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HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Licensed Clinical Social Worker PRN in West Hills, California

West Hills Hospital & Medical Centeris a full-service acute care facility located in West Hills, CA, in the Western San Fernando Valley. The 260-bed facility recently completed an $80-million expansion that includes a new Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit, Outpatient Services Unit, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, and The Grossman Burn Center. Healthgrades (a leading independent health care rating company) announced that West Hills Hospital has received the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence for 2011 & 2012, the Clinical Excellence Award for Critical Care for 2012. West Hills Hospital is also among the Top 100 Hospitals nationwide for Gastrointestinal and General Surgery. West Hills Hospital was the first Accredited Chest Pain Center in Los Angeles County, and also recently received a Certificate of Distinction as a Primary Stroke Center from the Joint Commission.

Our Social Services teams are a committed, caring group of colleagues. We have a passion for creating positive patient interactions. If you are dedicated to caring for the well-being of others, this could be your next opportunity. We want your knowledge and expertise!

POSITION SUMMARY: Plan, organize, and implement social work service to patients and families. Plan for discharge and aftercare. Maintain contact with referring agencies and related people, and with community resources used for referral. Supervise subordinate staff members. Facilitate program development.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

Sufficient experience as a clinical social worker. Supervisory experience desirable.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Current California LCSW license preferred.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

Masters Degree in Social Work or related field.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS:

Interview patient and family members to obtain information about home environment, family relationships, health history, and patient’s personality traits. Evaluate data gathered in terms of the medical plan of treatment, available social service programs, and plan a pertinent therapy program that will provide maximum benefit for each patient. Assist patients and families to understand, accept, and follow medical recommendations. Perform a variety of services such as advising on social problems, arranging for discharge or post-operative care at home or in institutions, placement of patients into foster or nursing homes, and alleviation of anxieties and fears. Utilize resources to assist patient to resume life in the community or to learn to live with disability. Provide supervision of patient care, family communication, and record keeping. Attend staff conferences and family conferences. Monitor social worker caseload and balance. Attend meetings as required; participate on committees as directed. Prepare and update records for each patient. Prepare required documentation of each case. Maintain records, reports, etc. as required. Maintain department policies, procedures, objectives, and quality assurance program, safety, infection, and environmental control. Assist in care and maintenance of department equipment and supplies. Attend meetings as required and participate on committees as directed. Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, in-service meetings, workshops, etc. Perform other duties as directed by department head/supervisor. Must abide by the HCA Code of Conduct with the West Hills Hospital and Medical Center Standards of Behavior.

We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, employee discount program, employee stock purchase program and student loan repayment. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity.

Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) is a community of 94,000 Registered Nurses and 38,000 active physicians. We have over 1,900 facilities ranging from hospitals, freestanding ER’s, ambulatory surgery centers, and urgent care clinics. Our facility-based staff continues to raise the bar in patient care. Ten HCA hospitals have been named in IBM Watson Health’s top 100 best-performing hospitals based on patient satisfaction and operational data.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Job: *Behavioral & Social Work

Title: Licensed Clinical Social Worker PRN

Location: California-West Hills-West Hills Hospital and Medical Center

Requisition ID: 01554-5631

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