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Clinical Social Worker (rev 101512)
Alameda Health System | Oakland, California
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Job Summary: Under general supervision of Medical Social Work Supervisor or Chief Medical Social Worker, provides intensive clinical social work for AHS inpatients, outpatient clinics, and public health programs. Participates in patient care planning in cooperation with other members of a multi-disciplinary health care team. Performs related duties as required. Qualifications: Education: Master's degree in Social Welfare awarded by a recognized college or university with specialization in medical or psychiatric social work. Minimum Experience: One year of experience in the class of Medical Social Worker II with AHS may substitute for the required education; OR three years full-time post-MSW experience as a medical social worker in a hospital or public health department in additiona to education# requirements. Required Licenses/Certifications: Valid Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)#licensure. DUTIES # ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification, however, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Not all duties listed are necessarily performed by each individual in the classification. 1.# Confers with patients and their families to prepare for the patients' discharge or transition to another level of care; encourages patients to develope realistic plans and advises on community#resources and facilities; makes referrals to support the patients needs post discharge 2.# Coordinates training and education for social work staff and students and#provides education on specific topics as requested.# 3.# Helps remove barriers to client's utilization of health services; refers client to community resources; monitors and tracks client status; represents the client's#needs and rights to providers and community in a variety of settings; maintains written#client#record; attends team meetings to provide case consultation; provides outreach#to individual clients and the community which serves the target#population. 4.# Interviews staff, patients and families as appropriate to gather psychosocial history and diagnosis; analyzes background data to determine the clinical approach and#or intervention; identifies emotional, social, cultural and economic issues affecting#the#patients and family; develops a plan of treatment and sets treatment goals;#obtains psychiatric evaluation and siagnosis where necessary. 5.# Keeps informed of trends and new developments in the field; reads the#professional literature.# 5.# Maintain appropriate charting; documents treatment plan, progress notes#and discharge summary related information as required by the hospitals/clinics protocol#and other mandated regulatory agencies according to Department standards;#prepares correspondence regarding social evaluation of patient, patient follow-up and keeps required statistics. 6.# Participates in rounding with the hospital medical staff; interprets the#psychosocial factors affecting patients and assists the medical staff by indicating the degree#and#severity of emotional factors adversely affecting the patients; consults with individual medical staff to discuss specific patients and goal for the #patient. 7.# Performs and documents psychosocial assessment to identify emotional, social#and environmental strengths and problems related to the patient's diagnosis, stage#of#illness and life situation. 8.# Provides individual, group or family therapeutic interventions; guides the#patient's understanding of the nature of his illness. May provide grief counseling,#interventions, relaxation and stress management.

About Alameda Health System

Alameda Health System Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, functions as the Alameda Health System's (AHS) fundraising arm. AHS include’s Highland Hospital, John George Psychiatric Hospital, Fairmont Hospital and Winton, Eastmont and Newark Wellness Centers. Individual donations and grant funds raised by the Foundation support the Health System in providing essential programs and services, which otherwise would not be available to the community. Established in 1990, the Foundation has raised over $20 million to purchase life-saving equipment and provide a variety of health promotion, disease prevention, and chronic disease management programs for the community

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