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Social Worker - LCSW

Job ID
2017-39440
Employment Type
Full Time
Department
Social Work Services
Hours / Pay Period
80
Facility
Saint Marys Medical Center
Shift
Varied
Location
SAN FRANCISCO
State/Province
CA
Standard Hours
M-F 8-5

Overview

St. Mary’s Medical Center is a full-service acute care facility with more than 575 physicians and 1,100 employees who provide high-quality and affordable health care services to the Bay Area community. Home to advanced medical practices, such as the nation’s first digital cardiac catheterization laboratory, pioneering spine surgery and comprehensive rehabilitation, St. Mary’s Medical Center is one of San Francisco’s leading hospitals, offering patients a full range of outpatient and inpatient services delivered with the human touch. Strategies and business development are centered around Oncology Services, Cardiac Services and Orthopedics.

 

 

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

Qualifications
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.
 
Specialized Knowledge
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.
 
 
Work Experience
 At least two years of clinical and/or medical social work experience required.
 
 
Education
Master’s Degree from a School of Social work accredited by the Council of Social Work Education
 
Licensure
California - Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) required 

 

Special Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
  • 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

 

 

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