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Providence Health & Services Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) - Case Management in San Pedro, California


Providence is calling a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) (On-Call/Day Shift) to Providence Little Company Of Mary San Pedro Hospital in San Pedro, CA

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We are seeking a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who will provide clinical social work services on the Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) in a manner consistent with the philosophy and objectives of LCM-SPH and the NASW. The Social Worker is responsible for psychosocial assessments. Participates in treatment team planning, processing commitments, discharge planning/case management service, crisis intervention, and liaison services with referral sources and other departments within the Providence Health & Services and community. Patients to include adults 18 years or older. Designated as a Behavioral Health Clinician to perform 5150 evaluations. All LCSWs must follow the guideline by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health for LPS designation and keep their designation in current status.

In this position you will:

  • Provide age appropriate direct service intervention proactively and upon request to individual patients, couples, families and groups to include: Psychosocial assessments, short term psychotherapy, supportive therapy, discharge planning and community resource referrals

  • Review charts and completes intervention with emphasis on identification of issues related to psychosocial assessment, treatment plan, intervention/referral and follow-up

  • Actively participate/facilitate patient care rounds/case conferences

  • Proactively identify unmet patient needs in area of service and initiates programs/services/in-services as needed

  • Consistently prioritize caseload by completing assigned work with minimal assistance

  • Knowledgeable and helpful in assisting patients with advanced directives. Keeps current on ethical issues in patient care

  • Proactively identifies areas of unmet need in relation to patient rights and follows through with appropriate intervention

  • Maintain knowledge of policies related to clinical and organizational ethics as evidenced by “coaching” of staff and participation in Bioethics Committee and/or specified ethical issues

  • Recognize indicators of abuse and neglect; consistently follows mandatory reporting guidelines

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of reporting responsibilities and shares with healthcare team evidenced by providing employee in-services as the need is identified

  • Proactively participates in the Mary Potter Program for Human Dignity by referring all appropriate candidates

  • Collaborate with other department staff relative to shared cases in a timely manner

  • Attend the majority of staff meetings and participates in departmental functions. Communicates when unable to attend

  • Actively participate in hospital and community programs and committees pertinent to areas of service

  • Concentrate on area of assignment but maintains the flexibility to perform routine duties in any area of the hospital

  • Assist the department in special projects, as assigned

  • Assist with social work coverage within other areas of the ministry including inpatient, emergency department and post-acute care services

  • Willingly accept on-call and/or weekend assignments as requested or required by the department. (Refer to LCMSA “On-Call” Policy and Procedure) to include mobile PAT team during day on evenings and weekends. Travel throughout Little Company of Mary Service Area may be required

  • Documentation/Information Management:

  • Demonstrate working knowledge of the hospital Information System

  • Practice professional confidentiality and serves as a role model for others

  • Document appropriate information pertaining to the individual patient in a specific, accurate and thorough manner to allow for follow-up problem/resolution

  • Maintain proficiency in computer and written documentation as defined by department guidelines

  • Keep an updated personnel record per facility policy (i.e., PPD, Educational Record)

  • Leadership and Supervision:

  • Practice in a professional and knowledgeable manner

  • Serve as an internal and LCMSA resource for others regarding psychosocial issues in patient care

  • Act a role model and maintains a positive approach to change

  • Practice effective two-way communication

  • Provide referrals for psychosocial issues to healthcare team members (i.e., referrals to EAP).

  • Demonstrate the ability to make appropriate decisions within the scope of responsibility

  • Share valuable information with co-workers and peers

  • Development:

  • Complete mandatory continuing education requirements for relicensure, as appropriate, independently

  • Demonstrate interest in professional growth through attendance of workshops and seminars

  • Attend LCMSA in-services and other educational activities to maintain current knowledge of practice and technology that is utilized in the role

  • Provide in-services to others on the healthcare team (i.e., Speakers Bureau)

  • Provide orientation to new employees/students, as requested

  • Provide clinical consultation to staff/physicians regarding the psychosocial aspects of patient care, assisting others to improve their knowledge base

  • Set valuable and attainable annual objectives

  • Performance Improvement:

  • Uphold and strives to meet the Continuum/System goals and objectives - accepting change positively

  • Participate performance improvement in patient care related issues using the C.A.R.E. methodology

  • Identify issues, seeks resolution and ensures follow through

  • Seek assistance/input when needed from manager/director, as needed

  • Budgetary:

  • Utilize time and supplies wisely

  • Meet deadlines for assigned duties

  • Attend meetings on time

  • Is flexible within the department to assist others/provide coverage

  • Possibly identify areas of potential savings

  • Adapt working hours to job requirements


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Master's Degree in Social Work

  • LCSW licensure by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS)

  • Designated as a Behavioral Health Clinician to perform 5150 evaluations within 18 months of hire

  • All LCSWs/LMFTs must follow the guideline by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health for LPS designation and keep their designation in current status

  • CPI certification (nonviolent crisis intervention training) within one (1) year of hire

  • Two (2) years of experience in healthcare related setting with psychiatric mental health patient population or within an emergency department working with psychiatric patients

  • Computer experience as needed for the job

  • Advanced communication skills to communicate effectively with patients, interdisciplinary team physicians and the community

  • Knowledgeable of case management, group leadership skills, age specific growth and development, crisis and behavior management, family therapy theory and practice, and community resources

  • Flexibility and strong self-motivation / organizational skills to prioritize work and make decisions with minimal supervision

  • Courteous and cooperative service-oriented demeanor

  • Computer literacy as needed for the job

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Discharge planning experience

About the hospital you will serve

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro is a 259-bed nonprofit hospital that has served the Harbor and greater South Bay communities since 1925. Our Medical Center offers a comprehensive array of medical and surgical services each distinguished by innovation, quality and excellence in its respective area. We received the CHART “Certificate of Excellence” for receiving superior or above average results across the majority of outcomes and process measures publicly reported by CHART. We ranked in the top 21 among more than 240 hospitals throughout the state compared by California Healthcare Foundation, and were the first location in the South Bay to carry the Gold Seal of Approval® from The Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers. As a member of Providence, we are continually driven by the caring tradition of our heritage – the foundation of our Mission and core values – to embrace compassion, dignity, justice, excellence and integrity. Providence today celebrates unprecedented growth, recognition for top quality health care, a vibrant employee culture where new ideas are encouraged and a drive to help the underprivileged - all with an eye toward the future.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Day

Job Category: Behavioral Health

Location: California-San Pedro

Req ID: 301555