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Sutter Health Medical Social Worker II in Castro Valley, California

Organization:

EMC - Eden Medical Center

Position Overview:

Short hour Social Worker to work one 12 hour shift per week in the Emergency Department. Provides biopsychosocial assessment, crisis intervention, short term counseling, advocacy, and linkage to resources and planning for transitions of care for patients and their families/significant others of all ages in any patient care setting. Provides psycho-education and may facilitate support groups. Provides consultation on psychosocial aspects of care as a member of the interdisciplinary team; serves as a liaison to community programs and collaborates with the multidisciplinary treatment on discharge planning. May provide education to staff and other hospital departments and participates on committees as requested.

Job Description :

EDUCATION

Master's: Social Work or related field

CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE

MSW-Medical Social Worker

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

Clinical skills in biopsychosocial assessment and clinical interventions, including crisis intervention, intervention with patient/family behavioral issues, grief counseling, supportive counseling, adjustment to illness, life review/end of life support, behavioral change therapy, motivational interviewing, short-term family counseling, group facilitation.

Collaboration skills and ability to work effectively on a team.

Skills in patient and family advocacy.

Knowledge of transitions of care and community resources.

Knowledge of post cute levels of care and resource needs for discharge planning

Knowledge of child, elder and dependent adult abuse, crimes against persons reporting requirements, and other significant regulations affecting clinical social work practice (e.g. Tarasoff, patient confidentiality).

Knowledge of behavioral health and the skills to assess mental health functioning, high risk behaviors, depression, anxiety, or other psychiatric conditions impacting hospitalization or transitions of care.

Knowledge of suicidal behavior, and the skills necessary to assess lethality, and to develop and implement an appropriate plan of care.

Knowledge of substance use and the skills to assess level of addiction, motivation for change, and to develop and implement an appropriate plan of care.

Knowledge and understanding of the influence of cultural and spiritual values in social work practice.

Knowledge and skills necessary to provide psychosocial care appropriate to the age-specific needs of newborns, children, adolescents, adults and elders.

Knowledge of palliative care, goals of care discussions, and the psychosocial needs of the patient and family at end-of-life.

Knowledge of bioethics and legal issues impacting patient care.

Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing.

Must demonstrate interpersonal and organizational skills, to work effectively in a fast-paced environment with rapidly changing priorities and competing demands.

Proficient in using a computer to accurately enter and extract data, send and receive email, calendar appointments, and use task lists as will be using a variety of computer software programs.

Knowledge of local county/state/federal resources for at-risk population.

Job Shift:

Days

Schedule:

Part Time

Shift Hours:

12

Days of the Week:

Variable

Weekend Requirements:

Rotating Weekends

Benefits:

No

Unions:

No

Position Status:

Non-Exempt

Weekly Hours:

12

Employee Status:

Short Hour

Number of Openings:

1

Sutter Health is an equal opportunity employer EOE/M/F/Disability/Veterans.

Pay Range is $50.98 to $68.82 / hour

The salary range for this role may vary above or below the posted range as determined by location. This range has not been adjusted for any specific geographic differential applicable by area where the position may be filled. Compensation takes into account several factors including but not limited to a candidate’s experience, education, skills, licensure and certifications, department equity, training and organizational needs. Base pay is just one piece of the total rewards program offered by Sutter Health. Eligible roles also qualify for a comprehensive benefits package.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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