Clinical Social Worker, MSW
Company: Sutter Health
Posted on: June 10, 2021
The Clinical Social Worker, MSW provides biopsychosocial
assessment, crisis intervention, counseling, and linkage with
resources for inpatients, outpatients, their families and
significant others. Leads education and support groups. Provides
consultation and training on psychosocial aspects of care as a
member of the interdisciplinary treatment team. Serves as a liaison
to community programs. Provides psychosocial services for patients
and family members of all ages in any patient care setting as
assigned by the Social Work Director and/or Social Work Manager.
Provides emotional support and education for staff. Assists case
managers with complex social situations. Participates on Committees
I. PERFORMS BIOPSYCHOSOCIAL ASSESSMENTS AND TREATMENT PLANNING
FOR PATIENTS AND FAMILIES
- In a timely manner, gathers appropriate data and formulates
relevant assessment of patient and family's medical, social, and
emotional situations using effective interviewing techniques,
consultation with healthcare team and chart review.
- Establishes and periodically revises the treatment plan on the
basis of comprehensive and ongoing psychosocial assessment of
patient/family's concerns, strengths, needs, clinical impressions,
and issues specific to spiritual and cultural values.
- Appropriately gathers data reflective of the patient's and
family's developmental stages. Effectively incorporates data
including age-specific needs into assessment and treatment planning
for patients of all ages.
II. Provides direct clinical services, which may include
individual and family counseling, crisis intervention, facilitating
education and support groups and linkage with resources to
patients, families, and staff as indicated by biopsychosocial
assessment and treatment plan.
- Establishes rapport, communicates effectively and empowers
patients/families with diverse cultural norms and spiritual values
to maximize and/or develop productive coping mechanisms, behaviors
and thought processes.
- Identifies and effectively deals with resistance and conflict
in work with clients (including patients, families, healthcare team
members and community representatives). Appropriately intervenes to
decrease tension and assist clients in evaluating non-productive
behaviors, thought processes and coping mechanisms.
- Demonstrates self-awareness by recognizing and monitoring the
effects of personal values, boundaries, sensitivities and emotions.
Flexibly and effectively intervenes with emotionally charged
issues, conflicts and atypical situations.
- Demonstrates knowledge of community resources. Effectively
educates patient/family about community resources, and provides
linkage between patient/family and appropriate services for the
III. Documents in the patient record and other hospital/
department records in an accurate, concise, and timely manner.
- Maintains accurate, current, legible patient records using
approved forms and format. Documents all assessments, plans,
interventions, patient/family involvement, outside agency
communication, interdisciplinary contacts and case closure
according to social work and patient care area standards.
- Complies with all documentation and reporting requirements for
risk management, mandated reporting and other medical/legal
situations, in a manner consistent with confidentiality regulations
and department standards.
- Records activity statistics in accordance with department
standards. Consistently submits complete and accurate reports and
statistics within 24 hours of stated deadline.
- Submits patient billing forms, miscellaneous department and
personnel forms (e.g., time cards, time off/schedule change,
reimbursement, continuing education, LOA requests), and other
information requests or reports to the department, other
departments, and community agencies in a complete, accurate and
IV. Establishes and maintains positive, effective relationships
with other hospital departments, medical staff and community
- Interprets clinical findings, promptly communicates assessment
and treatment plan updates, and provides effective consultation on
patient care issues to health care team and agency representatives,
adhering to confidentiality guidelines.
- Responds quickly to requests, flexibly adapts to changing
priorities, and keeps other departments informed of progress on
patient referrals and other work activities to ensure efficient
coordination of activities.
- Develops positive, productive relationships with healthcare
team members and representatives of community agencies, effectively
collaborating on process improvement activities and staff/community
V. Fosters an environment of mutual support and professional
excellence throughout the Social Work Department.
- Actively builds positive relationships throughout the
department. Uses effective interpersonal communication skills with
department social workers, supervisors and support staff to resolve
conflicts and sensitive situations.
- Flexibly adapts to changes in the work environment, resolves
issues related to assignments and departmental functioning in a
timely, positive and effective manner. Demonstrates a commitment to
teamwork, by willingly accepting responsibilities and performing
assignments beyond the immediate scope of routine duties.
- Actively participates in department activities including
regular staff meetings, supervision, committees and task
- Meets all applicable department standards for productivity,
annual competency validation, safety education, licensure, and
departmental performance/process improvement.
- Provides effective orientation, work direction, functional
guidance and case consultation to interns and less experienced
MINIMUM POSITION REQUIREMENTS
- Master's degree from a program accredited by the Council on
Social Work Education.
- Experience in a healthcare setting is preferred.
Strong clinical skills in biopsychosocial assessment, crisis
intervention, counseling, interdisciplinary collaboration and
linkage with resources.
Knowledge of child, elder and dependent adult abuse and domestic
violence reporting requirements and other significant regulations
affecting clinical social work practice (e.g. Tarasoff,
Knowledge of suicidal behavior, and the skills necessary to
assess lethality, and to develop appropriate treatment plans.
Knowledge and understanding of human behavior and communication,
psychotherapy, case management, and the influence of cultural and
spiritual values in social work practice.
Knowledge and skills necessary to provide psychosocial care
appropriate to the age-specific needs of newborns, children,
adolescents, adults and elders.
- Knowledge of individual and family development over the life
Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate, both verbally
and in writing. Work is performed with many interruptions.
Must demonstrate strong interpersonal and organizational skills,
to work effectively in a fast-paced environment with rapidly
changing priorities and competing demands.
Must be able to occasionally flex time to handle
Must participate in after-hours on-call rotation.
- Must work weekends, holidays, and other shifts as
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