Social Worker Lead - Full Time, Days (Culver City) at Southern California Hospital at Culver City

Posted in General Business 8 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: CULVER CITY, California

Job Description:

Social Worker Lead - Full Time, Days (Culver City)

We are hospitals and affiliated medical groups, working closely together for the benefit of every person who comes to us for care. We build comprehensive networks of quality healthcare services that are designed to offer our patients highly coordinated, personalized care and help them live healthier lives. Through collaboration, we strive to provide all of our patients and medical group members with the quality, affordable healthcare they need and deserve.

The Lead Social Worker coordinates and oversees social services staff and functions, while maintaining an advanced level of skills and expertise. Delivers social services, including psychosocial evaluation and treatment, advocacy, teaching, referrals to community services, and assistance, as needed, with discharge planning. Interviews patients, makes social assessments, and interacts with families, significant others, physicians, and staff, to obtain information that will assist with patient's ability to understand his or her medical condition(s). Makes recommendations for additional services upon discharge. Ensures documentation in the medical record is clear and complete. Troubleshoots and resolves issues as they arise. Functions as a role model and clinical resource to staff.

Job Responsibilities/Duties

  • Interviews patients and significant others to obtain information about social, emotional, and family situation. Communicates social and family information to attending physicians and other patient care team members. Enables patients and their significant others to understand, accept and follow medical recommendations through individual or group conferences. Determines social assessments for discharge planning. Intervenes appropriately in instances of abuse, assault or neglect, or when adequate financial or social resources are not available. Makes appropriate referrals to resolve patient issues effectively.
  • Oversees and coordinates the daily operations of the department, troubleshooting and resolving issues as they occur. Demonstrates advanced level of expertise, strong leadership and collaborative skills in dealing with staff and members of the healthcare team. Provides input for coaching, training, hiring, counseling and performance assessment processes.
  • Participates as a team member in conferences on behalf of patients with other health care personnel and other community agencies. Contacts community resources and other pertinent sources in order to arrange services on patient's behalf
  • Performs a variety of services such advising on social problems, arranging post-hospital plans for complex discharges and financial assistance. Ensures HIPAA compliance.
  • Empathizes with patient and patient support systems, expresses compassion and understanding for the situation and demonstrates care which is appropriate for the age, and cultural, religious, gender identity, or ethnic background. Engages in caring behaviors, taking conscious ownership for work and takes deliberate/thoughtful actions regarding how to best carry out interactions with the patient, families, physicians, and co-workers.
  • Participates and assists in departmental studies and projects, reports, etc. required/assigned by Social Service Department.


Minimum Education: Masters Degree in Social Work (MSW) or Marriage Family Therapist (MFT) in the State of California required.

Minimum Experience: Two (2) years of practice as a Social Worker required. Computer Proficiency and Literacy. Familiarity of Joint Commission, CMS, CDPH requirements. Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships across the organization. One (1) year of healthcare experience preferred. Bilingual skills to communicate effectively with patients and families preferred.

Req. Certification/Licensure: None.

Employee Value Proposition

Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc., is guided by a diverse and highly experienced leadership core. This group maintains the vision that has made Prospect a needed difference-maker in the lives of so many patients today, and many executives contribute to our continued efforts. As a member of our highly effective team of professionals, benefit eligible positions will receive:

  • Company 401K
  • Medical, dental, vision insurance
  • Paid time-off
  • Life insurance

How to Apply

To apply for this role, or search our other openings, please visit and click on a location to begin your journey to a new career with us!

We are an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to veteran status, disability, race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or other protected characteristics. If you need special accommodation for the application process, please contact Human Resources.

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Keywords: Case Management, Utilization Review, Social Work, Social Services, UR, U.R., Acute Care, Community Resources, Discharge Planning, Discharge, Psychosocial Assessment, Group, Acute Care Hospital, Behavioral Health

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