Medical Social Worker

Professional/Technical Poway, California

Requisition ID
Clinical Resource Management
Poway, California
Not Applicable
Salary Range
39.87 - 59.89
Job Type
Hours Per Shift
Hours Per Pay Period
Position at Palomar Health

Responsible for providing social work services to various ages and populations. Based on the social work model, assesses need and identifies appropriate resources for individuals and families in crisis, conducts behavioral health assessments, develops and coordinates admissions, transfers, and treatment and discharge plans for Emergency Department, Trauma, and hospital patients in collaboration with physician and other interdisciplinary Palomar Health staff and appropriate community-based resources/healthcare professionals. Follows legal guidelines in mandatory reporting. Ensures that all patients and families have access to social work services. Evaluates transition from emergency acute care to the next level of care throughout the healthcare continuum and develops interventions if required. Maintains working knowledge of community resources and assists in obtaining needed resources. Collects data and maintains quality of practice based on access, quality and identified departmental outcome indicators. As a representative of the hospital and health system, maintains positive relationships with both internal and external customers. Participates as a team member of the clinical interdisciplinary team to ensure appropriate care, support and resources to all internal/ external customers and displays on-going commitment to quality. Speak and read English at a level that is sufficient to satisfactorily perform the essential functions of the position. Knowledge of standard office equipment (i.e., calculator, fax, photocopier) and personal computer and computer software skills (i.e., MS Windows, Excel, Access, Word, Powerpoint, internet, e-mail). Windows computer skills including proficient use of keyboarding, use of mouse or keys for functions such as selecting items, use of drop down menus, scroll bars, opening folders, copying and similar operations required upon employment or within the 1st two weeks of employment to perform the essential functions of the job. Performs other duties as assigned. Follows Palomar Health rules, policies, procedures, applicable laws and standards. Carries out the mission, vision, and quality commitment of Palomar Health.

Job Requirements

Minimum Education: Masters Degree in social work
Preferred Education: Not Applicable
Minimum Experience: 2 - 3 years related medical social work
Preferred Experience: 3 - 5 years related medical social work
Required Certification: Not Applicable
Preferred Certification: Not Applicable
Required License: Not Applicable
Preferred License: Not Applicable

Current employees are not eligible for hiring incentives. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate against applicants or employees based on race, color, gender, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or any other characteristic protected by law.