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Psych Social Worker - Licensed, Intake, SMVH

Job ID: 93633 Date posted: February 09, 2019

  • Sharp Mesa Vista
  • Intake
  • Social Worker Jobs
  • Day Job
  • Full-Time


The Psychiatric Social Worker – Licensed, assists patients and families with behavioral health and environmental resources to reach the maximum level of functioning during the current episode of care.  This position is responsible for conduction behavioral health psychosocial assessments and clinical interventions, inclusive of the individual, group, and family therapy.  In collaboration with the interdisciplinary treatment team, coordinates patient care and provides case management for assigned patients.
The Intake department at Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital performs clinical assessment and patient evaluations in the Emergency Department and facilitates patient admission to the Behavioral Health Unit.  The appropriate level of care and dispositions from the ED are done in consultation with a psychiatrist on call as well as the Emergency Department physician.  The Intake team consists of a dedicated staff of experienced professionals who care for the patient from admission through discharge.  The team includes nurses, licensed clinical social workers, licensed marriage family therapists, psychiatrists, pharmacists and case managers.
As the largest behavioral health care provider in San Diego with 128 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 300 clinical trials of investigational medications since its inception in 1995, providing new options and hope for people with mental illness.  Sharp Mesa Vista provides inpatient care and offer outpatient programs throughout the community.
This position is located in Serra Mesa, San Diego County
12-hour shift, Variable hours including every other weekend.  Shifts will be 7:00 am -7:30 pm and 11:00 am -11:30 pm.
Required Skills and Qualifications
  • Master’s in Social Work
  • California BBS Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
  • Current BLS certificate for Healthcare Providers
  • One year of experience in a behavioral health setting
  • Effective communication skills
Preferred Skills and Qualifications
  • Three years of experience in a behavioral health setting
  • Acute/psychiatric hospital experience
  • Discharge planning/case management experience
  • Knowledge of local community resources
  • In-depth knowledge of psychiatric and chemical dependency conditions
  • Ability to perform psychiatric evaluations and determine appropriate disposition
  • Knowledge of hospital admission criteria
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)




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.

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“Sharp invests in the physical safety of its employees, unlike any other company I have worked with. They also are proactive in offering educational meetings that are relevant to the job we do. Management is fair and flexible with requested time off and there are plenty of opportunities to pick up extra shifts.”

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