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Social Worker III License Eligible LCSW Full Time Nights

  • Job ID 1905004086
  • Date posted 05/15/2019
  • Facility Desert Regional Medical Center


The individual in this position performs psychosocial assessments and develops a plan to meet the needs of patients with complex social issue/problems, and arranges post-discharge services for patients as needed.

This individual’s responsibility will include, but not limited to the following activities: a) assist with adoptions, abuse and neglect cases, including making referrals to state and federal agencies b) participate in the weekly Complex Case Review meeting and the daily patient care conferences c) provide resources and make referrals to community agencies for ongoing counseling and or continued care d) maintain an updated list of providers for post-discharge care e) collaborative communication with post-discharge providers f) update Case Managers on variance to post-discharge plans g) monitor and provide reports to the DCM and hospital leadership as requested h) maintain knowledge of regulatory requirements and community resources i) and other duties as assigned. Under general direction of the Social Work Manager/LCSW, delivers age-appropriate social work care to patients and their caregivers, in accordance with hospital policies and procedures, and state and federal regulations. The Social Worker II serves as an integral member of the healthcare team providing assessments, coordination, treatment planning, information and referral to community resources, and other social work services to meet the complex needs of patients and families in the hospital and clinic settings.

MSW will seek out supervision as needed with a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Will use Patient Medical Record and HPF as primary information systems.


• Assessment, development and revision of plan for patients with complex social issues/ problems and issues specific to spiritual and cultural values with consideration of patient developmental stages (60% daily, essential).

• Assist with adoption/abuse/neglect cases and reporting of appropriate cases to state and federal agencies (5% daily, essential).

• Participate in Complex Case Review (weekly) and daily patient care conferences (5% daily, essential).

• Coordinate/ arrange post-discharge services (15% daily, essential).

• Ensure Case Managers and providers are kept up to date on variances to post-discharge plans for patients (10% daily, essential).

• Maintain knowledge of internal policies and State/Federal regulatory requirements related to post-discharge planning and social services (5% daily, essential)

• Attends hospital workshop led by Director of Case Management or designee that covers the Tenet Case Management Program, focuses on Discharge Planning arrangements and other related topics

• Provide psychodynamic interventions, crisis intervention, grief/bereavement counseling, problem solving, stress reduction & developing healthy coping strategies in individual/family/group settings

• Provide counseling for disease acceptance & understanding

• Responsible for developing & implementing individual Plan of Treatment which assist patients & families to cope and/or restore social, emotional, financial & environmental factors which affect and/or affected by illness.

• Completes psychosocial assessments

• Provide biopsychosocial assessments and appropriate interventions including crisis counseling, grief/bereavement counseling, stress reduction, substance abuse assessment and referral, abuse and neglect assessments.

• Responsible for developing and implementing plan of care to assist patients and their loved ones to enhance their coping skills and/or restore social, emotional, financial and environmental factors which affect illness.

• Coordinate information and referral to community and government resources to assist patients and their loved ones in developing short and long term plans as appropriate.

• Collaborates as a member of the interdisciplinary health care team, especially RN Case Managers, to develop optimal care and discharge planning for the patient.

• Acts as a content expert and consultant to other members of the health care team on abuse/neglect assessment and mandated reporting issues, including domestic violence, elder/dependent abuse, and child abuse.

• Coordinates external community/government resources to assist patient & family in developing short & long term care plans as appropriate

• Collaborates with other disciplines in assessing, planning & providing services for patients utilizing biopsychosocial information

• Assists patient & family w/ care planning & discharge plans





Master’s Degree in Social Work

• Excellent verbal, written and computer skills

• Excellent organizational and communication skills

• Knowledge of internal policies and State/Federal regulations related to discharge planning and social services


• 2 years of hospital or healthcare experience


• 5150 certification

Job: Psychiatric/Behavioral
Primary Location: Palm Springs, California
Facility: Desert Regional Medical Center
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Nights

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