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Clinical Social Worker, Per Diem - Santa Monica
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UCLA Health | Santa Monica, CA
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Job Description

Job Duties
Provide in- and outpatient psychosocial transplant evaluations, therapeutic interventions, and community resource support information and referrals for patients and their families. Complete written assessment documents in a timely way for use by treatment team. Collaborate closely with other social work and interdisciplinary colleagues, hospitalists but also including residents, fellows, and transplant coordinators, as well as social workers at other hospitals. Develop and implement appropriate psychosocial interventions that enhance patient and family preparation for and adherence to medical, surgical, and pharmacological regimens. Teach families and hospital teams about diagnosis-specific community resources and insurances. Participate actively in interdisciplinary team rounds, clinics, selection committee, and other committees. Participate actively in provision of patient/family education. Organize and facilitate support group(s) when indicated. Participate in case coverage and other necessary support for other social workers in the Dept. of Care Coordination. Maintain accurate statistical records. When appropriate, collect and provide data for program development, research, and publication. Participate in formal and informal teaching, including supervision of social work graduate students and in-service education for nurses, nursing students, medical residents, fellows, interns, and ancillary staff.

Job Qualifications
Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW) from a program accredited by the United States Council on Social Work Education required. CA LCSW preferred OR CA License eligible At least two years post-Master's experience with medical patients preferred. Understanding of emotional reactions to serious/catastrophic diagnoses / illness / and aging. Demonstrated skill in clinical assessment and treatment, crisis intervention, end-of-life issues, and bereavement. Demonstrated experience as a member of an interdisciplinary team. Knowledge about insurances (especially Medicare, Medi-Cal). Knowledge about substance abuse assessment and treatment practices, protocols, and resources. Awareness of other relevant community resources, especially for transportation, counseling, and financial aid. Group work experience helpful. Well-developed interpersonal skills and customer service orientation. Understanding of cultural differences and racial and religious diversity. Knowledge of Child Abuse / Elder & Dependent Adult Abuse / Neglect and Domestic Violence treatment interventions and reporting protocols. Commitment to principles of patient- and family-centered care. Experience with principles of bioethics. Ability to handle fast-paced clinical work environment.

About UCLA Health

For more than half a century, UCLA Health  has provided the best in healthcare and the latest in medical technology to thepeople of Los Angeles and throughout the world. Today we are one of the most comprehensive and advanced healthcare systems in existence. We are comprised of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, and the UCLA Medical Group, with offices throughout the region.

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is consistently ranked by U.S.News & World Report as one of the top five hospitals in the nation and the best medical center in the western United States. The doctors, scientists and caregivers of UCLA are leaders in their fields. Every day, they perform pioneering work across an astounding range of disciplines, from organ transplantation and cardiac surgery to neurosurgery and cancer treatment. Year after year, our people have achieved medical breakthroughs and earned the highest industry honors. And we’re just getting started.

The dedicated professionals of UCLA Health are committed to healing humankind, one patient at a time, by improving health, alleviating suffering, and delivering acts of kindness on a daily basis.