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Medical Social Worker

Job ID: 105991 Date posted: November 02, 2020

  • Sharp Memorial Hospital
  • Oncology Admin
  • Social Worker Jobs
  • Variable
  • Per Diem


The Medical Social Worker provides consultation and psychosocial counseling and support services to patients and their family members.  The Medical Social Worker identifies key clinical issues such as grief and loss, adjustment to illness, psychiatric concerns with attention paid to the developmental milestones and life transitions that can impact functioning. 

The Medical Social Worker maintains on-going communication with multi-disciplinary team members regarding patient status and follow up as well as documents assessment findings, acts as a consultant on developing treatment plans, utilizes and refers to internal resources of hospital and community services/support after leaving the hospital and acts as a patient advocate.

The Sharp Memorial Outpatient Pavilion (OPP) is unique in San Diego. The OPP combines outpatient surgery and medical services, health screening, education, and health resource services in one convenient, integrated health center. The OPP provides a multi-disciplinary team approach to patient care to deliver comprehensive care. There are 11 state of the art Surgical Suites and 2 Interventional Pain suites. This is a fast paced, multi-specialty Outpatient Surgery Center performing surgery in the following areas: General, Orthopedics, ENT, Urology, Cosmetic, Ophthalmology and Interventional Pain

 Sharp Memorial Outpatient Pavilion, located next to Sharp Memorial Hospital, offers a wide array of services including cancer treatment, laser vision correction, general women's imaging, outpatient surgery, endoscopy, diabetes education, and a community conference center and health library.  At the heart of the Pavilion is the Cushman Wellness Center - providing comprehensive health evaluations tailored to an individual's age and lifestyle, and integrated therapies to enhance physical, mental and spiritual health.

Sharp HealthCare is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.


This position is located in Serra Mesa, San Diego County
Per diem; Monday-Friday variable hours between 7:00am-5:00pm
Required Skills and Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in Social Work
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Preferred Skills and Qualifications
  • Hospital experience
  • LCSW


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