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Medical Social Worker

Job ID 83549 Date posted 11/16/2017
  • Facility: Sharp Grossmont Hospital
  • City: La Mesa
  • Department: Psych Acute Medical
  • Category: Social Worker Jobs
  • Job Status: Per Diem
  • Shift: Day Job
  • FTE: 0.0
  • Shift Start: 8 AM
  • Shift End Time: 4:30 PM
This position is located in La Mesa, San Diego County
Per Diem position, schedule will vary; 8:00am-4:30pm including weekends
Required Skills and Qualifications
  • Master's Degree in Social Work
  • Current BLS Certification for Health Care Providers
  • One year of inpatient experience  
Preferred Skills and Qualifications
  • One year psych experience in an acute care setting
  • LCSW

The Medical Social Worker provides psycho-social assessments, information and referral for community resources, mandated reporting and assists with discharge planning.  The sixteen members of the Social Work department at Sharp Grossmont work closely with case managers to provide comprehensive services to patients. 
The Intensive Treatment Program (ITP) is a 14 bed locked 24-hour care unit and part of 46 beds Inpatient Psychiatric Unit.  This unit is designed for adults who are gravely disabled or so impaired in their psychological functioning as to constitute a danger to themselves or others. Highly focused efforts are provided by the Multi-disciplinary Team to assess and stabilize persons in a safe, caring and therapeutic environment.
The Medical Psychiatric Program (MPP) is a 12 bed open unit and part of 46 beds Inpatient Psychiatric Unit.  This unit is designed for adults who have both medical and psychological diagnoses requiring 24-hour skilled nursing inpatient assistance.  The unique strength of this program comes from combining physical and psychological care in one setting and best serve the needs of persons with a primary psychiatric diagnosis, who also have additional medical complications.
The Older Adult Program (OAP) provides inpatient, short-term comprehensive care for patients 55 years of age and older experiencing acute psychiatric disorders, cognitive impairment, and age-related physiological difficulties.  Each patient receives care from an interdisciplinary team of Behavioral Health professionals. Treatment focuses on restoring function and allowing older adult patients to become as independent and productive as possible.
Sharp Grossmont Hospital is the largest not-for-profit, full-service Acute Care hospital in the region with 536 beds. The hospital has outstanding programs in heart care, orthopedics, rehabilitation, robotic surgery, mental health, stroke care and women’s health. In addition, the hospital’s Emergency and Critical Care Center is one of the most technologically advanced emergency and intensive care facilities in the nation.
Sharp Grossmont Hospital is nationally recognized as a MAGNET®-designated hospital for patient care and nursing practices. This designation is the “gold standard” for patient care and nursing excellence and is the highest honor awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Essential Physical Requirements May Include
Twisting (trunk)
Twisting (neck)
Bending (waist)
Flexing/extending (neck)
Fine manipulation/pinching
Reaching below shoulder level
Reaching above shoulder level
Bed mobilization (scooting/rolling)
Lift up to 50 pounds
Push/pull over 100 pounds
Additional physical requirements of position may be discussed during interview.

Sharp HealthCare is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, transgender status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status or any other protected class.

Keywords: Social Worker

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