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Social Worker (oakdale ) - Per Diem

Location: Oakdale,CA

Job Description

Position Summary:
This position provides concrete and supportive services to hospitalized patients and their families, including psychosocial assessment, individual and/or family counseling and crisis intervention.  Provides Discharge Planning Services to achieve hospital goals of Quality Care and cost containment.  Participates in Hospital Team Conferences.  Acts as a liaison to relevant community agencies.  Provides Case Management Services, both within the hospital and in the community, to a capitated patient population with responsibility for facilitating access to care, coordinating care in medically complex situations and appropriate utilization of financial resources.  May provide social work student supervision, in-service presentations in areas of social work expertise for hospital and community agencies, and may facilitate groups for staff, patients or families.  This position treats/cares for patients of all ages.

Job Requirements

Minimum Education:
            Master’s degree of Social Work required, LCSW preferred
Minimum Experience/Skills:
Minimum of one (1) year post-graduate experience in a Clinical setting (Health Care Facility).
Knowledgeable of Health Care System’s:

  • Levels of care (acute through Residential and Home care).
  • Interrelationship of Health Care Providers (Hospitals, Physicians, Sub-Acute Facilities, etc.).
  • Community health and Social Support Resources.
  • Regulatory Agencies and Policies.
  • Knowledgeable of an ability to apply Clinical Social Work skills within an Acute Care Facility.
  • Awareness of current concepts of health care and community resources.
            Licensed Clinical Social Worker (preferred)
            Current BLS Certification
Physical Demands:
Prolonged, extensive or considerable standing/walking