This position requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the mission of Saddleback Medical Center. It is expected that the employee demonstrate behavior consistent with our core values: Integrity, Accountability, Best Practices, Compassion and Synergy. The employee shall support Saddleback Medical Center’s strategic plan and participate in and advocate performance improvement/patient safety activities.
The LCSW is responsible for providing clinical social work services to patients, families and groups in all hospital areas specific to assignment. Professional services include, but are not limited to bio-psychosocial assessment, brief treatment, crisis intervention, case consultation, patient education, discharge planning, and resource management. The clinical social worker is an integral part of the interdisciplinary team, providing mental health expertise, in addition to community outreach, networking and liaison with community programs.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities of the Job
Continuously complies with department quality control/assurance processes.
Documents Psychosocial Assessment in accordance to expectations required of the LCSW and; effectively prioritizes clinical interventions according to acuity level of psychosocial needs.
Proactive in avoiding delays in the implementation of the treatment plan to support anticipated discharge date.
Collaborates with the healthcare team to provide education, resources and referrals to patient/families and caretakers.
Maintains knowledge and ethical practices concerning patient rights, confidentiality, self-determination.
Facilitates conferences to enhance communication between providers and the patients and family.
Assures that psychosocial and socioeconomic needs are addressed in the treatment and/or discharge plan.
Understands and applies appropriate, culturally competent interventions related to death and dying and to decision making issues at the end-of-life.
Strong communication skills between hospital case management/discharge planning and the LCSW
Understanding of how to tap into community resources (e.g., financial, food, transportation)
Position will be embedded in 55+ communities
Comfortable providing care in multiple settings: in home, office, virtual
Ability to conduct biopsychosocial assessments, supportive counseling, and interventions with patients and families
Ability to be at work and on time
Ability to follow company policies, procedures and directives.
Ability to interact in a positive and constructive manner.
Ability to prioritize and multitask.
Essential Job Outcomes
Participates in performance and quality improvement projects.
Demonstrates the ability to provide timely and appropriate assessment, documentation and interventions for patients.
Performs therapeutic intervention in compliance with SMMC Policies & Procedures /NASW ethics code.
Facilitates timely discharge planning and provides appropriate community resources in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team.
Applies basic ethical principles and cultural issues related to end of life; death and dying.
“Other duties as assigned”
**This position will be primarily working out of Laguna Hills with some travel to South Orange County senior communities