Medical Social Worker III - Part-Time, LCSW
Posted on: May 26, 2023
The Medical Social Worker III provides assessment, coordination,
and implementation /evaluation of professional social services to
patients and their families in order to aid them in coping with
social, emotional, and economic difficulties related to medical
problems or which predispose to illness. -This classification is
distinguished from the Medical Social Worker I by its
responsibility to treating the more difficult and complex cases
such as but not limited to crisis intervention and behavior
- Upholds Kaiser Permanentes Policies and Procedures, Principles
of Responsibilities, and applicable state, federal and local
laws.Quality of Clinical Services:
- The Medical Social Worker III provides quality counseling
services by assessing patient/family system needs then developing
and implementing treatment plans in accordance with departmental
and medical center policies, and in compliance with the I standards
of the social work profession. Quality of clinical services is
indicated by QM findings, case presentations, documentation review,
staff and patient feedback and supervisory discussions.
- Performs a bio-psychosocial assessment interview with patient,
family, and/or significant other according to department policy and
- Provides appropriate crises intervention/treatment to adults,
children and families in emergent situations including assessment,
counseling, information/referral and providing consultation to
physicians and healthcare team.
- Provides a professional interpretation of patients condition
(i.e., situation, affect, behavior and verbal content) and
recommends appropriate psycho-social intervention(s) and/or
- Develops culturally sensitive assessment that reflects
departmental standards and includes: reasons for referral; source
of referral; Informant name; physical/medical issues; interpersonal
and social relations; emotional/psychiatric/adjustment issues
including assessment of depression; role performance/social
transition; community planning/resources (as indicated);
legal/protective issues (as indicated)
- Provides appropriate counseling services to patients and/or
family based on clinical assessment and consistent with patients
on-going medical condition/needs.
- Performs relevant patient and family advocacy services within
KP and the community.
- Provides patient education on subjects related to psycho-social
adjustment to medical illness, individually, in classes or
- The Medical Social Worker III takes responsibility for
implementation of social work knowledge and values, standards of
practice and enhancement of professional skills as demonstrated by
chart reviews, case presentations, staff and patient feedback,
supervisory discussions and attendance at conferences/classes.
- Assessment demonstrates ability to interpret the social,
emotional and behavioral problems/elements as they relate to the
patients medical condition and treatment.
- Knowledge of availability of KP and community resources
consistent with treatment goals.
- Utilizes professional knowledge in facilitating staff and other
- Demonstrates knowledge of and observes department policies and
- Utilizes formal and informal education opportunities to
increase professional knowledge base as demonstrated by attendance
at appropriate and approved
- Demonstrates the integration of clinical social work theory
into practice by appropriately utilizing clinical knowledge of
bio-psychosocial development stages, personality development, human
behavior, etc., to formulate assessment, direct treatment, and
provide consultation and education to other team members. This
includes integration of developmental theory and clinical practice
in assessments and intervention specific to the age group
- A. -NEONATES Substance Abuse Parent/Infant Bonding Family
Relationships Safety Developmental Milestones Parental
- B. PEDIATRICS Child Abuse/Neglect Reporting Substance Abuse
Safety Legal Parent/Guardian/Child Relationships Developmental
Milestones Family Relationships Peer Group School/Academic
- C. ADOLESCENT Abuse/Neglect Reporting Substance Abuse
Developmental Milestones Family Relationships Peer Group
Relationships Sexuality Education
- D. ADULT Abuse/Neglect Reporting Substance Abuse Adequacy of
Self-Care Developmental Milestones Sexuality Family
- E. GERIATRIC Elder Abuse/Neglect Reporting Substance Abuse
Adequacy Of Self Care Support System Developmental Milestones
Mental Status/Competency Mortality Interdisciplinary Functions as
an effective team member, consultant, and liaison to medical,
nursing and ancillary staff, and to community agencies, as measured
by staff feedback (positive and negative), observation by
supervisor, QM evaluations, and written communications.
- Demonstrates interdisciplinary approach, competent follow-up
and communication of accurate information to team members.
- Assumes responsibility for patient, staff and system problems
indicated by requests for involvement.
- Demonstrates awareness of the Departments mission, scope and
vision in the context of the Medical Centers structure.
- As measured by established standards, maintains good rapport
- A. Peers and colleagues
- B. Community
- C. Physicians
- D. Other health care team members
- Educates physicians and staff regarding the role of the social
worker and the importance of addressing bio-psychosocial issues for
quality patient care and service.
- Regularly participates as a team member in patient care
conferences and planning meetings, and forms teams when indicated.
- Demonstrates professional behavior and interventions are
consistent with departmental policies and procedures, TJC, Title
22, NCQA, legal mandates, the NASW Code of Ethics and Standards for
Social Work in Health Care Settings, and other Medical Center
- Utilizes supervision and consultation appropriately, as
indicated by: regular attendance at supervisory/consultation
sessions, identifying and discussing problem cases/situations with
supervisor, seeking consultation with peers and being open to
- Contributes and shares community resources with
- Represents the department in appropriate medical center and/or
- Identifies improvement opportunities for the department or work
area and communicates ideas to the supervisor.
- Participates in Quality Management activities based on member
needs, organizational goals, and professional standards.
- Identifies and participates in the solution to system
- Attends and occasionally facilitates staff/education
- Avoids unscheduled absences, arrives at work at scheduled time
and takes action to avoid recurring absences.
- Plans and submits elected time-off in advance.
- Exhibits standards of professional behavior in compliance with
Regional Quality of Service guidelines.
- Maintains confidentiality regarding patient and/or family
issues in accordance with Medical Center policy and professional
- Demonstrates knowledge of and complies with Fire &Safety,
Disaster, Universal Precautions and Infectious Disease policies and
- Works in a self-directed manner as demonstrated by requesting
assistance when clinical case situation is beyond experience or
- Maintains patient access, and meets established standards for
effectiveness and efficiency.
- Prioritizes, plans and organizes work load needs within
assigned hours as measured by timely completion of work and
- Case finds and screens high-risk patients according to
- Spends at least 70% of time in direct service activity.
- Responds to referrals within departmentally delineated time
- Completes and submits statistics in accordance with
departmental policies and procedures.
- Documents interventions in appropriate formats, legibly and
within departmental time frames.Disclaimer:
- The above statements are intended to describe the general
nature and the level of work being performed by the individuals
assigned to this position and as such are not intended to be
construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and
skills required of personnel so classified.Basic
- Minimum of two (2) years of professional experience in an acute
- Note: Education/License/Certification and Qualifications
required for Moreno Valley Community Hospital employees acquired
through Kaiser Permanentes purchase of Valley Health Systems Moreno
Valley Community Hospital:
- Employees shall meet the minimum position qualifications as
listed on their previous Valley Health System job
- Masters Degree in Social Work.License, Certification,
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker (California)Additional
- N/APreferred Qualifications:
- This is a part time position, days and hours may
vary.PrimaryLocation : California,Moreno Valley,Moreno Valley
Medical CenterHoursPerWeek : 20Shift : DayWorkdays : Sun, Mon, Tue,
Wed, Thu, Fri, SatWorkingHoursStart : 08:00 AMWorkingHoursEnd :
04:30 PMJob Schedule : Part-timeJob Type : StandardEmployee Status
: RegularEmployee Group/Union Affiliation : B18-SEIU-United
HealthworkersJob Level : Individual ContributorJob Category :
Behavioral Health, Social Services & Spiritual CareDepartment :
Moreno Valley Hospital - Social Services - 0806Travel : NoKaiser
Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse
and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including
pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital
status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity,
veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing
characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected
Keywords: Kaiser, Moreno Valley , Medical Social Worker III - Part-Time, LCSW, Healthcare , Calimesa, California
Didn't find what you're looking for? Search again!
Loading more jobs...