Clinical Social Worker - LCSW

Providence Health & Services


2019-11-13 2019-12-13
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As the third largest not-for-profit health system in the U.S., we are committed to providing for the needs of our communities – especially for those who are poor and vulnerable – across Alaska, California, Montana, Oregon and Washington.

Our system includes more than 76,000 caregivers (all employees) serving in a range of ministries from birth to end of life, including acute care, physician clinics, long-term and assisted living, palliative and hospice care, home health, supportive housing and education.

We operate 34 hospitals, 475 physician clinics, 22 long-term care facilities, 19 hospice and home health programs and 693 supportive housing units in 14 locations. Our health plan serves our caregivers and other employer groups covering 436,000 members.


**Providence** **is calling a** **Per Diem, Variable Shift Licensed Clinical Social Worker for Patient Family Services to Providence Little Company of Mary Torrance Medical Center in Torrance, CA.**

**In this position you will:**

+ Provide clinical social work services to the Patient Family Services department in a manner consistent with the philosophy and objectives of LCM-Torrance and the NASW.

+ Be responsible for psychosocial assessments.

+ Participate in treatment team planning, processing commitments, discharge planning/case management service, crisis intervention, and liaison services with referral sources and other departments within the Providence Health & Services and community. Patients to include adults 18 years or older.

+ Designated as a Behavioral Health Clinician to perform 5150 evaluations.

+ All LCSWs must follow the guideline by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health for LPS designation and keep their designation in current status.


**Required qualifications for this position include:**

+ Master's Degree in Social Work

+ LCSW licensure by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences ( BBS )

+ Be designated as a Behavioral Health Clinician to perform 5150 evaluations.

+ All LCSWs must follow the guideline by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health for LPS designation and keep their designation in current status

+ Two ( 2 ) years experience in healthcare related setting with psychiatric mental health patient population or within an emergency department working with psychiatric patients

+ Computer experience / literacy as needed for the job

+ Advanced communication skills to communicate effectively with patients, hospital staff, physicians and the community.

+ Knowledgeable of case management, group leadership skills, age specific growth and development, crisis and behavior management, family therapy theory and practice and community resources

+ Flexibility and strong self motivation/organizational skills to prioritize work and make decisions with minimal supervision

+ A courteous and cooperative service-oriented demeanor

**Preferred qualifications for this position include:**

+ Discharge planning experience

**About the hospital you will serve:**

**Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance** is a 436-bed non-profit hospital serving the greater South Bay communities of Los Angeles since 1960. We are proud of our reputation for clinical excellence, use of advanced technology, and a distinct focus on providing care with a personal, healing touch. In addition to the finest general medical, surgical, and critical care services, we offer a number of specialty programs including Cardiovascular Services, Women’s and Children’s Health, Oncology, and Emergency Care.

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance is the only South Bay area hospital to be named a 100 Top Hospital by Truven Health; a distinction we have held four years in a row. As a recent recipient of the Premier Award for Quality by the Premier healthcare alliance and the American Hospital Association McKesson Quest for Quality, our commitment to outstanding patient care and operational efficiency is clear.

As a member of Providence Health & Services, a Catholic-sponsored healthcare ministry, we believe strongly in respecting the dignity of each person and give special concern to the most vulnerable members of our community.

**We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details**

**Our Mission**

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

**About Us**

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

**Schedule:** On Call

**Shift:** Variable

**Job Category:** Social Work

**Location:** California-Torrance

**Req ID:** 226791
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