Social Worker
Dignity Health
 San Francisco, CA

Overview

Saint Francis Memorial Hospital is an accredited, not-for-profit community hospital that has been providing exceptional health care in San Francisco for more than 100 years. As San Francisco's only downtown hospital, Saint Francis is uniquely situated to care for international and domestic visitors, as well as the residents that make up San Francisco's diverse population.We encourage employee participation at all levels to encourage growth and excellence. Known as the downtown hospital, Saint Francis boasts all private rooms and a friendly atmosphere. The hospital is renowned for orthopedics, with leading programs in sports medicine, joint replacement, spine care and occupational medicine. Saint Francis is also known for outstanding acute burn care, emergency medicine, acute rehabilitation and a nationally-honored cancer care program.

Responsibilities

Position Summary:

The Social Worker is responsible for performing social work assessments and interventions as needed for inpatients, outpatients and emergency department patients. They are dedicated to patient and family centered care that values personal self-determination, skilled at managing multiple priorities at once, and engaging in creative, compassionate and ethical problem-solving. As a member of a multidisciplinary health team, they perform comprehensive assessments and develop treatment plans that integrate the medical, social and resource issues that impact individual patients, families and at risk populations. Social Workers are responsible for working collaboratively with all healthcare team members to develop and implement treatment plans that support patient-centered plan of care for both individual patients and the medical community. The functions of the Social Worker includes crisis intervention, patient /family intervention, high risk screening, brief counseling, referring for financial or other identified resource needs, arrange and facilitate family/patient representative meetings with the health care team as needed, assist in post acute placement on complex discharges and engagement of appropriate agencies or community resources when high risk patients are identified. The Social Worker establishes and maintains professional relationships with physicians, case managers, nursing staff, county agencies, community resources, patients and families. The position will be required to serve on hospital committees and take part in developing and presenting in-services to Hospital staff.

  • Minimum:
  • At least one year of clinical and/or medical social work experience required. Internships meet the criteria of one year experience required.
  • Bachelor's Degree from a School of Social Work accredited by the Council of Social Work Education.
  • Knowledge of contemporary behavioral and systems theories relevant to health care; end-of-life dynamics and interventions; grief and bereavement counseling; substance abuse identification and interventions; support for victims of abuse, neglect or violence; community or financial resources for underserved or vulnerable populations required.
  • SSDI, SDI, and other governmentalother governmental/county requirements/programs.
  • Thorough comprehension of OBRA and Title 22 is required in California required.
  • Excellent customer service and presentation skills are a must.
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills are essential.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks or projects effectively.
  • Ability to work independently as needed with a high degree of detail orientation. Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities.
  • Minimal travel (less than 10% is required).

Preferred:

  • Master's Degree from a School of Social work accredited by the Council of Social Work Education.

Qualifications

Experience

At least one year of clinical and/or medical social work experience required. Internships meet the criteria of one year experience required.

Education

Bachelor's Degree from a School of Social Work accredited by the Council of Social Work Education.

Master's Degree from a School of Social work accredited by the Council of Social Work Education (preferred)

Training

Knowledge of contemporary behavioral and systems theories relevant to health care; end-of-life dynamics and interventions; grief and bereavement counseling; substance abuse identification and interventions; support for victims of abuse, neglect or violence; community or financial resources for underserved or vulnerable populations required. SSDI, SDI, and other governmentalother governmental/county requirements/programs. Thorough comprehension of OBRA and Title 22 is required in California required.

Special Skills

Excellent customer service and presentation skills are a must. Strong interpersonal and written communication skills are essential. Demonstrated ability to apply analytical and problem solving skills. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks or projects effectively. Ability to work independently as needed with a high degree of detail orientation. Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities. Minimal travel (less than 10% is required).