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Clinical Social Worker, Per Diem - Adult Psychiatry-Inpatient (CLIN SOCIAL WORKER 2 PD)

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POST DATE 9/2/2016
END DATE 10/22/2016

University of California - San Francisco Medical Centers San Francisco, CA

San Francisco, CA
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Part Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Masters Degree


Job Title

Clinical Social Worker, Per Diem - Adult Psychiatry-Inpatient (CLIN SOCIAL WORKER 2 PD)

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Job Code


Job Family

Clinical Professional



Weekly Hours

8 ; 20%

Appointment Type

Per Diem


Adult Psy IP Svc


8-hour Days

Full/Part Time


Union Information

This classification is represented by a union

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Our legacy of unsurpassed patient care and unceasing mission to integrate high-tech medical research with clinical operations has led to our prestigious standing as one of the top 10 hospitals in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report. As a premier health care institution dedicated to advancing health worldwide, UCSF Medical Center can also be the best place to advance and shape your career.

The medical center's employees are one of the most important reasons why we are recognized as one of the nation's best hospitals. To work at UCSF Medical Center is to be part of an institution that provides the highest caliber of care to patients; a nurturing, dynamic and team-oriented atmosphere in which to best use your skills and talents.

Job Summary

Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital & Clinics is a teaching hospital providing inpatient (IP) services to adults in psychiatric crisis.

The IP social worker is responsible for the timely completion of psychosocial assessments, effective discharge planning and regular family meetings. It is the responsibility of the IP social worker to take the lead in establishing and implementing discharge plans that support patient well-being and maintain patient flow off the unit. The IP social worker participates in teaching trainees, organization-wide and service based performance improvement projects and special projects as requested.

The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Medical Center locations is required.

Living Pride Standards

Service Excellence

* Demonstrates service excellence by following the Everyday PRIDE Guide with the UCSF Medical Center standards and expectations for communication and behavior. These standards and expectations convey specific behavior associated with the Medical Center s values: Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Diversity and Excellence, and provide guidance on how we communicate with patients, visitors, faculty, staff, and students, virtually everyone, every day and with every encounter. These standards include, but are not limited to: personal appearance, acknowledging and greeting all patients and families, introductions using AIDET, managing up, service recovery, managing delays and expectations, phone standards, electronic communication, team work, cultural sensitivity and competency.

* Uses effective communication skills with patients and staff; demonstrates proper telephone techniques and etiquette; acts as an escort to any patient or family member needing directions; shows sensitivity to differences of culture; demonstrates a positive and supportive manner in which patients / families/ colleagues perceive interactions as positive and supportive. Exhibits team work skills to positively acknowledge and recognize other colleagues, and uses personal experiences to model and teach Living PRIDE standards.

* Exhibits tact and professionalism in difficult situations according to PRIDE Values and Practices

* Demonstrates an understanding of and adheres to privacy, confidentiality, and security policies and procedures related to Protected Health Information (PHI) or other sensitive and personal information.

* Demonstrates an understanding of and adheres to safety and infection control policies and procedures.

* Assumes accountability for improving quality metrics associated with department/unit and meeting organizational/departmental targets.

Work Environment

* Keeps working areas neat, orderly and clutter-free, including the hallways. Adheres to cleaning processes and puts things back where they belong. Removes and reports broken equipment and furniture.

* Picks up and disposes of any litter found throughout entire facility.

* Posts flyers and posters in designated areas only; does not post on walls, doors or windows.

* Knows where the Environment of Care Manual is kept in department; corrects or reports unsafe conditions to the appropriate departments.

* Protects the physical environment and equipment from damage and theft.

Required Qualifications

* Masters degree in social work, counseling, or related field from and accredited university, or an equivalent combination of education and experience

* Demonstrated knowledge of mental health system in SF bay area, and demonstrated ability to navigate mental health system to organize services for patients and family members

* Demonstrated ability to provide timely and accurate psychosocial assessments, case management and discharge planning to a caseload of high-risk severely mentally ill adults

* Demonstrated ability to complete psychosocial/functional assessments, mental status examinations, comprehensive treatment development, and discharge planning

* Excellent documentation and clinical skills

* Ability to prioritize, work independently, excellent follow-up, work well under pressure and meet deadlines

* Experience with populations diverse in ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation

* Demonstrated excellent communication and interpersonal skills

* Demonstrated excellent attendance and reliability

* Demonstrated ability to assess suicide and violence risk

* The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Medical Center locations is required

Preferred Qualifications

* Experience with severely mentally ill, homeless, and dual diagnosis populations

* Completed training in verbal de-escalation, PRO-ACT or similar module


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Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Further information about the University of California, San Francisco, is available at UCSF seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.


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