Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Pay Scale
$82,747 - $122,315 / Year
Executive Drive
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
HX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday-Friday

#130085 Clinical Social Worker II/III - Transplant

Extended Deadline: Wed 6/26/2024

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.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 05/29/2024 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 06/07/2024. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


Under general supervision of the Transplant Social Work Manager, candidate is responsible for ongoing pre-transplant psychosocial assessment, waitlist management and post-transplant follow-up of Abdominal Transplant and Cardiothoracic Transplant patients, as well as living donor/recipient assessments as needed. Candidate will facilitate transplant 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. 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. Candidate will participate in related department functions, such as community and program education.

Collaborate with the transplant team and social workers in other transplant programs. Includes crisis intervention, mandated reporting, information and referral coordination of health and mental health services with community providers. The social worker is responsible for the education and advocacy of patients, families and/or significant others. 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 organization.

  • At least two 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.

  • Experience working in both inpatient and outpatient hospital setting.

  • Ability to work collaboratively as a team.

  • 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.

  • Excellent ability to multi-task with demanding schedules.


  • Experience working as transplant social worker.
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish.
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) issued by the state of California. This is preferred for a Clinical Social Worker II, but required if being hired as a Clinical Social Worker III.


  • 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.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $82,747 - $109,021 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $39.63 - $52.21

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

If employed by the University of California, you will be required to comply with our Policy on Vaccination Programs, which may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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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