Job Description

Payroll Title:
Adult Congenital Heart Disease Team
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
La Jolla Medical Center
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
HX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, Monday - Friday

As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.

#110384 Clinical Social Worker II/III - ACHD

Initial Review Date: Fri 7/30/2021

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 7/21/21 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 7/30/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Depending on experience of the selected candidate, this position will be hired at the CSW2 or CSW3 level. Less than two (2) years experience qualifies as CSW level; Three (3) years + LCSW experience qualifies as CSW3.


Under the general supervision of the Manager for Cardiovascular Operations and the Transplant Social Work Supervisor, candidates are responsible for ongoing psychosocial assessments of the patients provided care by the Adult Congenital Heart Disease team. This individual will facilitate patient and caregiver support groups and participate in various committees. Provide resources for local housing for out-of-town patients/families. Assists in coordination of discharge planning as needed. Collaborate with ACHD staff and social workers in other programs. Position includes crisis intervention, mandated reporting, information and referral coordination of health and mental health services with community providers. The social worker is responsible for education and advocacy of patients, families and/or significant others. Participates in related department functions, such as community and program education.


  • A Master's Degree from an accredited school of social work and possession of the requirements necessary for application for licensure as a clinical social worker as determined by the California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners.

  • Must possess the knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.

  • Minimum of two to three (2 - 3) years post MSW experience.

  • Knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.


  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) - issued by the state of California.
  • Bilingual in both English and Spanish.
  • Prior experience working in a hospital setting.
  • Prior experience working with pediatric patients and their families.


  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!

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