Dignity Health

Clinical Social Worker MSW

Job ID
Employment Type
Part Time w/o Benefits
Perinatal Diabetic Clinic
Hours / Pay Period
Mercy San Juan Medical Center
Standard Hours


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.


Position Summary:

The clinical social worker is responsible for the general psychosocial assessment and intervention with clients, significant others, and the health care team. The incumbent demonstrates competency in care for pediatric and adult clients medical experience or other clinical experience that provides the special skills listed.
The incumbent shall demonstrate behaviors consistent with the core (Mercy) values in support with Mercy San Juan Medical Center and the Mission and Philosophy of Dignity Health.




Required Qualifications:
2 years experience in outpatient diabetes management, the care of obstetrical patients and a Masters degree in Social Work from a university or college accredited by the Council of Social Work Education. 
Training and experience required for this position includes the following knowledge, skills and abilities. Knowledge of: effective methods of dealing with the psychosocial needs of clients who have gestational or overt diabetes; facilitating care/support and therapeutic groups; behavioral modification techniques such as self-contracting and/or setting behavioral change goals; the principles and practices of modern medical social work; individual and group consultation methods; community health, welfare and social agencies; crisis intervention techniques; psychopathology and mental status assessment consistent with DSM IV-R classifications. 
Ability to: work effectively with a multicultural and diverse socio-economical population of all ages who have psychosocial needs in adapting to and living with gestational diabetes and overt diabetes; function independently and exercise discretion in the counseling of individual clients and family members; work with minimal supervision; assess and report child and partner abuse or neglect and dependent adult or elder abuse; work effectively with all members of the health care team; provide psychosocial and mental assessments to assist physician and other members of the health care team with treatment planning; recognize and constructively recommend solutions when problems are identified in current practices; develop new resources for the fulfillment of the clients emotional and psychosocial needs; cope with the mental strain involved in providing support for clients with gestational diabetes or overt diabetes; maintain the confidentiality of client information; function as an effective member of an interdisciplinary health care team. Candidates must be a Certified Diabetes Educator and have a current California CSW license.


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