Job Description

Payroll Title:
CLIN SOCIAL WORKER 3
Department:
HEART TRANSPLANT
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
Worksite:
La Jolla Medical Center
Appointment Type:
Career
Appointment Percent:
100%
Union:
HX Contract
Total Openings:
1
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, 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.

#119821 Clinical Social Worker II/III - Transplant

Initial Review Date: Wed 11/30/2022

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 11/03/22 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 11/15/22. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

DESCRIPTION

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • 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.

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, the only Burn Center in the county, and and dozens of outpatient clinics. We invite you to join our team!

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To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

UC San Diego Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

UC San Diego is a smoke and tobacco free environment. Please visit smokefree.ucsd.edu for more information.

Application Instructions

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