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Social Worker, MSW PD/Variable


Location: Fountain Valley, California

Schedule: Per Diem

Shift: Per Diem

Job Listing: ORA003724

Purpose Statement / Position Summary Provide a summary of the position describing the primary objective of the position 

This position requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the mission of Orange Coast Medical Center. It is expected that the employee demonstrate behavior consistent with our core values: Integrity, Accountability, Best Practices, Compassion and Synergy. The employee shall support Orange Coast Medical Center’s strategic plan and participate in and advocate performance improvement/patient safety activities. The Social Worker provides social work services to patients and families in all hospital areas specific to assignment. The Social Worker assists patients in addressing psycho-social issues they face as it relates to their acute or chronic illness and/or disability. The Social Worker is responsible for providing interventions to remove psycho-social barriers preventing safe and timely transition through the continuum of care. They skillfully advocate in empowering patients to maintain a level of control over their treatment and ensure self-determination. In addition, the Social Worker focuses on ensuring quality care while actively engaging in cost effective measures such as Performance Improvement Projects, LEAN activities and other hospital wide initiatives. Professional services include, but are not limited to biopsychosocial assessment, brief treatment, crisis intervention, patient education, discharge planning, custodial placements, and resource management.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities of the Job List of broad job specific functions.

1. Conducts psycho-social assessments and interventions with patients and families.

2. Addresses psycho-social issues and concerns through the continuum of care.

3. Navigates systems and advocates to assist patient in accessing appropriate resources and services.

4. Makes mandated protective services reports based on their psycho-social assessment of patient and family.

5. Addresses barriers to a safe and timely discharge.

6. Ability to be at work and be on time. It is required to be on the campus of the medical center during scheduled core business hours to accommodate issues which may arise out of a crisis and to support the medical team, peers and staff and their assignment to a specific area

7. Ability to follow company policies, procedures and directives.

8. Ability to interact in a positive and constructive manner.

9. Ability to prioritize and multitask.

Essential Job Outcomes . 

1. Performs medical social work responsibilities.

2. Ensures continuity of psycho-social care through the continuum.

3. Collaborates, communicates and partners with the interdisciplinary team.

4. Employs appropriate utilization management skills and techniques.

5. Participates in quality management programs and projects specific to the Social Work Services Department and other units/departments (as indicated).

6. Other duties as assigned.


Experience List the minimum experience, skills, knowledge and abilities required to do the job.

• 1-2 years or more of direct social work experience in an acute healthcare setting preferred. Education List the education licensures or certifications preferred or required to do the job.

• Master of Social Work (MSW) Degree from an accredited School of Social Work required.

• Current American Heart Associate Basic Life Support Card

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"I love working at Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach because I value working for a company that invests in its employees and the community we serve. From the support and guidance I receive from managers who value my professional and personal growth; to being able to work alongside colleagues who are dedicated to help their patients and families. I feel inspired every day to do the work that I love alongside people who share a similar vision."
- Brindilyn Berger, Child Life Specialist

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