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Clinical Social Worker, LCSW - Supportive Care Medicine

Company: CEDARS-SINAI
Location: South Gate
Posted on: July 28, 2022

Job Description:

Join Cedars-Sinai!Cedars-Sinai was awarded the Advisory Board Company's Workplace of the Year which is an award that recognizes hospitals and health systems nationwide that have outstanding levels of employee engagement. We also have a great benefits package and competitive compensation which explains why U.S. News & World Report has named us one of America's Best Hospitals!Why work here?Beyond outstanding employee benefits including health and dental insurance, vacation, and a 403(b) we take pride in hiring the best employees. Our accomplished staff reflects the culturally and ethnically diverse community we serve. They are proof of our dedication to creating a dynamic, inclusive environment that fuels innovation.A Little More About What You Will be DoingThe Clinical Social Worker, LCSW, is a member of a transdisciplinary inpatient palliative care consultation team caring for hospitalized adults with serious, life-limiting illness. Participates in daily interdisciplinary rounds to triage & discuss complex cases. Uses clinical judgment and discretion in determining which patients are in need of specialized palliative care social work support, and the frequency and duration of visits. Conducts trauma-informed psychosocial-spiritual assessments with hospitalized patients and their supports. Implements therapeutic interventions to aid in symptom alleviation and enhance coping. Attends to existential distress and anticipatory grief that may accompany advanced illness and/or the dying process. Engages patients & visitors in advance care planning. Participates as teaching faculty in the Palliative Medicine fellowship.

  • Evaluates and implements social service programs for patients with psycho/social issues focusing on seniors, catastrophic and chronically ill patients
  • Develops social service documentation tool/templates in EMR for Social Work consults, family counseling and group sessions and IS reports for outcome measurements
  • Performs triage for patients within corresponding team(s) and assists in coordinating patient care delivery, including DPA/POSLT and documents pertinent information in the case management system
  • Implements transitions of care between inpatient and continued outpatient follow up and vice versa
  • Initiates team care conference to include patient, family and care providers
  • Evaluates daily caseload and assess achievement of long and short term goals; Modifies goals with providers and care team based upon patient outcomes
  • Compiles and presents statistics and reports relating to patient outcomes and document findings in the patients EMR
  • Follows up on communication to the referral source, IE, PCP, family member, case manager, home health personnel, community social worker, Health Plan, etc.
  • Acts as the social services liaison for the department, particularly in the areas of: Advance Care Planning discussions, complex discharge planning, Biopsychosocial assessments
  • Refers patients to agencies that provides supportive services optimizing patients health plan benefit
  • Assists in arranging community resources and in the long term planning for patients transitioning to institutional setting
  • Provides alternatives for patients requiring specific services
  • Assists in the development and implementation of new policies and procedures for the department
  • Participates in advance care planning initiatives
  • Provide education about palliative care and hospice to patients, caregivers, and staff members
  • Conducts palliative care-specific psychosocial assessment and administers therapeutic interventions to aid in symptom-alleviation and enhance coping for hospitalized adult patients with serious, life-limiting illness, and their support systems. Participates as teaching faculty in the Palliative Medicine Fellowship

Keywords: CEDARS-SINAI, South Gate , Clinical Social Worker, LCSW - Supportive Care Medicine, Healthcare , South Gate, California

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