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Dignity Health Social Worker in Redwood City, California


About Sequoia Hospital – Hello HumankindnessDignity Health Sequoia Hospital is an accredited not-for-profit community hospital providing innovative and exceptional health care for generations of Bay Area residents. Sequoia’s Heart and Vascular Institute is a nationally known pioneer in advanced cardiac care affiliated with the Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Institute. Sequoia has received national recognition from Healthgrades for superior patient safety and was named as one of America’s top 100 hospitals for cardiac care. Our Total Joint Replacement program is a designated Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement. Our Birth Center is consistently ranked as a favorite among Peninsula families. We are also known for our comprehensive emergency care and leading-edge tomosynthesis 3-D mammogram technology. Our Pavilion combines the most advanced medical and surgical services with a unique healing environment including private spacious rooms and inviting garden areas.


Position Summary:

The Social Worker is responsible for performing social work assessments and interventions as needed for inpatients outpatients and emergency department patients. They are dedicated to patient and family centered care that values personal self-determination skilled at managing multiple priorities at once and engaging in creative compassionate and ethical problem-solving. As a member of a multidisciplinary health team they perform comprehensive assessments and develop treatment plans that integrate the medical social and resource issues that impact individual patients families and at risk populations. Social Workers are responsible for working collaboratively with all healthcare team members to develop and implement treatment plans that support patient-centered plan of care for both individual patients and the medical community. The functions of the Social Worker includes crisis intervention patient /family intervention high risk screening brief counseling referring for financial or other identified resource needs arrange and facilitate family/patient representative meetings with the health care team as needed assist in post acute placement on complex discharges and engagement of appropriate agencies or community resources when high risk patients are identified. The Social Worker establishes and maintains professional relationships with physicians case managers nursing staff county agencies community resources patients and families. The position will be required to serve on hospital committees and take part in developing and presenting in-services to Hospital staff.



  • At least one (1) year of clinical and/or medical social work experience required.

  • Master's degree from a School of Social Work accredited by the Council of Social Work education.

  • Special Knowledge Skills Abilities Excellent customer service and presentation skills are a must.

  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills are essential.

  • Demonstrated ability to apply analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks or projects effectively.

  • Ability to work independently as needed with a high degree of detail orientation.

  • Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities.

  • Knowledge of contemporary behavioral and systems theories relevant to health care; end-of-life dynamics and interventions; grief and bereavement counseling; substance abuse identification and interventions; support for victims of abuse neglect or violence; community or financial resources for underserved or vulnerable populations. SSDI SDI and other governmental/county requirements/programs.

  • Thorough comprehension of OBRA and Title 22 is required in California.


  • LCSW or LCSWI (Intern) preferred.

  • Licensed CSW preferred.

Pay Range

$38.93 - $56.45 /hour

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.