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.
The Clinical Social Worker is responsible for performing social work assessments, interventions and setting appointments for the Center for Assault Treatment Services (C.A.T.S.) as needed for C.A.T.S. clients.
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 C.A.T.S.
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, engagement of appropriate agencies or community resources when high risk patients are identified and providing outreach education to support agencies that serve the disabled population on the need indicators of abuse, consequences of abuse, and how to report abuse.
Knowledge of contemporary behavioral and systems theories relevant to health care; support for victims of abuse, neglect or violence; community or financial resources for underserved or vulnerable populations.
Thorough comprehension of OBRA and Title 22 is required in California.
At least one year of clinical and/or community social work experience required with the disabled population.
Required Master's Degree from a School of Social work accredited by the Council of Social Work Education.
Preferred: Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Special Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
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
Bilingual Spanish (speak, read, and write)