Clinical Social Worker II/III - Transplant - 119821
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#119821 Clinical Social Worker II/III - TransplantInitial Review Date: Wed 11/30/2022
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This position requires a highly skilled clinician and motivated professional who has an honest desire to make a difference in the life of patients and families. Candidates should have proven ability and desire to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team.
Under the direction of the Transplant Social Work Supervisor, this unique position will support Solid Organ transplant (heart, lung, liver and kidney) recipients and their families. Candidate will follow patients through all phases of transplant (pre-transplant psychosocial assessments, hospital stay and post-transplant follow up). Candidate may also provide coverage for living donor program as needed. Candidate will facilitate transplant and caregiver support groups and participate in various transplant committees.
Must Assist in coordination of discharge planning as needed and collaborate with multi-disciplinary team, transplant staff and social workers in other programs. Position includes crisis intervention, mandated reporting, information and referral coordination of substance use disorder and mental health services with community providers. The social worker is responsible for education and advocacy of patients, families and/or significant others. Responsible for providing resources to include but not limited to local lodging for out of town patients, Alcohol and substance Use disorder programs, and financial assistance. Candidate will participates in related department functions, such as community and program education. Performs all other duties as assigned.
Depending on the experience of the selected candidate, this position will be hired at a Clinical Social Worker II or Clinical Social Worker III level.
A Master's degree in social work from an accredited school.
At least two (2) years of post MSW experience. In order to be considered for the Clinical Social Worker III, must have at least three years of post MSW experience and be a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).
Must possess the knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.
Knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.
Must have proven independent thinking, decision making, problem-solving and prioritizing skills.
Excellent skills to communicate and influence effectively with all levels of staff, physicians, patients, and external constituents, both verbally and in writing.
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) - issued by the state of California.
- Bilingual in both English and Spanish.
- Prior experience working in a hospital setting.
- Experience working in both inpatient and outpatient hospital setting.
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.
Able to travel to any UCSD or affiliate clinic/hospital location.
Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).
If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.
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