Medical Social Worker II - Grade 10 CA
Location: San Anselmo
Posted on: February 12, 2024
The primary role of the Medical Social Worker II is to assist
patients and families/caregivers to cope with the social/emotional
issues and practical arrangements related to the patients illness.
Under general direction of the Social Work Manager/LCSW, delivers
age-appropriate social work care to patients and their caregivers
in accordance with agency policy and procedure and state and
federal regulations. The Medical Social Worker II serves as an
integral member of the healthcare team providing assessments,
coordination, treatment planning, information and referral to
community resources and other social work services to meet the
complex needs of patients and families in the hospital and clinic
Provides psychodynamic interventions, crisis intervention,
grief/bereavement counseling, problem solving, stress reduction and
developing healthy coping strategies in individual/family/group
settings. Provide counseling for disease acceptance and
Responsible for developing and implementing individual Plan of
Treatment which assist patients and families to cope and/or restore
social, emotional, financial and environmental factors which affect
and/or affected by illness.
Completes psychosocial assessments. Partners with patient to
identify needs and develop and implement individual treatment plan
based on mutually agreed upon treatment plan.
Discuss options for care proactively including Kaiser resources and
external community/government resources to assist patient and
family in developing short and long term care plans as
Team with other disciplines in assessing, planning and providing
services for patients utilizing biopsychosocial information.
Assist patient in advocating for self to receive appropriate
services within Kaiser and in the community.
Assist patient and family with care planning and discharge
Takes, reviews, evaluates and prioritizes written and oral
Maintains documentation, records and data collections.
Responsible for completion of required documents in a complete and
Functions as part of the Skilled Nursing Facility Team to assure
appropriate, timely placement of Kaiser members in nursing
Liaison between patient and Kaiser maintaining positive
relationship with Kaiser and providing for continuity of care.
Identifies appropriate levels of care and facilities for referred
patients, were applicable.
Obtains placements, where applicable.
Collaborate with internal and external resources in Kaiser and the
community to meet mutually agreed upon goals and objectives.
Provides information and referral to community resources as
Coordinates exchange of information between Kaiser, families,
members and skilled nursing facilities.
Determines application of Kaiser, Medicare and Medi-Cal benefits to
specific patient situations.
Participates in Utilization Management/Quality Assurance
Assist in coordinating communication between regional offices,
clinics, hospitals, and field staff, triaging of phone calls from
Works with referral sources to clarify and complete required
clinical and psychosocial information.
Perform other related duties as necessary.
Step I: 0 - 2 years social work experience.
Step II: 2 - 4 years social work experience within the last five
Step III: 4 or more years social work experience within the last
ten (10) years.
Masters in Social Work accredited by the Council of Social Work
License, Certification, Registration
Demonstrated ability to work on a multidisciplinary team.
Must have solid psychosocial assessment skills.
Knowledge of chronic and acute disease and how it impacts patient
and family functioning.
Demonstrated excellent oral/telephone communication skills and
Must be computer-literate and, preferably, experienced in automated
clinical information systems.
Must demonstrate ability to effectively and efficiently handle
demanding workload involving multiple tasks.
Demonstrated ability to function independently as a collaborative,
supportive team member.
Must be able to master detailed and complex information regarding
benefits and coordination of care.
Must be willing to work in a Labor Management Partnership
Also refer to Position Specifications outlined in the appropriate
collective bargaining agreement.
Minimum one (1) year post MSW experience in a health care setting
preferred- MSW internship may be considered in lieu of this
PrimaryLocation : California,Oakland,Oakland Hospital
HoursPerWeek : 1
Shift : Day
Workdays : Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
WorkingHoursStart : 08:00 AM
WorkingHoursEnd : 04:30 PM
Job Schedule : Call-in/On-Call
Job Type : Standard
Employee Status : Regular
Employee Group/Union Affiliation : A06-SEIU-United
Job Level : Individual Contributor
Job Category : Behavioral Health, Social Services & Spiritual
Department : Oakland Hospital - Social services - 0201
Travel : No
Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a
diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation,
national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry,
disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information,
other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or
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