Medical Social Worker - Hospital (Full-time, FF) in Fairfield, CA at Northbay Healthcare

Date Posted: 2/21/2021

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    1200 B Gale Wilson Boulevard
    Fairfield, CA
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Job Description


Medical Social Worker - Hospital (Full-time, FF)
Full Time, FTE:  1
NorthBay Medical Center
Fairfield, CA

Job Summary:
Provides direct clinical social work service, counseling, discharge planning, and case management services to hospital patients and their families including assessment and documentation of emotional, social, financial, environmental or follow-up referral needs.  Works collaboratively with the interdisciplinary healthcare team.  Formulates a psychosocial plan of care related to assessment of patients unique strengths and needs.  Develops a discharge plan for case load as designated by the team.  Monitors progress toward goals of care and identifies barriers to meeting estimated length of stay.  Facilitates integration with community-based resources to optimize patient health.  Activities are consistent with System mission and values and in compliance with applicable regulations and System policies and procedures.

1. Master of Social Work from a school of Social Work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

Licensure and Certification: 
1. Preferred but not required for this position.

Experience, Knowledge and Skills: 
1. Minimum of two year’s experience within the acute health care setting or the community health setting, or intern or externship done at NorthBay HealthCare.
 2. Skills: 
• Strong psychosocial assessment skills.
• Strong critical thinking skills- must be capable of independent judgment, and have strong clinical decision-making skills.
• Skilled at working with patients and families coping with loss and grief.
• Excellent follow-through skills.
• Strong organizational skills with attention to detail required. 
• Must have working knowledge of motivational theories, system theories, developmental theories, and group dynamics. 
• Ability to work effectively with diverse populations, including those with respect to age, culture, ethnicity, and gender. 
• Basic proficiency with word processing required; basic proficiency with databases strongly preferred. 
• Must have strong written and oral communication skills.

1. The NorthBay Way is a set of value-based behaviors that are to be consistently demonstrated and role modeled by all employees that work at NorthBay Healthcare. The NorthBay Way principles consist of Caring, Communication, Collaboration, and Competence. 
2. Effective care-giving and advocacy skills for diverse clients- neonatal through geriatric- essential. 
3. Ability to build and maintain constructive relationships with team members, external service providers, System managers, and department staff – often within the context of competing interests – essential.
4. Demonstrates respect for others perspectives.


Day shift; week-days