Founded in 1955, Dignity Health – Northridge Hospital Medical Center is a 394-bed, acute care, nonprofit community hospital located in Northridge, California. The hospital offers a full complement of award winning services, including the Leavey Cancer Center, a cardiovascular center, stroke center, the Center for Assault Treatment Services, a pediatric medical center, and the only pediatric trauma center in the San Fernando Valley. As a leading provider of compassionate, high-quality and affordable patient-centered care, we share a rich legacy with Dignity Health, one of the nation's five largest health care systems. We are part of a 21-state network of nearly 9,000 physicians, 62,000 employees and more than 400 care centers. Visit dignityhealth.org/northridgehospital for more information.
Social Worker (LCSW) - Chronic Disease Transition Care
100% fully grant-funded
Dignity Health, Northridge Hospital Medical Center
The Chronic Disease Transitional Care (CDTC) Social Worker LCSW provides care coordination for distress assessment, psychosocial support, community resource allocation, and crisis intervention to patients and families / patient representatives for assigned inpatient units and in the outpatient environment. The LCSW is responsible for coordinating and implementing interdisciplinary care delivery, services and activities related to the Chronic Disease Transitional Care Program. He/she functions as a liaison between the physicians, nurse practitioners, nursing staff, pharmacists, healthcare professionals, patients and their families. Coordinates and facilitates the care for the chronic disease care patient throughout the continuum. The LCSW develops a plan of care based on the application of social work principles & methods to facilitate adjustment to illness, improve coping skills, address end-of-life issues and support during the grieving process.
Full Salary is UniHealth grant funded.
- Requirements: Masters Degree from accredited school of Social Work, MSW.
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of California.
- Minimum 3 years experience with Chronic Disease, Palliative Care, Oncology, or Hospice Care as an LCSW in an acute care setting required.
- Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Social Worker Certification or equivalent certification required within 6 months from hire/ transfer date into this role.