Job Description

Payroll Title:
Renal Transplant
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
Executive Drive
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
HX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday - Friday

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#111967 (LCSW) Clinical Social Worker III - Transplant

Filing Deadline: Tue 10/26/2021

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UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 9/29/21 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 10/11/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


Under general supervision of the Transplant Social Work Supervisor, the transplant social worker is responsible for the evaluation and ongoing psychosocial assessments of potential kidney transplant candidates as well as post-transplant follow-up of solid organ transplant patients to include living donor/recipient assessment in both the outpatient clinic and hospital settings. The transplant social worker will assist with transition planning for patients moving from the pediatric setting to adult care. This position will provide coverage to other organ groups as needed to include liver, heart and lung.

The transplant social worker facilitates patient and caregiver support groups and participate in various transplant committees. Responsible for providing resources for local housing for out-of-town patients/families. Must Assist in coordination of discharge planning as needed and collaborate with transplant staff and social workers in other transplant programs. The transplant social worker is provided opportunities (and encouraged to participate) in education, research and presentations at local, national level.

Position includes crisis intervention, mandated reporting, 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.


  • 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; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) issued by the state of California.

  • Three years post MSW experience in a related field.

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

  • Previous experience working in both hospital and outpatient settings.

  • Must have proven independent thinking, decision making, problem solving and prioritizing skills. Excellent ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.

  • Excellent skills to communicate and influence effectively with all levels of staff, physicians, patients and external constituents, both verbally and in writing.

  • Excellent ability to multi-task with demanding schedules.


  • Previous experience working as a transplant social worker.
  • Bilingual: English/Spanish.


  • 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.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

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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