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Medical Social Worker

Job ID: 105170 Date posted: September 28, 2020

  • Sharp Memorial Hospital
  • Social Services
  • Social Worker Jobs
  • Variable
  • Full-Time



The Medical Social Work provides coverage to various medical surgical units in the hospital including the Emergency Department. Competent at crisis intervention providing clinical counseling, and collaborate with RN Case Management on facilitating safe discharges. The Medical Social Worker assess for high risk factors such as domestic violence, child abuse, elder abuse, homelessness, and end of life issues.

The Case Management/Social Work Department is composed of full time and part time MSW/LCSW staff with advance training and experience in assessment, intervention, and discharge planning activities in the acute care hospital setting.

Sharp Memorial Hospital — the first hospital in San Diego with all private patient rooms — is dedicated to providing the highest-quality, patient-centered care and consists of 368 beds.  Designed to promote comfort and healing with the use of natural light and soothing colors, the hospital offers the latest medical technology and is home to San Diego’s largest, most modern Emergency and Trauma Center.

Sharp Memorial is known for outstanding programs in cardiac and vascular care, cancer treatment, orthopedic and neurological services, rehabilitation, robotic surgery and multi-organ transplantation, and has been recognized as a MAGNET®-designated hospital for nursing excellence and is also designated as a Patient-Centered Hospital by Planetree, an organization committed to personalizing, humanizing, and demystifying the hospital experience for patients and their families.

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: Medical Social Worker, LCSW, MSW, Acute care, Sharp Memorial Hospital, SMMC, San Diego


This position is located in Serra Mesa, San Diego County



Full time - Variable; on-call 5pm-8am as needed, weekends as needed


Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Social Work
  • One year experience working in acute hospital setting
  • Demonstrated discharge planning knowledge
  • Crisis intervention and support of trauma cases experience
  • Assessment, counseling, and case management skills


Preferred Skills and Qualifications

  • California Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)

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