Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) - Outpatient Behavioral Health Unit


Come and be a part of our healing team at the award-winning Marin General Hospital! Ranked in the top 3% of general hospitals in the country, we have made great strides since returning to our roots as an independent hospital. As Marin County?s only acute hospital and a vital resource for a wide range of essential health care services, it is our mission?and our passion?to excel in every medical specialty. We attract the finest physicians and employees who appreciate having the best of both worlds: the resources and medical sophistication of an academic medical center combined with the personalized, caring touch of an independent hospital. We have an exceptionally collaborative team that adheres to the highest service excellence standards to ensure that we deliver world-class, personalized care to patients. Till date, our Joint-Commission accredited hospital has won numerous awards and certifications in delivering best-in-class health care in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Marin General Hospital currently has an opportunity for a Outpatient Behavioral Health-LCSW I


Clinical Social Worker I/Clinical Social Worker?II?is an experienced Social Work Clinician, Licensed (LCSW) by the State of California. As increasing knowledge and competency are demonstrated, supervision is correspondingly reduced. ?LCSW?II?must be employed in the department for 2 years to be eligible and take on a project which benefits the department.? This position requires a Master's degree in Social Work (MSW) from an accredited school of social work, and an?LCSW?License. As a member of a multidisciplinary health care team, Medical Social Workers provide thorough bio-psycho-social assessments, develop treatment plans, provide appropriate intervention services and/or discharge planning to patients as well as their families receiving services within any area of Marin General Hospital. The scope of work also includes advocacy, linking patients and families to community services/providers and crisis intervention. Social Work Clinicians provide consultation, orientation and training to health care staff on the effects of bio-psycho-social, cultural and economic issues on the management of patient health needs


Master's degree in Social Work (MSW) from an accredited college or university and licensed in?California?as an LCSW or licensed in another state and working toward licensure in California under ASW status.


LCSW plus 2 years experience in health care setting Minimum 1 year acute care hospital experience


These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification


Current California Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) license (Board of Behavioral Health Examiners)

Certified as a Basic Life Support provider (BLS) within 90 days of hire

Management of Assaultive Behavior (MAB) training within 90 days of hire, and maintain annually.


A.??? ESSENTIAL (not modifiable) For Levels I and II

1.? Clinical

  1. Provides psychosocial assessments and treatment to patients and or families related to adjustment to illness and discharge planning.

  2. Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide cultural, spiritual and age specific care by obtaining specific care information and assessing relevant information needed to identify each patient?s unique treatment and discharge planning needs.

  3. Performs unit/department/program specific comprehensive psychosocial assessments, ensuring pediatric, adult and elderly patient?s age related needs and coping mechanisms are clearly identified.

  4. Through comprehensive psychosocial and or psychiatric assessments (5150), formulates accurate diagnostic impressions in order to facilitate treatment and or discharge plan.

  5. Acts as patient advocate and resource regarding patient?s needs including financial considerations.

  6. Possesses clinical expertise to effectively assess, coordinate, implement and evaluate all services required to meet the needs of the patient.

  7. Provides individual, conjoint family and group therapy as appropriate to setting.

2.?? Collaborative

  1. Maintains effective communications with staff and attending physicians related to patient?s psychosocial and psychiatric needs.

  2. Maintain open communication and positive working relationships with all hospital departments as well as adheres to hospital chain of command.

  3. Willing to assist others and supports other hospital personnel in providing optimal patient care.

  4. Demonstrates a clear understanding and adherents to designated unit/department/program as well as overall policy and procedure.

  5. Collaborates with physicians, patients, families and treatment team members in the development of the patient?s plan of care.

  6. Assist and promotes patient/family education and ensures that the patient?s educational needs are being met.

  7. Works with public and private sectors (i.e. public guardian?s office) to ensure best treatment outcomes as well as completes necessary documents consistent with LCSW scope of practice.? Oversees physician?s need for timely submission of legal documents.

  8. Provides clinical information for placement and referral to outside agencies consistent with HIPAA and state guidelines for special needs populations.

  9. Interprets and cites applicable laws and regulations to staff and physicians pertinent to individual patient needs.

  10. Provides clinical supervision to master?s level social work interns as well as interprets psychosocial information to other healthcare professionals, including nursing students.

3.??? Discharge Planning

  1. Maintains and provides current information and referral services to patients, caretakers and families related to appropriate community resources and agencies.

  2. Independently case finds, coordinates and implements discharge plans on all special needs patients.

  3. Maintains knowledge of current eligibility criteria for a wide array of community resources.

  4. Maintains positive working relationships with community agencies.

  5. Utilizes and expands knowledge base of community resources.

  6. Initiates contact with state, county and private resources, including family, to facilitate discharge to the least restrictive level of care.

  7. Provides advocacy for clients in accessing appropriate community based resources.

  8. Develops and implements discharge plan for all special needs patients.

4.??? Documentation

  1. Provides accurate, clear, concise, relevant and timely documentation in patient?s charts accordingly to individual units/departments/programs documentation system and their adherence to specific CMS and State regulations.

  2. Maintains consistent and clear documentation on daily assessment of patients related to care plan.

  3. Documents timely initial psychosocial assessment according to unit/department/program?s standard of care.

  4. Documents all collateral contracts.

  5. Documents all discharge planning efforts, including timely insurance reviews.

  6. Documents treatment planning according to each units/departments/program standards by using each unit/departments/programs specific forms.

  7. Maintains confidentiality of privileged communication with patients and families adhering Clinical Social Work Practice.


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