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Clinical Social Worker 3 (LCSW) - Medicine-Peds Comprehensive Care (Santa Monica)

Company: UCLA Health
Location: Santa Monica
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Responsibilities In this role, you will function as a team member of the Medicine/Pediatrics and Internal Medicine Primary Care Residents, and the faculty who supervise them, as part of the Behavioral Health Unit located in the 16th Street practice. You will provide case-management, assess psychosocial needs, and provide individual, group and family counseling. Identify patients, respond to referrals and meet the wide range of needs of patients. Provide referrals for economic, psychological, social, hospice and home health care as needed. Chart all contacts in the University's EMR System, EPIC. Update and screen the program's resource referral network and website, select appropriate information, websites and resources to be made accessible to patients. Attend medical clinics, identify patients and respond to comprehensive psychosocial needs. Participate in program development as required. Administer and utilize the screening tools to develop appropriate interventions. Work in a complex medical system and assist patients in navigating the system. Participate in program evaluation and in determining the need for new services. This role also includes a focus on resident education, emphasizing the large percentage of primary care visits that are mental health related. Qualifications Required: + Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW) from an accredited program and LCSW Licensure + Ability to travel to UCLA clinics, as needed + Knowledge of psychosocial and other rehabilitation related problems that arise in individuals with complex conditions at all phases of their disease and treatments + Knowledge of psychosocial distress screening instruments and interventions in a medical settingAbility to formulate assessments of psychosocial needs of individuals with complex conditions and frequent hospitalizations + Skills required to facilitate individual, group and family therapy interventions + Skill in using computer database software to maintain and update resource referral network, all patient tracking, rehabilitation needs using software such as an Electronic Medical Record such as CareConnect with appropriate class work + Ability to identify referral sources and to provide referrals for economic, psychosocial and home health care programs + Knowledge and ability to function as a team member, working with other staff social workers and clinicians to develop patient groups, lectures and other programs + Ability to understand the mission of the Program and to implement its objectives for the delivery of patient care + Ability to adapt to changing priorities including seeing patients at multiple sites, under various conditions, without a specific office + Interpersonal skills to interact effectively with patients and medical staff including physicians and nurses to function as a team member + Ability to provide clinical knowledge to less experienced clinicians including developing didactic trainings, evaluating students, field instructor accreditation Preferred: + Experience and knowledge working with medical patients in outpatient and/or inpatient medical environments + Experience working as a liaison with inpatient/outpatient units and community agencies + Knowledge of bereavement process + Knowledge, skill and ability to work autonomously using specific software programs such as Word, Excel, Outlook and any other programs for EMR + Familiarity with the University's EMR system. EPIC UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status. UCLA Health welcomes all individuals, without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin or disabilities, and we proudly look to each persons unique achievements and experiences to further set us apart.

Keywords: UCLA Health, Santa Monica , Clinical Social Worker 3 (LCSW) - Medicine-Peds Comprehensive Care (Santa Monica), Other , Santa Monica, California

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