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Medical Social Worker

Job ID 82454 Date posted 10/03/2017
  • Facility: Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital
  • City: San Diego
  • Department: Social Services
  • Category: Social Worker Jobs
  • Job Status: Per Diem
  • Shift: Variable
  • FTE: 0.0
  • Shift Start: Variable
  • Shift End Time: Variable
This position is located in Serra Mesa, San Diego County.

8-hour shift, variable hours, weekends as needed.

Required Skills and Qualifications
  • Master's in Social Work
  • Knowledge of psychiatric disorders, chemical dependency/substance abuse, and basic psychopharmacology.
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills, skills in group facilitation, individual, family and group treatment modalities.
  • Experience working in a hospital setting required preferably inpatient psychiatric setting.

Preferred Skills and Qualifications
  • LCSW certification
  • One to three years' psychiatric/medical social work experience
  • Knowledge of medical terminology and electronic documentation preferred
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)

This position will work with colleagues in the social services department and the treatment teams to complete assessments, outline treatment goals and pursue appropriate discharge plans for the patient and family on all units at SMV both locked and open.  Contributes to the development of a comprehensive treatment plan by actively communicating and sharing information with other members of the treatment team. Provides counseling and direct discharge planning services to patients and families on all units utilizing individual, group and family therapy modalities.
This is a very fast paced position with a tremendous opportunity for professional growth within a solid professional Social Services department. The Social Services Department provides a wide range of services to patients and their families. The department consists of Social Workers, Discharge Planners, Chemical Dependency Counselors, a post-doctoral psychology fellow, and social work interns. Social Workers are part of the treatment team and work in collaboration with nurses, psychiatrists, pharmacists, recreational therapists and dieticians to ensure that every patient receives the best care possible.
As the largest behavioral health care provider in San Diego with 149 beds, Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital provides a full range of programs to people of all ages including children, adolescents, adults and seniors challenged by depression, substance abuse or serious mental illness. The hospital’s robust Clinical Research Program has conducted more than 250 clinical trials of investigational medications since its inception in 1963, providing new options and hope for people with mental illness.
Sharp Mesa Vista provides inpatient care and offer outpatient programs throughout the community.
Physical Requirements may be discussed at the time of 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, MSW, LCSW

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