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Medical Social Worker

Company: Sutter Health
Location: Novato
Posted on: June 3, 2021

Job Description:

The Medical Social Work Associate (MSW) provides crisis intervention, information, referrals, and discharge planning for patients and their families, ranging in age from infancy to geriatrics. Serves as an expert and liaison to community resources. Provides coordination of complex discharge planning needs and referrals to appropriate support services. Achieves a timely, effective, coordinated discharge plan by involving other members of the health care team. Works closely with Clinical Reviewers to achieve the highest quality care and service and the best possible outcomes in a cost-effective manner.


  • Masters degree (MSW) from accredited school of social work required
  • Current licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of California preferred
  • Minimum of two years experience in a Health Care setting and one year acute care hospital experience required
  • Previous experience in Discharge Planning preferred

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Strong clinical psychosocial skills with ability to conceptualize clinical situations and demonstrate application of theory appropriate to specific age groups.

  • Knowledge and understanding of individual, child and family development, human behavior and communication, discharge planning and the influence of culture and values in social environments.

  • Ability to plan and implement an effective discharge plan for patients and families.

  • Knowledge of Medicare , MediCal , State and Federal regulations.Knowledge of child, elder, domestic and dependent abuse reporting requirements

  • Knowledge of Community resources and hospital contracts

  • Knowledge of Hospital Policy and Procedures

  • Computer skills, including Microsoft Office applications

  • Good interpersonal and communications skills

  • Ability to work under the supervision of the Supervisor of Social Services

  • Strong clinical assessment and critical thinking skills

  • Time management skills

Keywords: Sutter Health, Novato , Medical Social Worker, Other , Novato, California

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