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Clinical Social Worker

Clinical Social Worker


Job ID: 21-17933
Type: Regular Full-Time
Emanuel Medical Ctr campus


Hire-on bonus and relocation assistance available for eligible positions.

Are you committed to holistic patient-centered care? Do you thrive providing adult and pediatric care in a variety of settings? If you want to grow as an empathetic advocate for the needs of vulnerable populations, you may be perfect for our Legacy team.

With compassion and commitment, Clinical Social Workers embody the Legacy mission of making life better for others. They do this by evaluating the psychosocial and mental health issues of patients to ensure transition planning, crisis management, and planning/coordination of both internal and external services. They assess intervention strategies to address behavioral and addiction issues, as well as end-of-life care and informed decision making about therapeutic options. Our Clinical Social Workers are advocates not just for our patients, but also for their surrogates, family members, caregivers and health care providers.


Provides social work services in a variety of adult and pediatric settings across the health care continuum with a focus on holistic patient-centered care and attention to the needs of vulnerable populations. Works both independently and collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Key services include (but are not limited to) comprehensive evaluation of psychosocial and mental health status, legal and safety considerations, brief counseling, transition planning, crisis management and planning and coordination of both internal and external services. Services may also include assessment and intervention strategies to address behavioral health and addiction issues, as well as end-of-life care and informed decision making about therapeutic options and communication with surrogates, family members, caregivers and health care providers. May also provide education and facilitate and/or lead support or treatment groups. Throughout the care continuum, social workers will aim to enhance the capacity of people to address their own needs.



Master of Social Work degree from an accredited School of Social Work required.


This position requires a minimum of one-year relevant experience. Experience in one or more of the following areas strongly preferred:

Care Management

Behavioral Health

Social Services

Addictions treatment


Broad knowledge of the principles of social work and the ability to apply them, integrating knowledge of normal development and the aging process, changes related to illness, and the needs of patients with acute, chronic and terminal illness.

Knowledge of medical and mental health diagnoses, disabilities, and treatment procedures. This includes acute, chronic, and traumatic illnesses/injuries; common medications and their effects/side effects; and medical terminology.

Ability to independently conduct psychosocial assessments and provide psychosocial treatment to a wide variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural, ethnic, educational and other diverse backgrounds.

Demonstrated strong organizational skills, including an ability to effectively triage patient and family needs.

Ability to address the psychosocial functioning and needs of patients and their family members and to formulate and implement a treatment plan, identifying the patient’s problems, strengths, weaknesses, coping skills and assistance needed, in collaboration with the patient, family and interdisciplinary treatment team.

Ability to engage in patient/family discussions of health care goals and decisions with attention to cultural and health literacy implications.

Demonstrated problem solving skills and the ability to deal effectively with complex situations.

Ability to consider the differential influences of the environment, society and culture and develop cultural competence in practice that promotes inclusiveness in the work environment.

Demonstrated strength in verbal and written communication for effective and appropriate interactions with patients, families, physicians and staff.

Ability to effectively engage in care coordination and transition planning.

Demonstrated ability to locate, utilize and advocate for patient/family access to health care and community resources.

Demonstrated ability to organize and lead clinical groups.

Ability to navigate electronic medical record and effectively utilize basic computer programs.

Knowledge of legal, regulatory and compliance requirements and an ability to be a resource to all team members regarding such issues and knowledge of current health care environment.

Keyboard skills and ability to navigate electronic systems applicable to job functions.


Follows guidelines set forth in Legacy’s Values in Action

Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled


Legacy Health
Full time
per Hour
Portland, OR 97209, US