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Medical Social Worker

Job ID 85166 Date posted 01/08/2018
  • Facility: Sharp Mary Birch Hospital
  • City: San Diego
  • Department: Women's Clin Counseling
  • 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 Serra Mesa, San Diego county



8-hour shift; 8:30am-5pm


Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in Social Work
  • One year of experience working in a hospital
  • Bilingual -Spanish



Preferred Skills and Qualifications

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Experience working in the maternal/child setting



The Medical Social Worker provides clinical counseling to a diverse population in a large perinatal hospital setting.  The department provides a wide range of services to patients and their families and consists of Social Workers, Discharge Planners, and social work interns. Social Workers are part of the treatment team and work in collaboration with nurses, pharmacists, physicians to ensure that every patient receives the best care possible.

Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women and Newborns is a nationally recognized, full-service Women's Hospital with approximately 8,500 deliveries per year.  In 2013 the hospital earned Prominent Designation as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery. 

Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women and Newborns provides a full range of medical and surgical services for women of all ages, including robotic gynecologic surgery and oncology and is San Diego's only hospital dedicated to women's care.  It is nationally recognized for its care of expectant mothers and delivering babies, as well as its Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit – the largest in Southern California. Other services include Operating Room suites and PACU, Mother/Infant Services, Women’s Acute Care, and the Perinatal Special Care Unit with centralized monitoring specializing in high-risk antepartum care. 

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, sexual orientation, protected veteran status or any other protected class.

Keywords: Medical Social Worker, MSW, LCSW

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