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Providence Health & Services Clinical Social Worker MSW in Torrance, California


Providence is calling a Clinical Social Worker MSW (Part-Time/Day Shift) to Providence Little Company Of Mary Home Health in Torrance, CA.

We are seeking a Clinical Social Worker MSW who will provide interventions to remove psychosocial barriers preventing safe and timely transition through the continuum of care. The MSW will collaborate with members of the healthcare team, patient/family and community liaisons to assure psychosocial and socioeconomic needs are addressed in order to enhance outcomes and patient satisfaction.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

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

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

  • Actively participate/facilitate patient care rounds/case conferences

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

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

  • 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

  • Recognize indicators of abuse and neglect; consistently follow 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 charity programs 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 participate 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 maintain the flexibility to perform routine duties in any area of the hospital

  • Assist the department in special projects, as assigned

  • Accept on-call and/or weekend assignments as requested or required by the department

  • 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 PLCMMC-T 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 re-licensure, 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

  • Identify issues, seek 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

  • Participate in on-call, after-hours rotation


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Master's Degree in Social Work

  • Valid driver’s license with no excessive violations or accidents

  • Requires maintaining the minimum state requirements for auto insurance

  • 1 year recent experience in acute care inpatient setting with patient population in area of service

  • Computer experience as needed for the job

  • Requires advanced communication skills to communicate effectively with patients, hospital staff, physicians and the community

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

  • Requires a courteous and cooperative service-oriented demeanor

  • Requires computer literacy as needed for the job

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Care coordination and discharge planning experience

  • Bilingual in Spanish

  • Knowledgeable of community resources

About the home health you will serve.

As an integral part of the respected Providence Health & Services for over 25 years, our highly skilled healthcare professionals provide a full range of home health and clinical specialty programs to patients experiencing an illness, hospitalization or surgery or, for those receiving treatment for a chronic or acute illness. Providence Home Health embraces everyone from new mothers and their babies to the elderly with chronic health problems.

Our team of health care professionals starts with the patient and his or her physician and may include: registered nurses; certified home health aides; social workers; physical, occupational and speech therapists. Our specialty care includes patient assessment and monitoring; beside protime monitoring; IV therapy; total parenteral nutrition; gastric feeding tube (G-Tube) for long-term enteral nutrition; V.A.C. therapy used to promote healing in acute or chronic wounds, fight infection and enhance healing of burns; pain management; injections; and ostomy management. From same-day referrals and a smooth transition from hospital to home, to attentive follow-up and communication with your own doctor, we provide care and support for you every step of the way to help restore your health to its fullest potential. Our goal is to equip our patients with the education and resources needed to regain and maintain good health.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit


Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. 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.

Schedule: Part-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Social Work

Location: California-Torrance

Req ID: 287436