Social Worker, LCSW (Kidney Transplant) – Social Services – Full Time 8 Hour Days (Exempt) (Non-Union) – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

The Social Worker (LCSW) is responsible for assessment, treatment planning and provision of social work services to patients, families, groups and the interdisciplinary team. The LCSW social worker also provide supervision for graduate master level students as assigned and supervision of MSW employees requiring supervision for all clinical activities. Provides psychosocial services in individual, family, and group formats. Per Diem LCSW will provide Weekend coverage for Keck and Norris Hospital’s. Holiday coverage may be required.

Essential Duties:

  • Psychosocial Assessment – to be completed in a timely manner, using theoretical knowledge of human behavior, psychosocial factors having an impact on treatment outcome and an understanding of potential ethical/risk issues.
  • Clinical intervention – to include supportive counseling with patients and families, linkage and referral to community agencies and services, facilitating family conferences, helping families to cope with difficult decisions, i.e. hospice, DNR, placement. Assist families with communicating their concerns to the patient’s physicians. Work collaboratively with Case Managers on discharge planning issues. Provide group facilitation and program development.
  • Triage/ Management of clinical caseload – demonstrate the ability to identify high risk situations, effectively manage caseload, and balance referrals, high risk admissions and ongoing patient care, requesting assistance from colleagues or manager as needed.
  • Legal and ethical standards – to be incorporated into all clinical assessments and interventions, i.e. suspected abuse or neglect, Tarasoff duty to warn, conservatorship, patient rights. Employee must adhere to all Tenet Policies, Procedure and Practices in the area of Social Services.
  • Documentation – to be completed per policy i.e. Interdisciplinary Plan of Care, Education Form, Advance Health Care Directive follow up form and Social Services Progress Notes
  • In service – given to other hospital staff regarding the psychosocial issues of patient care. i.e. Lunch and Learns
  • Social Service reports– to be provided in a timely manner, i.e. PAS numbers, Case assignment by SW, Absence Approval requests, etc.
  • Quality Improvement – participates in the development, monitoring and analysis of process and outcome indicators for the improvement of patient care
  • Maintains competencies for hospital, age specific and job specific standards of care
  • Other duties as assigned this can include Social Work Month activities, cancer specific support groups and educational programs for patients families, staff and volunteers
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree Social Work from an accredited graduate school of social work.
  • 2 years Experience in a medical setting.
  • 1 year Experience within a cancer setting.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English both verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrate excellent customer service behavior.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, planning and evaluation skills.
  • Demonstrates ability to effectively work with physicians, staff, and patients.
  • Able to function independently and as a member of a team.
  • Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Committed to excellence in patient care and customer service.

Preferred Qualifications:

Required Licenses/Certifications:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker – LCSW (CA DCA)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider from American Heart Association
  • Fire Life Safety Training (LA City) If no card upon hire, one must be obtained within 30 days of hire and maintained by renewal before expiration date. (Required within LA City only)

The annual base salary range for this position is $81,120.00 – $133,010.00. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

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