This position requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the mission of Long Beach Medical Center (LBMC). It is expected the employee demonstrate behavior consistent with our core values: Integrity, Accountability, Best Practices, Compassion and Synergy. The employee shall support LBMC strategic plan and participate in and advocate performance improvement/patient and employee safety activities. This position requires seven days a week including holidays (major and minor) “on call” coverage on a rotating basis as determined by the Social Work Services Director and/or designee and the needs of the department. In addition, this position requires your presence on the premises of the medical center during your assigned shift.
The Licensed Clinical Social Worker provides social work services to patients and families in all hospital areas specific to assignment. The Licensed Clinical Social Worker assists patients in addressing psycho-social issues they face as it relates to their acute or chronic illness and/or disability. The Licensed Clinical Social Worker is responsible for providing interventions to remove psycho-social barriers preventing safe and timely transition through the continuum of care. They skillfully advocate in empowering patients to maintain a level of control over their treatment and ensure selfdetermination. The professional licensure allows this individual to provide clinical and casework supervision under the Board of Behavioral Sciences to staff in accordance with the needs of the department. In addition, the Licensed Clinical Social Worker focuses on ensuring quality care while actively engaging in cost effective measures such as Performance Improvement Projects, LEAN activities and other hospital wide initiatives.
Professional services include, but are not limited to: biopsychosocial assessment, brief treatment, crisis intervention, suicide risk assessments, homeless assessments, case consultation, patient education, discharge planning, resource management and clinical supervision of Associate Social Workers.