Professional 65800 - TCU Full-Time Days 8 Hour 0800


The Licensed Clinical Social Worker provides direct service to patients and their families where illness, medical care and treatment are complicated by social and emotional problems. Licensed Clinical Social workers are also available to consult with hospital personnel and community members and to assist as needed.

Core Competencies

Completes Psychosocial Assessments to identify barriers affecting optimal patient/family functioning and to develop appropriate treatment plan/interventions and linkage to resources.
Assesses for abuse/neglect, complies with mandatory reporting laws; and serves as a liaison with responsible agencies. Logs all reports made into Departmental Abuse Log books.
Provides crisis intervention to patients and families.
Completes needs assessment for patients, families and staff (as needed) and provides appropriate clinical intervention and linkage to community resources.
Provides coping skills assessment for patients, families and staff and provides appropriate education, cognitive restructuring and/or counseling as needed.
Provides counseling as indicated, including supportive counseling, end-of-life counseling and bereavement counseling.
Provides education, advocacy, and linkage to patients, families and staff as indicated.
Collaborates with case managers/interdisciplinary team to provide patients and families with the most appropriate treatment plan, intervention and resources.
Provides assistance with complex discharge planning in collaboration with the Interdisciplinary Team to develop a safe, realistic and timely discharge plan.
Provides assistance with scheduling patient care conferences, and attends patient care conferences as needed.
Provides education and assistance with Advance Directives to patients, families, staff and community members as needed.
Attends and participates in interdisciplinary rounds on assigned unit, as indicated.
Attends and participates in hospital committee meetings, departmental staff meetings, and shared decision making councils as requested.
Facilitates continuity of care via collaboration with coworkers; members of the interdisciplinary treatment team and outside agencies.
Assists with updating and communicating pertinent community resources.
Provides clinical social services to population served.
Ensures department specific patient safety.
Obtains continuing education to promote self-growth, to maintain clinical competency, and to meet current licensure and certification requirements..
Seeks clinical consultation from Licensed Clinical Social Work team and Social Services Manager as appropriate.
Mentors, supports and provides consultation to Licensed Clinical Social Workers as needed.
Provides clinical supervision to Associate Clinical Social Workers (ACSW) per the Board of Behavioral Sciences requirements, as indicated.
Provides new hire social workers with guidance, training, orientation and support, as appropriate.
Participates in orientation and training of interdisciplinary team members, as related to social services as requested.
Develops and provides education, as needed.
Facilitates hospital-sponsored support groups, as needed.
Participates in hospital performance improvement activities (BPI projects, task forces, councils, etc) as assigned.
Demonstrates role in department specific patient safety.
Reports errors, knowing that Torrance Memorial engages in a positive environment for the correction of errors (Non-punitive).
Adheres to the National Association of Social Workers’ (NASW) Code of Ethics and Joint Commission requirements.
Adheres to the California Board of Behavioral Sciences requirements.

Department Specific Competencies


Additional Information
Master of Social Work (MSW) from an Accredited School of Social Work.


Number of Years ExperienceType of Experience
1Acute Care or Medical Setting Experience
Additional Information

License / Certification Requirements

Licensed Clinical Social Worker