Social Worker

Social Worker

Northridge Hospital Medical Center | Northridge, CA, 91329, US

Posted 22 days ago

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Description

Overview

Founded in 1955 Dignity Health Northridge Hospital Medical Center is a 394-bed acute care nonprofit community hospital located in Northridge California. The hospital offers a full complement of award winning services including the Leavey Cancer Center a cardiovascular center stroke center the Center for Assault Treatment Services a pediatric medical center and the only pediatric trauma center in the San Fernando Valley. As a leading provider of compassionate high-quality and affordable patient-centered care we share a rich legacy with Dignity Health one of the nations five largest health care systems. We are part of a 21-state network of nearly 9000 physicians 62000 employees and more than 400 care centers. Visit dignityhealth.org/northridgehospital for more information.

Responsibilities

The Clinical Social Worker is 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. The functions of the Social Worker include making referrals 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 facilitate continuity of care for post discharge and engagement of appropriate agencies or community resources. Social Workers are responsible for working collaboratively with all healthcare team members to develop and implement treatment plans that support patient-centered plans of care for both individual patients and their care partners and providers. The Social Worker establishes and maintains professional relationships with physicians, case managers, nursing staff, county agencies, community resources, patients and families.

 

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Qualifications
  • Minimum one year clinical and/or medical social work experience required.
  • Masters degree in Social Work from an accredited School of Social Work required.
  • Current AHA BLS required, and hospital approved annual management of assaultive behavior course. Microsoft Application knowledge (Word, Excel, Outlook). EHR Cerner experience preferred. Must maintain current Fire Safety cards