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Social Worker, Per Diem - Interstitial Lung Disease Clinic (CLIN SOCIAL WORKER 2 PD)

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POST DATE 9/2/2016
END DATE 10/11/2016

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

San Francisco, CA
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Job Classification
Part Time
Job Type
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Masters Degree


Job Title

Social Worker, Per Diem - Interstitial Lung Disease Clinic (CLIN SOCIAL WORKER 2 PD)

Job ID


Job Code


Job Family

Clinical Professional



Weekly Hours

8 ; 20%

Appointment Type

Per Diem


ILD Clinic


Variable 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

The UCSF Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) program is a leading international center for clinical and research excellence in ILD. Our growing clinic and program requires the expertise of a social worker to address the significant psychosocial needs of those affected by ILD.

The ILD Clinical Social Worker acts as educator, advocate, and liaison for patients/caregivers/families in the ILD Clinic and Program.

The ILD Clinical Social Worker collaborates with the ILD program multidisciplinary team - physicians, nurses, staff, as well as with ancillary services, other departments, insurance case managers, referring physician offices, pharmacies, oxygen suppliers, palliative care and hospice, and other pertinent entities such as the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation - to address the significant psychosocial needs of those affected by ILD, with the goal of assisting them in achieving the highest level of quality of life.

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

Required Qualifications

* Masters degree from a CSWE accredited school of Social Work

* Knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position

* Demonstrates resourcefulness, effective written and oral communication, diplomacy, organizational and analytic skills

* Self-directed, assertive and creative in problem solving, systems planning and patient care management in a high volume work environment

* Basic pager, telephone, and computer skills including the use of the internet

* Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with interdisciplinary teams

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

Preferred Qualifications

* Three years experience in a hospital setting


* N/A

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.

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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