Medical Social Worker


East Bay, CA

What you'll be doing

The medical social worker provides crisis intervention, short term counseling, information and referrals for patients and their families, ranging in age from infants through geriatrics. Provides coordination of complex discharge planning needs and concrete service needs of patients. Leads educational and support groups. Provides consultation and training on psychosocial aspects of care as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team. Serves as an expert about and as a liaison to community resource programs. Participates as a member of the bioethics committee. As case manager, performs and coordinates all aspects of patient case management involving integrated discharge planning and utilization review to ensure effective, high quality and cost efficient results. Achieves a timely, effective coordinated case management effort by actively involving members of the healthcare team. Uses effective interpersonal skills in managing the complexity of interactions involved with this position.

What your background should be

Minimum two years of experience in a healthcare setting; one year acute care hospital experience. Current California licensure as a licensed clinical social worker preferred. Strong clinical psychosocial assessment skills, with the ability to conceptualize clinical situations and demonstrate application of theory, appropriate to specific age groups, in psychotherapeutic and case management activities. Knowledge of child, elder, domestic and dependent adult abuse reporting requirements and other significant regulations affecting medical social work practice. Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate verbally, and in writing. Must demonstrate strong interpersonal and organizational skills, to work effectively in a crisis laden environment under significant pressure.

Required Schooling / Training

Master's degree.

Who is the client company

This is a not-for-profit healthcare system.
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