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Social Worker

Company: Adventist Health - Central Valley Network
Location: hanford
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Adventist Health is more than an award-winning health system. We provide whole-person care to our communities and champion the greater good - from the operating room to the boardroom, we are driven by our unique passion to live God's love through health, wholeness and hope. From Oregon to Oahu, we have a calling to always do more. Now is your chance to apply your passion to our mission.

We're looking for someone to join our team as a Social Worker (LCSW) (Outpatient) (Exempt) who:

Works as part of a Behavioral Health Services team providing provision of comprehensive outpatient psychotherapeutic services for children, adults and families, including but not limited to, biopsychosocial evaluation and assessment. Uses consistent exercise of discretion and judgment. Exercises discretion and independent judgment with respect to matters of significance, evaluating and comparing possible courses-of-action, and making decisions/recommendations after considering the various possibilities.

Essential Functions:
  • Provides resource information to organization in regards to clinical, financial, psychosocial, insurance and continued care issues. Provides written materials, when available, in order to reinforce verbal communication with patients/families. Identifies and assists in the placement and/or or treatment of patients' psychosocial needs in cooperation with the health care team. Interviews patients, family members and others to obtain relevant information to formulate short and long-term goals.
  • Identifies and evaluates patient and family learning needs, abilities and readiness to learn. Participates within the interdisciplinary team to formulate discharge plan, working collaboratively with all members of the team. Prepares a written evaluation for the patient's chart after initial interview, develops goals and notes addressing functional limitations. Determines need for patient referrals to other agencies or community resources. Exercises independent judgment on moderate to complex cases.
  • Coordinates collaborative resources such as Home Health and community services, and skilled nursing facility placement, as needed. Refers to health team members as appropriate, i.e., dietitian, physical therapy, pastoral care and financial assistance, etc. Provides clinical care efficiently/effectively using a high level of technical and organizational skills, as well as critical thinking ability. Supports clinical enterprise management in determining methods and procedures for new tasks.
  • Acts as patient advocate, helping medical personnel understand social and emotional factors underlying patient's health problem. Collaborates with family, physician, Home Health staff and community agencies to restore optimum patient/family, social and health adjustments within patient's capacity. Conducts follow-up monitoring for selected patients.
  • Assists in making recommendations to management on process improvement, new processes, tools and techniques, or development of new clinical services. Works under minimal supervision, uses independent judgment requiring analysis of variable factors. Serves as technical specialist on daily tasks and cases. Regularly models/mentors and trains staff on technical skills. Provides input into hiring and promotion decisions for staff.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

You'll be successful with the following qualifications:


  • Bachelor's Degree in computer science, business or equivalent (some certifications will require Bachelor's): Required
  • Master's Degree: Preferred

Work Experience:

  • Three years technical experience: Preferred
  • One year of professional social work experience: Required

Required Licenses/Certifications:

  • Current LCSW licensure: Required

Keywords: Adventist Health - Central Valley Network, Hanford , Social Worker, Other , hanford, California

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