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Acute Care MSW Licensed Social Worker

Company: Nursing Careers
Location: Berkeley
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

This trusted SF Bay Area hospital is actively interviewing Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW) to join its Hospital Case Management and Utilization team. Join the community-focused health system, and support patients’ emotional, environmental, and financial needs.
At the heart of this thriving community in the San Francisco Bay Area, is a respected healthcare systems that offers a vast array of Acute and Sub-Acute Services. From Inpatient and Emergency services at its 350+ hospital, to a full range of outpatient, primary, and specialty care clinics, this community health system has earned a reputation for amazing patient outcomes and innovative care models. The Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) will play an integral role in supporting patient care and well-being across the continuum of care.
Reporting to the MSW Manager of Case Management, the Hospital LCSW will work with an outstanding Case / Utilization team made of Social Workers, Registered Nurses, and LVNs. Working with such a diverse team, the LCSW will get exposure to a large set of patient populations beyond the inpatient / acute care patients that will be your primary focus.
As the Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), you will be charged with defining and implementing how the hospital interacts with and supports its patients. This person will work with an expert and tenured team of Case Managers, Utilization Specialists, Patient Access Navigators, and Direct Patient Care Personnel to define the gaps in service and opportunities for improvements. Spanning multiple Acute Care, Behavioral, and Sub/Post-Acute facilities, the care team here is a busy one.
The Licensed Clinical Social Worker will play an important role for the department and for patient services in general. Primary duties include performing psychosocial assessments of patients and families to understand level of function, environment, and adequacy of support. This function will reoccur as the case and patient progress, so the Hospital LCSW will help adjust treatment and assessment over time. A large part of this assessment is offering therapy services when necessary and appropriate, and coordinating continuing care with other members of the overall healthcare community.
The San Francisco Bay Area is well known to have something for everyone. The artistic type, the gourmand, the outdoors person, and the home-body will all find something comforting. Contemporary street art, murals, galleries, and public installations adorn the streets just about everywhere you look. Hundreds of acres of coastline, nature trails, and parkland surround one of California’s most beautiful cities. With Silicon Valley and San Jose a short distance to the south, Stanford, UC Berkeley, and some of California’s best primary schools, the Bay Area is a great place for the LCSW to build a community and continue learning. Connected by Bay Area Rapid Transit and one of the nation’s best networks of buses and light-rails, you’ll find that it’s easy to get where ever you’re going.
The LCSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker will play a direct role in realizing the community’s growth and development plans. You’ll get the opportunity to work with a wide array internal and external partners, driving the health system’s mission with every decision. For the dedication and hard work that this role will require, the LCSW will receive a generous benefits package, a competitive compensation, and the job security that comes with a growing and healthy organization.

Keywords: Nursing Careers, Berkeley , Acute Care MSW Licensed Social Worker, Healthcare , Berkeley, California

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