Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) - Outpatient Pain Clinic, 1.0 FTE, Full-time Days

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Day - 08 Hour (United States of America)

The Social Work and Case Management Department responds to referrals for inpatient and clinic patients at Stanford Health Care.
•\tCase Managers assist patients and their families with discharge planning and insurance issues.
•\tSocial Workers focus on providing short term counseling and community resources.
•\tHousing Coordinators can provide information for available lodging resources
The Department of Social Work and Case Management is committed to:
•\tProviding discharge planning
•\tHousing assistance and referrals to lodging resources
•\tSupportive and adjustment counseling
•\tCrisis intervention
•\tUtilization management in support of our internal and external customers.

This is a Stanford Health Care job.

A Brief Overview
Licensed Clinical Social Worker is the second and fully-qualified, full-proficiency level of professional social work for employees who are licensed by the State of California as Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW).
Positions at this level are characterized by substantial professional responsibility and independence of action for providing social work services. The Social Work Job Family consists of three levels of professional nonsupervisory
social work in a health care institutional setting at LPCH and SHC: Social Work Clinician, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and Advanced Clinical Social Worker. This job family is limited to those positions that require a Master's degree in Social Work (MSW) from an accredited school of social work. As a member of a multidisciplinary health care team, Medical Social Workers provide appropriate intervention services and/or discharge planning to patients and/or clients as well as their families receiving services within any department of the Stanford University Medical Center. Work typically involves a variety of bio-psychosocial
issues, assessment of the social needs as related to the patient's/client's health status, and the development of a plan of services, including advocacy, discharge planning, referrals and practical assistance necessary to accomplish desired objectives. Provides consultation, orientation and training to health care staff on the effects of bio-psycho-social, cultural and economic issues on the management of patient/client health needs.

Locations
Stanford Health Care

What you will do
  • Collaborates with interdisciplinary health care teams to treat and plan for the social and medical needs of patients by consulting with other providers and making referrals. Devises, develops and implements treatment plans as necessary. May make a diagnosis as part of a treatment plan.
  • Conducts initial assessment of all new patients to evaluate social, emotional and physical needs by applying social work theories and techniques; interviews and evaluates patients and family members. Identifies factors which may interfere with obtaining maximum benefits from treatment.
  • Develops and implements patient management plans, including the coordination of referrals to specialty and social services, the recording of progress notes and the provision of continuity of care. Helps clients cope with
    environmental and psychological issues of illness by explaining options and treatments as well as making appropriate referrals.
  • Manages assigned caseload. Prepares and maintains records and makes written and oral reports to document case activity concerning patient care, counseling and therapeutic activities in accordance with department, hospital, medical center and/or health system policies. Prepares reports and other documents concerning patients.
  • Participates in monitoring and evaluating the quality and appropriateness of patient care.
  • Provides supportive counseling, grief counseling, crisis intervention and other appropriate therapeutic services to assist patients and families in coping with presenting symptoms and problems such as, for example, coping with illness, accepting medical recommendations, and loss of function. Provides education to patients and families around issues related to adaptation to the patient's diagnosis, illness, treatment and/or life situation.

Education Qualifications
  • Master's degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university

Experience Qualifications
  • Two (2) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to apply theories, principles and practices of medical social work and of social services delivery systems in a hospital or medical center setting
  • Ability to gather data needed to needed to assess needs of patients and families
  • Ability to manage a caseload, recall case details; maintain confidentiality of information; determine the appropriate course of action in emergencies and other stressful situations
  • Ability to provide written case narratives and reports
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply effective assessment, interviewing, and counseling techniques
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply social work theories, principles and techniques
  • Knowledge of hospital and medical center resources to access and provide for patient care needs, and act on behalf of client needs to obtain necessary services
  • Knowledge of needs, problems, attitudes, and behavior of hospital patients and their families

Licenses and Certifications
  • LCSW - Licensed Medical Social Worker - State Licensure

These principles apply to ALL employees:

SHC Commitment to Providing an Exceptional Patient & Family Experience

Stanford Health Care sets a high standard for delivering value and an exceptional experience for our patients and families. Candidates for employment and existing employees must adopt and execute C-I-CARE standards for all of patients, families and towards each other. C-I-CARE is the foundation of Stanford's patient-experience and represents a framework for patient-centered interactions. Simply put, we do what it takes to enable and empower patients and families to focus on health, healing and recovery.

You will do this by executing against our three experience pillars, from the patient and family's perspective:

  • Know Me: Anticipate my needs and status to deliver effective care
  • Show Me the Way: Guide and prompt my actions to arrive at better outcomes and better health
  • Coordinate for Me: Own the complexity of my care through coordination

Equal Opportunity Employer Stanford Health Care (SHC) strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, SHC does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity and/or expression, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements.