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Providence Health & Services License Clinical Social Worker in Santa Monica, California


Providence is calling a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for Full-Time Day Shift at Providence Saint John's Health Center, in Santa Monica, CA

We are seeking a Clinical Social Worker who will be under the general supervision of the Director, Case Management, the Licensed Clinical Social Worker provides assessment, counseling and information and referral to patients, outpatients and their families. The Clinical Social Worker works cooperatively with medical and paramedical staff.

In coordination with the Director of the John Wayne Cancer Center Clinics, the LCSW is available to the Radiation Oncology Department, Margie Person Breast Center Clinic and John Wayne Cancer Center Clinics to provide psychosocial services to cancer patients and their families.

The social worker may follow patients to the in-patient unit as determined appropriate clinically and in close coordination with the in-patient medical social work team. The LCSW leads the out-patient team's development in the management plan for cancer patients who live at a distance, have literacy barriers and limited resources.

In this position you will:

  • Perform assessments, including psychosocial, and data collection

  • Formulate goal directed plan of care based on patient outcomes

  • Collaborate with other services

  • Identify gaps in patient’s care plan which may include transportation, lodging, finances, and ongoing mental health support

  • Advocate for out-patient services as desired by patient and in accordance with medical team recommendations

  • Implement care based on department and hospital standar

  • Participate in education opportunities to further knowledge base

  • Document patient care records as appropriate

  • Identify patient and family learning needs and demonstrates measures to meet these needs

  • Apply skills and demonstrates competency in selected skills including, but not limited to:

  • Perform crisis intervention

  • Counsel individual patients and their families

  • Provide patient and family education

  • Consult with medical, nursing and ancillary staff regarding psychotherapeutic issues of patients

  • Discuss end-of-life planning, educates on advance directives and palliative care as an additional support.

  • Facilitate appropriate linkages between patient needs and community resources, including issues related to transportation for treatments

  • Comply with hospital, department and unit standards including, but not limited to, safety, CPR, infection control, quality management, environmental, confidentiality, and patient care

  • Conduct groups as developed in coordination with Lead Clinical Social Worker and Director of Care Coordina

  • Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for own professional practice in regard to:

  • Attendance, punctuality and patient confidentiality

  • Positive public relation image and working relationships

  • Obtain necessary knowledge and skill needed to maintain competence and certifications

  • Complete all mandatory requirements, including annual safety programs, CPR, infection control and annual physical

  • Participate in the development and attainment of team, department and hospital goals including:

  • Attend and participate in division meetings

  • Volunteer or accept assignments for projects

  • Mission, vision and team ground rules

  • Maintain Standard 3.2 Psychosocial Services and Distress Screening protocols

  • Contribute to Navigation and Survivorship Program

  • Report to Cancer Committee bi-monthly


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW) from an accredited school

  • Licensed Clinical Social Work (LCSW) by California Board of Behavioral Science

  • Ability to perform rapid, accurate psychosocial assessments

  • Knowledge of mandatory reporting requirements

  • Knowledge of crisis intervention techniques

  • Knowledge of issues common to oncology patients and their families

  • Ability to deal effectively with many people across a broad range of cultural backgrounds and ages

  • Ability to work independently with little or no supervision

  • Proficient in P.C. software applications including, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, etc

  • Ability to prioritize, organize and coordinate work.

  • Ability to work effectively with many people at various levels of the organization

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and appropriately prioritize

  • Ability to clearly communicate with internal and external customers, including, but not limited to, patients, co-workers, management, physicians, and visitor

  • Ability to maintain patient confidentiality and privacy in accordance to hospital policy

  • Willingness to obtain certifications and provide supervision for MSW staff and MSW students

  • Ability to use specialized interventions and treatment modalities including group and individual supportive counseling

  • Knowledge in developing and implementing methods for measuring effectiveness of social work practice and in using outcome evaluations to improve treatment services

  • Ability to design system changes based upon empirical findings

Preferred qualifications for this position includes:

  • 3 years Post M.S.W. work

  • Medical clinics and acute medical setting (including field work pre-M.S.W.)

  • Topics and treatments related to oncology

  • Certification as Oncology social worker (LCOSW)

  • If LCOSW is not complete, the expectation in certification within the first year of employment

  • Approved Social Worker (ASW)

About the hospital you will serve:

Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California, is part of Providence Health & Services, an integrated, not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, medical clinics, home health services, affiliated services and educational facilities in the western United States. Founded in 1942, Providence Saint John’s Health Center enjoys a reputation for clinical excellence across many disciplines. The 266-bed health center has a medical staff of more than 900 physicians, 1,800 employees and a host of volunteers who share a commitment to providing quality care for all.

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Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Behavioral Health

Location: California-Santa Monica

Req ID: 271245