Medical Social Worker II

  • Childrens Hospital and Research Center
  • UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland Oakland California 94609 US
  • Posted: Dec 04, 2018
Other Allied Health

Job Description

Job Summary:
The Medical Social Worker provides comprehensive clinical social work services for children and their families to assist them in coping with and adapting to the acute and chronic health care conditions of their children. As a member of the Hospital's interdisciplinary healthcare team, the Medical Social Worker assists the hospital in creating an environment and attitude responsive to meeting patient and family needs through understanding psychological, socioeconomic, cultural, emotional and spiritual factors influencing health and illness.  This position is located in our ______________ units.

Position Requirements:
Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. 
Medical Social Worker I: Registration as an associate with the Board of Behavioral Science Examiners.
Medical Social Worker II: Registration as an associate with the Board of Behavioral Science Examiners. One year post-masters' experience in a clinical setting.
Medical Social Worker III: Licensed by the Board of Behavioral Science Examiners.

Thorough knowledge of child and adult development theories and family systems theory. In depth knowledge of developmental theories and issues pertaining to the position's target population.  Previous experience in a health care setting, especially pediatrics preferred.  Prior experience in a community based organization or social services setting. 
Skills and Abilities: Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to work under pressure, respond to crisis situations, and to function as part of a multidisciplinary team. Experience:

Sit: Up to 6 hours/day 
Stand/Walk: Up to 6 hours 
Bend/Stoop: Up to 3 hours 
Reach: Up to 6 hours 
Rep Use of UE: Up to 6 hours 
Lift/Push/Pull: 25 lbs, over 25# with assistance or equipment
This job requires the ability to hear alarms, clients and/or instruction. The ability to see accurately from 20 inches to 20 feet. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.