Social Worker

Job ID
Employment Type
Full Time
Social Work Services
Hours / Pay Period
California Hospital Medical Center
Standard Hours
M-F 4PM-12:30 AM alternating weekends
Work Schedule
8 Hour


Founded in 1887, Dignity Health - California Hospital Medical Center is a 318-bed, acute care, nonprofit hospital located in downtown Los Angeles. The hospital offers a full complement of services including a Level II trauma center, the Los Angeles Center for Women’s Health, obstetrics and pediatric services, and comprehensive cardiac and surgical services. The hospital shares a legacy of humankindness with Dignity Health, one of the nation’s five largest health care systems. Visit for more information.


Position Summary:

The 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. 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 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 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. 



  • At least two years of clinical and/or medical social work experience required. 
  • Master's Degree from a School of Social work accredited by the Council of Social Work Education. 
  • 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. 
  • 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 
This position is represented by SEIU.



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