Emergency Clinical Social Worker, MSW, Per diem, Variable shift
Location: Downey, California
Mental Health/Social Services
Internal Number: 18771
PIH Health is a nonprofit, regional healthcare network that serves approximately 3 million residents in the Los Angeles County, Orange County and San Gabriel Valley region. The fully integrated network is comprised of PIH Health Hospital - Whittier, PIH Health Hospital - Downey and PIH Health Good Samaritan Hospital, 27 outpatient medical locations, a multispecialty medical (physician) group, home healthcare services and hospice care, as well as heart, cancer, women’s health, urgent care and emergency services. The organization is recognized by Watson Health as one of the nation’s Top Hospitals, and College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) as one of the nation’s top hospital systems for best practices, cutting-edge advancements, quality of care and healthcare technology. PIH Health is certified as a Great Place to Work TM.
The MSW interviews and evaluates patients and family members to identify social, emotional and economic factors which may interfere with obtaining maximum benefits from medical care; develops and implements a social work treatment plan to be offered to patients and family; selects and utilizes community resources as part of the treatment plan; makes referrals to and coordinates with other professional disciplines or agencies; provides psycho-social therapy using a variety of treatment methods; participates in multidisciplinary health team conferences to formulate the overall patient care plans by interpreting to the team the psycho-social aspects of the patient’s illness. MSW will provide discharge planning by collaboratively working with the RN Case Manager in determining level of care needs beyond acute care/emergency care providing decision support to patients and families and physicians, managing patient and family expectations and ensuring a smooth transition to the next level of care and services.
The MSW will also be responsible for additional duties as assigned by the Director, including but not limited to clinical supervision for unlicensed social workers, review of documentation, precepting for MSW students, and education and training with staff regarding social work services.
Demonstrated skill in patient assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation.
Strong communication skills, verbal, non-verbal, written and oral.
Familiarity with regulatory agency requirements, policies and protocols.
Must be able to demonstrate sound decision making and prioritization skills.
Utilizes the approved process to resolve biophysical, psychological, educational and environmental needs of patient/significant others when administering or explaining treatment plans.
Masters in Social Work Degree
Evidence of continuing education.
Prior experience in a healthcare setting preferred.
Knowledge with regulatory requirements related to reporting of child/elder abuse, substance use/abuse, child protective custody, adoptions, and other legal requirements.
Proficiency with main-frame and personal computers.
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We’re a nonprofit, regional healthcare network with three hospitals, numerous outpatient medical offices, a multispecialty medical (physician) group, home healthcare services and hospice care, as well as heart, cancer, digestive health, orthopedics, women’s health, urgent care and emergency services. Our leadership is dedicated to putting patients first—a cornerstone of our mission, vision and values—as we deliver top-quality healthcare.
We serve more than 3.7 million residents in the Los Angeles County, Orange County and San Gabriel Valley region.
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PIH Health Hospital - Whittier
Our Whittier campus delivers outstanding and compassionate care to patients, every day. Among other awards, PIH Health Hospital - Whittier has been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® for the third consecutive year by Truven Health Analytics. PIH Health Hospital in Whittier, CA is located 30 minutes east of Los Angeles, close to the Los Angeles and Orange County border. There are many great communities in which to live that surround the hospital. This means easy access to work, great dining, shopping, entertainment and spectacular beaches. Whatever your passion, you’ll find the right place for it here.
PIH Health Hospital - Downey is a nonprofit hospital with a rich, nearly 100-year history of meeting the healthcare needs of its community. The Downey campus is part of the PIH Health comprehensive health network consisting of two hospitals, 18 medical office locations and a host of specialty services. According to US News & World Report, the hospital scores highly in patient safety and orthopedics. With 955 employees, the hospital is the 5th largest employer in the city of Downey.