This position requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the mission of Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. It is expected the employee demonstrate behavior consistent with our core values: Integrity, Accountability, Best Practices, Compassion and Synergy. The employee shall support Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center’s strategic plan and participate in and advocate performance improvement/patient safety activities. This position requires seven days a week including holidays (major and minor) “on call” coverage on a rotating basis as determined by the Social Work Services Manager and the needs of the department.
The Licensed Clinical Social Worker provides social work services to patients and families in all hospital areas specific to assignment. The Licensed Clinical Social Worker assists patients in addressing psycho-social issues they face as it relates to their acute or chronic illness and/or disability. The Licensed Clinical Social Worker is responsible for providing interventions to remove psycho-social barriers preventing safe and timely transition through the continuum of care. They skillfully advocate in empowering patients to maintain a level of control over their treatment and ensure self-determination. The professional licensure allows this individual to provide clinical and casework supervision(under the Board of Behavioral Sciences) to staff in accordance with the needs of the department. In addition, the Licensed Clinical Social Worker focuses on ensuring quality care while actively engaging in cost effective measures such as Performance Improvement Projects, LEAN activities and other hospital wide initiatives.
Professional services include, but are not limited to biopsychosocial assessment, brief treatment, crisis intervention, case consultation, patient education, discharge planning, custodial placements, resource management and clinical supervision of Associate Social Workers.
Two to four years post graduate school experience required; medical social work experience preferred.
Ability to provide clinical and casework supervision to MSW colleagues preferred.
Ability to act as a Field Supervisor and/or Preceptor to MSW Student Interns preferred.
Competency is defined and measured via the Social Worker Job Specific Competency Assessment and Checklist. Each Social Worker is assessed at orientation and annually using these tools.
Master of Social Work (MSW) Degree from an accredited School of Social Work required.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) strongly preferred. If not licensed, must be working toward licensure for at least one full year.
Current American Heart Associate Basic Life Support Card required