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Medical Social Worker

Send to my Email Email a friend Job ID 77392 Date posted 11/21/2016
Requisition ID: 77392
  • Facility: SRS Administration
  • City: San Diego
  • Department: Inpatient Case Management
  • Category: Social Worker Jobs
  • Job Status: Full-Time
  • Shift: Day Job
  • FTE: 1.0
  • Shift Start: 8:30 AM
  • Shift End Time: 5 PM
This position is located in Downtown, San Diego County
8-hour shift; 8:30 am -5:00 pm
Required Skills and Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work
  • Proficient knowledge and understanding of palliative care, end-of-life, and hospice care
  • 3 years of professional experience as a social worker 
Preferred Skills and Qualifications
  • LCSW
  • Experience in an acute care, hospital setting
  • Hospice/Palliative care experience in outpatient and/or inpatient settings
  • Certification in palliative care

The Medical Social Worker is part of a new and innovative SRS Ambulatory Palliative Care Team.  The SRS Palliative Care Team provides palliative care services for SRS members referred into the program.  The team consists of an RN Case Manager, MSW, SRS Palliative Care Physician and ancillary clinic staff.  The Medical Social Worker provides consultation and psychosocial counseling and support services to Sharp Rees-Stealy Ambulatory Palliative Care patients and their families.  In addition, the Medical Social Worker will help to coordinate the patient and family with community resources and spiritual care services.  The Medical Social Worker will be completing a comprehensive psychosocial assessment and collaborating with the ambulatory care team regarding the plan of care.  The Medical Social Worker will assist patients who are participating in the End of Life options act.  The Medical Social Worker will also assist with completion of end-of-life care documents.
With 450 primary and specialty care physicians providing care at 22 facilities throughout the region, Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group is one of the largest, most comprehensive medical groups in San Diego County, and is recognized for excellence in patient satisfaction and clinical care.  For patient convenience and improved coordination of care, Sharp Rees-Stealy offers services like laboratory, radiology, physical therapy and urgent care within each clinic or in a nearby location.
Essential Physical Requirements of the position may include:
Lift up to 10 pounds
Push/Pull up to 25 pounds
Carry up to 10 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: MSW, LCSW, Social Worker
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