Dignity Health Social Worker in OXNARD, California

Overview

Welcome to St. John’s Regional Medical Center.

At Dignity Health, we believe in the healing power of kindness. Since 1912, we have been giving something forward to the people of Oxnard, California. St. John's Regional Medical Center is a 266-bed facility employing more than 1,200 caring professionals and a medical staff of more than 600 active physicians. We offer a 23-bed acute rehabilitation center, and provide a wide array of programs and services that include oncology, cardiovascular, maternity care, orthopedic, weight loss surgery, spinal disease treatment, community outreach and more.

Our passion for inspiring a stronger, healthier world compels us to lead with our hearts as we serve the community of Oxnard. One of the most beautiful areas in the country, Oxnard is nestled between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, and offers residents spectacular beaches, clean air and open spaces, as well as easy access to California wine country. We invite you to join us in delivering humankindness, one person at time.

Responsibilities

The Social Worker is responsible for performing social work assessments and interventions as needed for inpatients, outpatients and emergency department patients. They are dedicated to patient and family centered care that values personal self-determination, skilled at managing multiple priorities at once, and engaging in creative, compassionate and ethical problem-solving. As a member of a multidisciplinary health team, they perform comprehensive assessments and develop treatment plans that integrate the medical, social and resource issues that impact individual patients, families and at risk populations. Social Workers are responsible for working collaboratively with all healthcare team members to develop and implement treatment plans that support patient-centered plan of care for both individual patients and the medical community. The functions of the Social Worker includes crisis intervention, patient /family intervention, high risk screening, brief counseling, referring for financial or other identified resource needs, arrange and facilitate family/patient representative meetings with the health care team as needed, assist in post acute placement on complex discharges and engagement of appropriate agencies or community resources when high risk patients are identified. The Social Worker establishes and maintains professional relationships with physicians, case managers, nursing staff, county agencies, community resources, patients and families. The position will be required to serve on hospital committees and take part in developing and presenting in-services to Hospital staff.

Immediate Supervisor : Manager/Supervisor, Care Coordination.

Mission: Dignity Health and Sponsoring congregations are committed to furthering the healing ministry of Jesus.

Resources are dedicated to: delivering compassionate, high-quality, affordable heath services; serving and advocating for our sisters and brothers who are poor and disenfranchised; and collaborating with others in the community to improve the quality of life.

Travel: Minimal Travel (less than 10%).

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:

  • At least one year of clinical and/or medical social work experience required.

  • Master's Degree from a School of Social Work accredited by the Council of Social Work Education.

  • No Licensure required.

Special Skills:

  • Knowledge of contemporary behavioral and systems theories relevant to health care; end-of-life dynamics and interventions; grief and bereavement counseling; substance abuse identification and interventions; support for victims of abuse, neglect or violence; community or financial resources for underserved or vulnerable populations.

  • SSDI, SDI, and other governmental/county requirements/programs. Thorough comprehension of OBRA and Title 22 is required in California.

  • Excellent customer service and presentation skills are a must.

  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills are essential

  • Demonstrated ability to apply analytical and problem solving skills

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks or projects effectively

  • Ability to work independently as needed with a high degree of detail orientation.

  • Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities. California

  • No licensure required.

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Job ID 2018-55212

Employment Type Seasonal/Casual/OnCall/Supplemental

Department Social Work Services

Hours / Pay Period .01

Facility St Johns Regional Medical Center

Shift Day

Location OXNARD

Optional Work Location US-CA-CAMARILLO

State/Province CA

Standard Hours 8am - 4:30pm

Work Schedule 8 Hour