optimizing Care through Technology and Community Connection frame our Research Strategy.   


At Humber River Hospital, we’re not hoping for a renaissance, we are making it happen. As part of our dynamic team, you can lead the way, as we continue our journey towards high reliability care!

Right now we’re looking for a Social Worker to work in our Nephrology Program

Are you a compassionate Social Worker who is focused on delivering high-quality, safe-care? If you answered yes, we invite you to read the details below and apply to this exciting career opportunity at Humber River Hospital.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Practices and has proficiency in all areas of renal disease management including in-patient nephrology, pre-dialysis clinic, home dialysis, and in-center hemodialysis.
  • Provides psychosocial assessment, crisis intervention, discharge planning and counseling to nephrology patients and their families.
  • Acts as a resource to physicians and interprofessional team members in assessing, planning and coordinating the psychosocial care of patients.
  • Collaborates with patients and family members to determine psychosocial needs, strengths, limitations and barriers to treatment, and comprehensive discharge needs.
  • Develops an understanding and creates partnerships with community resources to support effective discharge planning in collaboration with the interprofessional team members.
  • Establishes a plan of care with patient and family members to encourage their active participation in goals setting and develops a plan of care for service delivery.
  • Plans, organizes, co-ordinates community resources which have been identified to best support and address the patient’s and family’s needs, as deemed applicable.
  • Counsels patients and families to help them adjust and cope with living with CKD.
  • Acts as patient and family advocate ensuring their needs, options, and values are recognized within the social work scope of practice.
  • Effectively communicates with patients, families, and the interprofessional team to prevent and mitigate conflict.
  • Demonstrates the corporate values and works towards the hospital and program(s) strategic plan, goals and objectives, to improve patient centered care.
  • Actively participates in shared governance related activities including the Social Work Professional Practice Council.
  • Able to manage and prioritize patient caseload in a busy acute care setting
  • Participates in reflective practice as per College standards
  • Clinical supervision of social work students


  • MSW obtained from an accredited school of Social Work required.
  • Current membership with OASW and OCCSWSSW, or eligibility to become a member required
  • Recent experience in Nephrology and Dialysis preferred
  • Experience in the acute and/or sub-acute sector system, patient flow and discharge planning is an asset and preferred.
  • Computer skills required; ability to manage electronic recording, workload and meet submission timelines.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills to set clinical and non-clinical priorities in a fast paced environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written) facilitating effective communication in case reporting and assessments, with patients, families, peers, other healthcare team members and volunteers.
  • Demonstrates cultural competencies within a diverse community 
  • Excellent attendance and discipline free record required.

Schedule Requirements:  Monday to Friday, 8 hours


Reporting Relationship: Manager Home Programs, Kidney Care Clinic, Transitional Care Unit

Salary Range: $40.94 to $50.96

Location: Wilson Site 

Employee Group: OPSEU 590 

Why Humber? Why Now?

Humber River Hospital is on an exciting transformation journey of redefining patient care, as we leverage the most advanced technologies to enhance all aspects of delivering high-quality, safe care. We continue to build a people-centered workplace with excellent staff and physician engagement by hiring passionate, diverse and inclusive healthcare professionals. People who care and encompass our values of CompassionProfessionalism and Respect. People who are committed to making a positive difference.

We are a Huron Consulting hospital, focused on building our evidence-based leadership practice and hardwiring a culture that WOWs.

Humber River Hospital is a member of the Toronto Academic Health Science Network (TAHSN), which is a dynamic network of academic health organizations providing leading edge research, teaching and clinical care.

We have collaborated with TAHSN member institutions in addressing the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our membership in TAHSN supports our strategic pillar of advancing Humber River Hospital as a community academic hospital.

Humber River Hospital was the recipient of the 2021 Excellence in Patient Safety Award by the Canadian College of Health Leaders. This award recognizes teams that are committed to improving patient safety within a healthcare environment, through leadership, innovation, culture, and best practises.

Why? Because at Humber River Hospital, we know it is our people and our ability to innovate that allows us to consistently deliver a great patient experience and the best quality outcomes. After all, we are the hospital that believes exceptional care...healthier community.


 This description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by the employee within this position. However, the actual responsibilities, duties, qualifications and experience may vary. Employee may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. Information contained in this job posting/description is subject to change.

Humber River Hospital is committed to inclusion and diversity. We believe that diversity drives our culture of innovation. By bringing together a variety of different perspectives, it fuels our creative thinking, generates new ideas and creates solutions designed to address tomorrow's healthcare challenges today. We take pride in providing professional development and career advancement opportunities for our employees including minorities, women, veterans and individuals with physical and developmental disabilities. We also provide accommodation to applicants and all of our employees - from hire to retire.


Please be advised that in order to be eligible for employment at Humber River Hospital, all new hires must have received the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine or combination of COVID-19 vaccines approved by Health Canada (e.g., two doses of a two-dose vaccine series, or one dose of a single-dose vaccine series); AND have received the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to the hired employee’s first date of employment  Medical exemptions or any other kind of requested exemption based upon the Hospital’s obligations pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code will be considered on a case-by-case basis


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