Medical Social Worker II - ACSW CA
Location: La Mirada
Posted on: February 12, 2024
The Medical Social Worker II provides assessment, coordination, and
implementation/evaluation of professional social services to
patients and their families in order to aid them in coping with
social, emotional, and economic difficulties related to medical
problems or which predispose to illness. This classification is
distinguished from the Medical Social Worker I by its
responsibility to treating the more difficult and complex cases
such as but not limited to crisis intervention and behavior
Upholds Kaiser Permanentes Policies and Procedures, Principles of
Responsibilities, and applicable state, federal and local laws.
Quality of Clinical Services
The Medical Social Worker II provides quality counseling services
by assessing patient/family system needs then developing and
implementing treatment plans in accordance with departmental and
medical center policies, and in compliance with the I standards of
the social work profession.
Quality of clinical services is indicated by QM findings, case
presentations, documentation review, staff and patient feedback and
Performs a bio-psychosocial assessment interview with patient,
family, and/or significant other according to department policy and
Provides appropriate crises intervention/treatment to adults,
children and families in emergent situations including assessment,
counseling, information/referral and providing consultation to
physicians and healthcare team.
Provides a professional interpretation of patients condition (i.e.,
situation, affect, behavior and verbal content) and recommends
appropriate psycho-social intervention(s) and/or treatment
Develops culturally sensitive assessment that reflects departmental
standards and includes: reasons for referral; source of referral;
Informant name; physical/medical issues; interpersonal and social
relations; emotional/psychiatric/adjustment issues including
assessment of depression; role performance/social transition;
community planning/resources (as indicated); legal/protective
issues (as indicated)
Provides appropriate counseling services to patients and/or family
based on clinical assessment and consistent with patients on-going
Performs relevant patient and family advocacy services within KP
and the community.
Provides patient education on subjects related to psycho-social
adjustment to medical illness, individually, in classes or
Professional Knowledge The Medical Social Worker II takes
responsibility for implementation of social work knowledge and
values, standards of practice and enhancement of professional
skills as demonstrated by chart reviews, case presentations, staff
and patient feedback, supervisory discussions and attendance at
Assessment demonstrates ability to interpret the social, emotional
and behavioral problems/elements as they relate to the patients
medical condition and treatment.
Knowledge of availability of KP and community resources consistent
with treatment goals.
Utilizes professional knowledge in facilitating staff and other
Demonstrates knowledge of and observes department policies and
Utilizes formal and informal education opportunities to increase
professional knowledge base as demonstrated by attendance at
appropriate and approved programs/workshops/in-services/etc.
Demonstrates the integration of clinical social work theory into
practice by appropriately utilizing clinical knowledge of
bio-psychosocial development stages, personality development, human
behavior, etc., to formulate assessment, direct treatment, and
provide consultation and education to other team members.
This includes integration of developmental theory and clinical
practice in assessments and intervention specific to the age group
served. A. NEONATES Substance Abuse Parent/Infant Bonding Family
Relationships Safety Developmental Milestones Parental
Coping/Acceptance Birth/death B. PEDIATRICS Child Abuse/Neglect
Reporting Substance Abuse Safety Legal Parent/Guardian/Child
Relationships Developmental Milestones Family Relationships Peer
Group School/Academic Performance C. ADOLESCENT Abuse/Neglect
Reporting Substance Abuse Developmental Milestones Family
Relationships Peer Group Relationships Sexuality Education D. ADULT
Abuse/Neglect Reporting Substance Abuse Adequacy of Self-Care
Developmental Milestones Sexuality Family Responsibilities E.
GERIATRIC Elder Abuse/Neglect Reporting Substance Abuse Adequacy Of
Self Care Support System Developmental Milestones Mental
Status/Competency Mortality Interdisciplinary Functions as an
effective team member, consultant, and liaison to medical, nursing
and ancillary staff, and to community agencies, as measured by
staff feedback (positive and negative), observation by supervisor,
QM evaluations, and written communications.
Demonstrates interdisciplinary approach, competent follow-up and
communication of accurate information to team members.
Assumes responsibility for patient, staff and system problems
indicated by requests for involvement.
Demonstrates awareness of the Departments mission, scope and vision
in the context of the Medical Centers structure.
As measured by established standards, maintains good rapport with:
A. Peers and colleagues B. Community C. Physicians D. Other health
care team members.
Educates physicians and staff regarding the role of the social
worker and the importance of addressing bio- psychosocial issues
for quality patient care and service.
Regularly participates as a team member in patient care conferences
and planning meetings, and forms teams when indicated.
Professional Conduct Demonstrates professional behavior and
interventions are consistent with departmental policies and
procedures, TJC, Title 22, NCQA, legal mandates, the NASW Code of
Ethics and Standards for Social Work in Health Care Settings, and
other Medical Center Guidelines.
Utilizes supervision and consultation appropriately, as indicated
by: regular attendance at supervisory/consultation sessions,
identifying and discussing problem cases/situations with
supervisor, seeking consultation with peers and being open to
Contributes and shares community resources with colleagues.
Represents the department in appropriate medical center and/or
Identifies improvement opportunities for the department or work
area and communicates ideas to the supervisor.
Participates in Quality Management activities based on member
needs, organizational goals, and professional standards.
Identifies and participates in the solution to system problems.
Attends and occasionally facilitates staff/education meetings.
Avoids unscheduled absences, arrives at work at scheduled time and
takes action to avoid recurring absences.
Plans and submits elected time-off in advance.
Exhibits standards of professional behavior in compliance with
Regional Quality of Service guidelines.
Maintains confidentiality regarding patient and/or family issues in
accordance with Medical Center policy and professional
Demonstrates knowledge of and complies with Fire & Safety,
Disaster, Universal Precautions and Infectious Disease policies and
Works in a self-directed manner as demonstrated by requesting
assistance when clinical case situation is beyond experience or
Productivity Maintains patient access, and meets established
standards for effectiveness and efficiency.
Prioritizes, plans and organizes work load needs within assigned
hours as measured by timely completion of work and
Case finds and screens high-risk patients according to department
Spends at least 70% of time in direct service activity.
Responds to referrals within departmentally delineated time
Completes and submits statistics in accordance with departmental
policies and procedures.
Documents interventions in appropriate formats, legibly and within
departmental time frames.
Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the
general nature and the level of work being preformed by the
individuals assigned to this position and as such are not intended
to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties
and skills required of personnel so classified.
Masters Degree in Social Work.
License, Certification, Registration
Registered Associate Clinical Social Worker (California)
Following language applies to Home Health, Hospice and Palliative
Current CA Drivers License, clear driving record for the past 2
years and proof of automobile insurance as required by law.
One year post masters experience in Medical Social Work
BLS card required
One-year experience in a health care environment preferred.
Social Worker duties in inpatient , other dept as assigned, not
PrimaryLocation : California,Los Angeles,West Los Angeles Medical
HoursPerWeek : 40
Shift : Day
Workdays : Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri,
WorkingHoursStart : 08:00 AM
WorkingHoursEnd : 05:00 PM
Job Schedule : Full-time
Job Type : Standard
Employee Status : Regular
Employee Group/Union Affiliation : B11-PSC-NUHW-NUHW Psych Social
Job Level : Individual Contributor
Job Category : Behavioral Health, Social Services & Spiritual
Department : West LA Medical Center - Social Services - 0806
Travel : No
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