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Providence Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Torrance, California

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Providence is calling a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) (Per-diem/Variable-shift) to Providence Little Company Of Mary Torrance Hospital in Torrance, CA

We are seeking a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) - who will provide clinical social work services on the Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) in a manner consistent with the philosophy and objectives of LCM-SPH and the NASW. The Social Worker is responsible for psychosocial assessments. Participates in treatment team planning, processing commitments, discharge planning/case management service, crisis intervention, and liaison services with referral sources and other departments within the Providence Health & Services and community. Patients to include adults 18 years or older. Designated as a Behavioral Health Clinician to perform 5150 evaluations. All LCSWs must follow the guideline by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health for LPS designation and keep their designation in current status

In this position you will:

  • Provide age appropriate direct service intervention proactively and upon request to individual patients, couples, families and groups to include: Psychosocial assessments, short term psychotherapy, supportive therapy, and discharge planning and community resource referrals

  • Review charts and completes intervention with emphasis on identification of issues related to psychosocial assessment, treatment plan, intervention/referral and follow-up

  • Actively participates/facilitates patient care rounds/case conferences

  • Proactively identify unmet patient needs in area of service and initiates programs/services/in-services as needed

  • Consistently prioritize caseload by completing assigned work with minimal assistance

  • Knowledgeable and helpful in assisting patients with advanced directives. Keeps current on ethical issues in patient care

  • Proactively identify areas of unmet need in relation to patient rights and follows through with appropriate intervention

  • Maintain knowledge of policies related to clinical and organizational ethics as evidenced by “coaching” of staff and participation in Bioethics Committee and/or specified ethical issues

  • Recognize indicators of abuse and neglect; consistently follows mandatory reporting guidelines

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of reporting responsibilities and shares with healthcare team evidenced by providing employee in-services as the need is identified

  • Proactively participate in the Mary Potter Program for Human Dignity by referring all appropriate candidates

  • Collaborate with other department staff relative to shared cases in a timely manner

  • Attend the majority of staff meetings and participates in departmental functions

  • Communicate when unable to attend

  • Actively participate in hospital and community programs and committees pertinent to areas of service

  • Concentrate on area of assignment but maintains the flexibility to perform routine duties in any area of the hospital

  • Assist the department in special projects, as assigned

  • Assist with social work coverage within other areas of the ministry including inpatient, emergency department and post-acute care services.

  • Willingly accepts on-call and/or weekend assignments as requested or required by the department. (Refer to LCMSA “On-Call” Policy and Procedure) to include mobile PAT team during day on evenings and weekends. Travel throughout Little Company of Mary Service Area may be required

  • Documentation/Information Management:

  • Demonstrate working knowledge of the hospital Information System

  • Practice professional confidentiality and serves as a role model for others

  • Document appropriate information pertaining to the individual patient in a specific, accurate and thorough manner to allow for follow-up problem/resolution

  • Maintain proficiency in computer and written documentation as defined by department guidelines

  • Keep an updated personnel record per facility policy (i.e., PPD, Educational Record)

  • Leadership and Supervision:

  • Practice in a professional and knowledgeable manner

  • Serve as an internal and LCMSA resource for others regarding psychosocial issues in patient care

  • Act a role model and maintains a positive approach to change

  • Practice effective two-way communication

  • Provide referrals for psychosocial issues to healthcare team members (i.e., referrals to EAP)

  • Demonstrate the ability to make appropriate decisions within the scope of responsibility

  • Share valuable information with co-workers and peers

  • Development:

  • Complete mandatory continuing education requirements for relicensure, as appropriate, independently

  • Demonstrate interest in professional growth through attendance of workshops and seminars

  • Attend LCMSA in-services and other educational activities to maintain current knowledge of practice and technology that is utilized in the role

  • Provide in-services to others on the healthcare team (i.e., Speakers Bureau)

  • Provide orientation to new employees/students, as requested

  • Provide clinical consultation to staff/physicians regarding the psychosocial aspects of patient care, assisting others to improve their knowledge base

  • Set valuable and attainable annual objectives

  • Performance Improvement:

  • Uphold and strive to meet the Continuum/System goals and objectives - accepting change positively

  • Participate performance improvement in patient care related issues using the C.A.R.E. methodology

  • Identify issues, seeks resolution and ensures follow through

  • Seek assistance/input when needed from manager/director, as needed

  • Budgetary:

  • Utilize time and supplies wisely

  • Meet deadlines for assigned duties

  • Attend meetings on time

  • Is flexible within the department to assist others/provide coverage

  • May identify areas of potential savings

  • Adapt working hours to job requirements

Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Master's Degree in Social Work

  • LCSW licensure by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS)

  • Designated as a Behavioral Health Clinician to perform 5150 evaluations within 18 months of hire. All LCSWs/LMFTs must follow the guideline by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health for LPS designation and keep their designation in current status

  • CPI certification (nonviolent crisis intervention training) within 1 year of hire

  • 2 years experience in healthcare related setting with psychiatric mental health patient population or within an emergency department working with psychiatric patients

  • Computer experience as needed for the job

  • Advanced communication skills to communicate effectively with patients, interdisciplinary team physicians and the community

  • Knowledgeable of case management, group leadership skills, age specific growth and development, crisis and behavior management, family therapy theory and practice, and community resources

  • Flexibility and strong self-motivation / organizational skills to prioritize work and make decisions with minimal supervision

  • Courteous and cooperative service-oriented demeanor

  • Computer literacy as needed for the job

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Discharge planning experience

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance is a 436-bed non-profit hospital that has served the greater South Bay communities of Los Angeles since 1960. We have a reputation for clinical excellence and sophisticated technology while providing care with a personal, healing touch. In addition to the finest general medical, surgical and critical care services, we offer a number of specialty programs including Cardiovascular Services, Women’s and Children’s Health, Oncology, and Emergency Care. We are proud to be named one of the Top 50 U.S. Hospitals for Heart Care by Thomson Reuters, the only community hospital in California to receive this honor. We were one of five hospitals in the United States recognized by American Hospital Association-McKesson for leadership and innovation in quality improvement. We received The Choice Award by AAHCP for Outstanding Customer Service Delivery, and were one of 24 hospitals and health systems in the nation to receive the Premier Award for Quality by the Premier healthcare alliance. As a member of Providence Health & Services, a Catholic-sponsored healthcare ministry, we believe strongly in respecting the dignity of each person, and give special concern to the most vulnerable members of our community.

About Providence

At Providence, our strength lies in Our Promise of “Know me, care for me, ease my way.” Working at our family of organizations means that regardless of your role, we’ll walk alongside you in your career, supporting you so you can support others. We provide best-in-class benefits and we foster an inclusive workplace where diversity is valued, and everyone is essential, heard and respected. Together, our 120,000 caregivers (all employees) serve in over 50 hospitals, over 1,000 clinics and a full range of health and social services across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. As a comprehensive health care organization, we are serving more people, advancing best practices and continuing our more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable.

Requsition ID: 102615
Company: Providence Jobs
Job Category: Care Management
Job Function: Clinical Care
Job Schedule: Per-Diem
Job Shift: Variable
Career Track: Clinical Professional
Department: 7014 LCMT SOCIAL WORK
Address: CA Torrance 4101 Torrance Blvd

Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.