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Providence Social Worker MSW in Torrance, California

Description:

Providence is calling a Social Worker MSW (Per diem/Day Shift) to Providence Little Company Of Mary Torrance Hospital in Torrance, CA

We are seeking a Social Worker MSW who will provide interventions to remove psychosocial barriers preventing safe and timely transition through the continuum of care. The MSW collaborates with members of the healthcare team, patient/family and community liaisons to assure psychosocial and socioeconomic needs are addressed in order to enhance outcomes and patient satisfaction.

A.CORE Values and Service Excellence

1.Consistently demonstrates the Core Values of the organization.

2.Displays flexibility, open communication/listening skills, team spirit, compassion, respect, honesty, politeness, and accountability when dealing with all customers

3.Respects the ethnicity, culture and age of others and serves as a patient advocate

  1. Demonstrates an awareness of patient's rights and confidentiality.

B.Adheres to Policies and Procedures

1.Complies with LCMH administrative Policy manual, Procedure Manuals, Safety Manuel, Employee Handbook, and Human Resources Policy Manual.

2.Complies with patient care requirements of regulatory agencies including working knowledge of policies, reference to policies as needed and compliance.

In this position you will:

  • Provide age appropriate social service intervention proactively and upon request to individual patients, couples, families and groups to include:

  • Psychosocial assessments, short term psychotherapy, supportive therapy, coordination or care, discharge planning and community resource referrals

  • Review charts and completes intervention with emphasis on identification of issues related to psychosocial assessment, treatment plan, intervention/referral and follow-up

  • Actively participate/facilitate patient care rounds/case conferences

  • Proactively identify unmet patient needs in area of service and initiates programs/services/in-services as needed

  • Proactively identify areas of unmet need in relation to patient rights and follows through with appropriate intervention

  • Knowledgeable and helpful in assisting patients with advanced directives. Is current on ethical issues in patient care areas

  • Collaborate with other department staff relative to shared cases in a timely manner

  • Maintain knowledge of policies related to clinical and organizational ethics

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of reporting responsibilities and shares with healthcare team evidenced by providing employee in-services as the need is identified

  • Maintain knowledge of policies related to clinical and organizational ethics

  • Attend the majority of staff meetings and participates in departmental functions

  • Communicate when unable to attend

  • Accept on-call and/or weekend assignments as requested or required by the department

  • Concentrate on area of assignment but maintains the flexibility to perform routine duties in any area of the hospital

Qualifications:

Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Master's Degree in Social Work

  • Six (6) months of requires advanced communication skills to communicate effectively with patients, hospital staff, physicians and the community

  • Must be able to fluently speak, read, write and understand English

  • Flexibility and strong self motivation/organizational skills to prioritize work and make decisions with minimal supervision

  • Must be able to perform the physical requirements of the position as defined by the RU-91 form

  • Courteous and cooperative service-oriented demeanor

  • Computer experience/literacy as needed for the job

  • One (1) -Three (3) years recent experience in acute care inpatient setting with patient population in area of service

  • Effective interpersonal skills

  • Strong verbal communication and listening skills

  • Demonstrated problem solving skills

  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidential information

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Six (6) months of knowledgeable of community resources with care coordination and discharge planning experience

  • Bilingual in Spanish

About the hospital you will serve:

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance is a 436-bed non-profit hospital that has served the greater South Bay communities of Los Angeles since 1960. We have a reputation for clinical excellence and sophisticated technology while providing care with a personal, healing touch. In addition to the finest general medical, surgical and critical care services, we offer a number of specialty programs including Cardiovascular Services, Women’s and Children’s Health, Oncology, and Emergency Care. We are proud to be named one of the Top 50 U.S. Hospitals for Heart Care by Thomson Reuters, the only community hospital in California to receive this honor. We were one of five hospitals in the United States recognized by American Hospital Association-McKesson for leadership and innovation in quality improvement. We received The Choice Award by AAHCP for Outstanding Customer Service Delivery, and were one of 24 hospitals and health systems in the nation to receive the Premier Award for Quality by the Premier healthcare alliance. As a member of Providence Health & Services, a Catholic-sponsored healthcare ministry, we believe strongly in respecting the dignity of each person, and give special concern to the most vulnerable members of our community.

For information on our comprehensive range of benefits, visit:

http://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Day

Job Category: Social Work

Location: California-Torrance

Req ID: 268303

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