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Social Worker, MSW - Inpatient Specialty Program

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA 90006
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The inpatient Clinical Social Worker, MSW position is responsible for the development, planning, implementation and evaluation of all social service-related activities for the Cedars-Sinai Medical Network Services. The position demands for an intensive focus on crisis intervention and counseling, problem-solving and conflict resolution, patient and family management, interdisciplinary collaboration, biopsychosocial assessments, education, advocacy, and community resource linkages. The MSW is available to physicians, nurses, case managers, and other members of the care team in the treatment of individuals being admitted through the Inpatient Specialty Program. These individuals include, but are not limited to, high risk and frail patients, seniors, and those with chronic and terminal medical conditions. CSMC services individuals from various health plans including Managed Care, Medicare, Medi-Cal, even uninsured. **ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:** Patient-Focused Perform direct client interaction and complete a biopsychosocial-spiritual assessment and make recommendations that will assist in the delivery of the care plan. Provide psychosocial interventions that would enhance patients well-being and recovery such as supportive listening and counseling, motivational interviewing, encouragement and guidance, strengths perspective, solution-focused, crisis intervention, problem-solving, education, advocacy and linkages. Address and assist in the resolution of psychosocial issues that are hindering patients care such as substance abuse, noncompliance, lack of insurance, dysfunctional family dynamics, mental health, financial problems, healthcare illiteracy, unemployment, adjustment to and coping with diagnoses, lack of transportation, abuse/neglect, disability Family/Social System-Focused Provide supportive interventions that focus on family management including, but not limited to, problem-solving, crisis intervention, conflict resolution, and bereavement. Coordinate family meetings and participate in end-of-life, goals of care, and compliance discussions. Identify or connect patient to available support systems that will help the patient in his/her time of recovery and to remain independent and safe at home. Educate patients and their family about Advance Healthcare Directives and POLST. Community Mobilize available community resources to patients such as cancer resources, support groups, free/low-cost health clinics, AIDS/HIV resources, Meals on Wheels, AA/NA/EA, Alzheimers Association, transportation Lead in the proper reporting of suspected abuse / neglect and other government-related reporting such as Child Protective Services, Adult Protective Services, Office of the Public Guardian, Long-Term Care Ombudsman, Community Care Licensing and domestic violence through law enforcement agency. Represent as a liaison to community agencies and educate them in navigating these resources independently such social services from the Department of Public Social Services including Medi-Cal, SSI, General Relief, CalFresh, In-Home Supportive Services Clarify communication barriers between the patient, family and the care team especially involving the understanding of hospice care, palliative care, skilled nursing facility, home health and other levels of care. Care Team Attend the ISP team rounds and participate in interdisciplinary collaborations which include physicians (hospitalists, primary care physicians and specialists), nurses, case managers, pharmacy, administration, and spiritual care. Act as a consult to the care team in addressing psychosocial barriers to treatment and discharge planning. Make recommendations that would advocate for the best interest of the patient. Communicate with the care team especially the referral source regarding findings, recommendations, and outcomes. Assist in resolving barriers in complex discharge planning. Support the care team in assessing psychiatric crisis such as 5150 and referral to the Department of Psychiatry and PET, and assist in placement for psychiatric hold. Administrative Document patient encounter and interventions that assisted in the delivery of patient care on CS-Link and other appropriate case management documentation system. Develop a case plan that identifies long-term goals and short-term goals with objectives and timeframe, implement, follow-up and evaluate outcomes, and modify goals based on outcomes or changes in influencing factors or available resources. Review caseloads and record interventions that were performed, compile and present statistical outcomes based on the intervention and identify findings to incorporate in social work practice. Develop resource hand-outs and education materials to patients/families. Participate in Inpatient Clinical Workgroup and other committees in the evaluation of inpatient/outpatient case management/social work practices and assist in developing and implementing new or revised workflows, policies and procedures. Develop and maintain a resource directory that is available to the Department of Case Management and physicians offices. **Education:** Requires a Masters degree in Social Work/Social Welfare. **License:** LCSW licensure preferred, but will also consider candidates who are currently registered with the California Board of Behavioral Health as an Associate Clinical Social Worker. **Experience:** Two to three years of work experience in clinical social work, healthcare social work, and case management preferred. Candidate should also have a knowledge of community resources. Must possess excellent assessment, writing and communication skills. Other requirements include the ability to exercise objectivity and good judgment relating to difficult and emotionally charged situations and the ability to interface effectively with patients, family, providers, management and employees of organization as well as facilities and agencies in the community. This position requires an individual who is self-directed, manage stress appropriately, responsible, able to work in diverse groups, and autonomous. PC skills and ability to teach others and develop program materials are also required. Bilingual is a plus. Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law.


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Posted: 2019-10-18 Expires: 2019-12-18

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