Clinical Social Worker-LCSW

Job ID
2020-116553
Employment Type
Part Time
Department
Crisis Stabilization Unit
Hours / Pay Period
48
Facility
Mercy San Juan Medical Center
Shift
Day
Standard Hours
Varied; Every other weekend
Work Schedule
8 Hour
Location
CA-CARMICHAEL

Overview

Mercy San Juan Medical Center, a Dignity Health member, is a nationally recognized not-for-profit hospital located in Carmichael, California, serving the areas of north Sacramento County and south Placer County. The 370-bed facility is one of the region’s largest and most comprehensive medical centers, caring for more than 150,000 people each year and contains the only Comprehensive Stroke Center in the greater Sacramento region.

Responsibilities

The Licensed Clinical Social Worker is responsible for performing social work assessments and interventions as needed for inpatients, outpatients and emergency department patients. They are dedicated to patient and family centered care that values personal self-determination, skilled at managing multiple priorities at once, and engaging in creative, compassionate and ethical problem-solving. As a member of a multidisciplinary health team, they perform comprehensive assessments and develop treatment plans that integrate the medical, social and resource issues that impact individual patients, families and at risk populations. Licensed Clinical Social Workers are responsible for working collaboratively with all healthcare team members to develop and implement treatment plans that support patient-centered plan of care for both individual patients and the medical community. The functions of the Licensed Clinical Social Worker includes crisis intervention, patient /family intervention, high risk screening, brief counseling, referring for financial or other identified resource needs, arrange and facilitate family/patient representative meetings with the health care team as needed, assist in post acute placement on complex discharges and engagement of appropriate agencies or community resources when high risk patients are identified. The Licensed Clinical Social Worker establishes and maintains professional relationships with physicians, case managers, nursing staff, county agencies, community resources, patients and families. The position will be required to serve on hospital committees and take part in developing and presenting in-services to Hospital staff.

Qualifications

Experience:

  • 2 years of clinical and/or medical social work experience required.
  • The incumbent must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform essential functions.
  • Essential functions include but are not limited to those functions that are performed frequently, require a significant amount of time or if not performed, result in an adverse impact.

Education:

  • Master's Degree from a School of Social Work accredited by the Council of Social Work Education.

License/ Certifications:

  • LCSW

Special Skills/ Training:

  • Excellent customer service and presentation skills are a must.
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills are essential.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks or projects effectively.
  • Ability to work independently as needed with a high degree of detail orientation.
  • Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities.
  • Knowledge of contemporary behavioral and systems theories relevant to health care; end-of-life dynamics and interventions; grief and bereavement counseling; substance abuse identification and interventions; support for victims of abuse, neglect or violence; community or financial resources for underserved or vulnerable populations.
  • SSDI, SDI, and other governmental/county requirements/programs.
  • Thorough comprehension of OBRA and Title 22 is required in California.

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