Serving the greater Stanislaus County with 423 plus acute care
beds, Memorial Medical Center provides a full continuum of care
including 24-hour emergency care, inpatient and outpatient surgery,
obstetrics, pediatrics, nuclear medicine, dialysis therapy,
diagnostic imaging, intensive care, physical therapy, and home
health. Specialized care includes Memorial Regional Cancer Center
and Memorial Heart Institute.
The Clinical Social Worker provides crisis intervention, short
term counseling, information and referrals for patients and their
families, ranging in age from infants through geriatrics. Provides
coordination of complex discharge planning needs and concrete
service needs of patients. Leads educational and support groups.
Provides consultation related to psychosocial aspects of care as a
member of the interdisciplinary treatment team. Serves as an expert
in community resource programs. Is a liaison to community referral
agencies, both public and private. Participates as a member of the
The Clinical Social Worker coordinates all aspects of social
barriers to care with the case manager and the interdisciplinary
team, to ensure effective, high quality, timely and cost-efficient
The American Case Management Association places the role of
Social Work in acute care hospitals in the realm of Case Management
and describes the functions as follows:
"Case Management (Social Work) in Hospital and Health Care
Systems is a collaborative practice model including patients,
nurses, social workers, physicians and other practitioners,
caregivers and the community. The Case Management process
encompasses communication and facilitates care along a continuum
through effective resource coordination. The goals of Case
Management include the achievement of optimal health access to care
and appropriate utilization of resources, balanced with the
patient's right to self-determination."
Education and Certification Qualifications :
- This position requires a Masters Degree in Social Work from an
accredited school of social work.
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) is preferred upon
- This position may require travel and does require a valid
California Drivers License as well as automobile insurance.
- Experience in a healthcare setting is preferred.
Skills and Knowledge Qualifications:
- Proficient in using a computer to accurately enter and extract
data, send and receive email, calendar appointments, and use task
lists as will be using a variety of computer software
- Ability to manage own time and schedule own tasks. Must have
the initiative to work efficiently without constant supervision and
- Ability to work effectively with other disciplines.
- Must demonstrate excellent written/verbal interpersonal
communication and problem solving skills.
- Ability to read, write, hear, and verbally communicate in
English to the degree required to perform the job.
- Bilingual Spanish/English is preferred.