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Licensed Clinical Social Worker

National University
California, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 4, 2022
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Position Summary :

The Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) will provide professional social work treatment and services to patients across the lifespan. The LCSW will determine patient eligibility for third party reimbursement and will identify social service resources for referral as appropriate. This part-time position (40%) reports to the Project Manager and works collaboratively with the clinic team in meeting the social service needs of the patients served.

Note: This position requires onsite work two days/week in Los Angeles, CA.

Essential Functions :
  • Collaborates with the Project Manager and Advanced Practice Nurses in providing behavioral health treatment plans for those patients demonstrating positive findings on behavioral health screening tools
  • Provides mental health counseling services
  • Develops and maintains the social service program, drafting supporting policies, procedures, and guidelines for the program
  • Develops and maintains a thorough knowledge of referral resources throughout the service area
  • Communicates with the Project Manager to report patient progress, needs, concerns, and potential and actual problems
  • Maintains accurate and timely records including clinical and progress notes according to clinic policy
  • Works closely with members of the health care team in the development of the plan of treatment, including discharge plans, based on the psychosocial assessment and accepted social work interventions
  • Develops working relationship with leaders in community resource groups, representing the clinic at meetings and on various committees that address the social needs of patients, such as the Community Advisory Board
  • Acts as resource person for other members of the health care team, providing in-service education and consultation in understanding the social and emotional factors related to health problems.
  • Maintains knowledge of the field including Medicare, Medicaid, and other third-party reimbursement sources
  • Participates in planning and implementing quality improvement activities
  • Adheres to National University Nurse Managed Clinic policies
  • Attend regular staff meetings, trainings, off site healthcare events, and other meetings, as requested
Supervisory Responsibilities : N/A

  • Master’s degree in Social Work
  • At least one year of social work experience in a health care setting
  • Valid driver’s license and transportation to make clinic site visits
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker certification required (within 6 months of employment)
  • Experience with community facilities and resources for discharge planning
Competencies/Technical/Functional Skills :
  • Understanding of the roles of the healthcare team
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Deep understanding of the psychosocial aspects of illness and health
  • Superb written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong crisis intervention skills
  • Excellent short-term counseling skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook, SharePoint, Adobe and Peoplesoft
  • Knowledge of office policies and procedures, and strong organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment with frequently changing priorities.
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills to work cooperatively with diverse individuals; proven ability to communicate professionally.
  • Works well independently, possess the ability to take direction, work as a team player, and maintain confidentiality.
Travel: Travel up to 75% to ensure clinical practice consistency across all clinic location

The National University System is committed to maintaining a high-quality, diverse workforce representative of the populations we serve. As a network of nonprofit educational institutions, the System employs more than 3,300 faculty and staff and serves over 41,000 students. We are united in our mission to meet the global education demands of the 21st Century and are dedicated to creating a supportive academic and work environment that allows for students, faculty and staff to develop their interests and talents while experiencing a sense of community and a commitment to diversity. With programs available both online and at our many campus locations, the National University System is a leader in creating innovative solutions to education and meeting the needs of our diverse student population, including adult learners and working professionals.

National University offers an opportunity to work in an innovative environment that supports diversity.

National University (NU) is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employee per applicable federal, state and local laws. At NU, a diverse mix of highly talented, innovative and creative people come together to make the impact of a lifetime for each of our student learners. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment, education, and admission at National University. We are focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, color, ancestry, age, family care status, veteran status, marital status, creed, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, and other legally protected group status.

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