Job Description

Payroll Title:
La Jolla MCC Cancer Ctr Clinic
Hiring Pay Scale
$49.89 / Hour
Moores Cancer Center
Appointment Type:
Per Diem
Appointment Percent:
HX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 Hour Shifts, Monday-Friday

#129404 Clinical Social Worker -Per Diem - Cancer Services

Extended Review Date: Mon 5/20/2024

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.


Under the general supervision of Cancer Services leadership, and in addition to performing the full range of operational level duties, the Clinical Social Worker II is responsible for administering social work services, including comprehensive psychosocial assessment and psychosocial support surrounding crisis intervention, adjustment to illness, psychoeducation and anticipatory guidance related to treatment, mental health, substance use, mandated reporting, transportation, lodging, financial/grant support, barriers to care/compliance, and linkage to additional resources as needed.

The Clinical Social Worker II is responsible for educating and advocating for patients and families and will be required to collaborate with a multidisciplinary team as well as outside agencies. The Clinical Social Worker II participates in related department functions, such as community and program education. Performs all other duties as assigned.

The Per Diem Clinical Social Worker II position will serve multiple cancer disease teams across multiple sites (Hillcrest, La Jolla, Encinitas, Vista) to assist with coverage. Hours will be between regular business hours, M-F, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, and will be used for coverage during leaves and as needed for additional support.


  • Master's Degree from an accredited school of Social Work (MSW).

  • A minimum of two (2) years post-MSW experience.

  • 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.

  • Epic experience.

  • Prior experience in oncology, palliative, hospice, and/or medical social work with sensitivity to the cross-section of culture/ethnicity.

  • Utilization of research to improve clinical practice and implement evidence-based psychosocial support programs, services, and interventions.


  • 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: $104,170 - $104,170 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $49.89 - $49.89

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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