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Providence Health & Services Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Mission Hills, California


Providence is calling a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) (Per Diem/Variable Shift) to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills, California.

We are seeking a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who will provide biopsychosocial assessment, treatment planning, and implementation of social work services to patients and families along the continuum of care. The Clinical Social Worker utilizes his/her knowledge and clinical skill sets to address needs of vulnerable populations and in complex discharge planning situations. In addition to addressing barriers to coping with illness or injury, the LCSW has a specialized role with regard to assessment and intervention of abuse, suicide risk, and other mental health issues. The LCSW demonstrates proficiency in delivering care to assigned age specific populations (e.g., infants, pediatrics, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics).

Having been licensed by the State of California to provide psychotherapy services, the LCSW provides clinical leadership in the use of psychotherapeutic techniques and interventions for individuals, families, groups, and crisis situations. Psychotherapy as defined by the State of California Board of Behavioral Sciences is "..the use of psychosocial methods within a professional

relationship, to assist the person or persons to achieve a better psychosocial adaptation, to acquire greater human realization of psychosocial potential and adaptation, to modify internal and external conditions which affect individuals, groups or communities in respect to behavior, emotions, and thinking, in respect to their intrapersonal and interpersonal processes." The LCSW functions as a clinical leader and consultant within the healthcare setting, including

special projects, committees, and other initiatives as appropriate.

In this position you will:

  • Adhere to departmental, unit, and hospital policies and procedures, including but not limited to HIPAA, patient/customer safety, environment of care, and infection control

  • Interview patients and family members to perform biopsychosocial assessment, including but not limited to assessing for abuse, suicide and/or homicide risk, and other safety risk factors that may impact on life safety

  • Formulate a treatment plan in the context of the healthcare setting based on the findings from biopsychosocial assessment

  • Implement treatment plan that includes assisting patients and families to understand and participate in the medical plan of care and utilize appropriate community resources

  • Facilitate communication between patient and family through patient-family counseling, and with the healthcare team through family conferences, interdisciplinary care planning conferences, and case consultation

  • Participate in the development of safe and appropriate discharge and post-hospital care plans

  • Provide counseling, social support, and assistance in crisis situations and when conflicts arise with service providers

  • Collaborate with other hospital programs and community agencies with which patients and families are involved

  • Coordinate services with appropriate hospital and community resources.

  • Prepare and maintain required documentation and reports

  • Attend meeting required in the performance of their duties, and other meetings or committees as assigned

  • Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, in-service meetings, workshops and supervision/case consultation

  • Demonstrate an awareness of therapeutic use of self and the impact in the provision of applied psychotherapy of a nonmedical nature

  • Institute appropriate treatment planning and intentional use of treatment modalities

  • Actively participate in clinical and administrative consultation with clinical supervisor as it applies to patient care and organizational intervention/services

  • Advocate for sound social work principles, methods and values in the context of patient care, as well as organizational and community conduct.

  • Provide clinical leadership and mentoring of colleagues, interns and other related disciplines as an advanced practitioner

  • Represent the social work perspective in planning and policy development


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Master's Degree in Social Work from a CSWE university

  • Licensed Clinical Social Work by California Board of Behavioral Science

  • One (1) year clinical experience in a healthcare setting

  • Licensed Clinical Social Work by California Board of Behavioral Science.

About the hospital you will serve. Nationally recognized for clinical excellence and trauma care, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center is a 377-bed, level II trauma center in Mission Hills, California. We are the only Magnet®Designated Hospital in the San Fernando Valley. Providence Holy Cross also has been recognized this year by the Los Angeles Business Journal as one of the best places to work in Los Angeles. As our reputation for excellence grows, so does our facility. We have recently expanded our medical center with the addition of a new 138-bed patient care wing. This expansion has made Providence Holy Cross Medical Center one of the largest hospitals serving the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Behavioral Health

Location: California-Mission Hills

Req ID: 241334