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Category: Allied Health/Advanced Practice
Facility: Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland
Department: Palliative Care
Schedule: Part Time
Shift: Day Shift
Hours: 36 hours/week, flexible days
FTE: 0.90000
Job Details: State License
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Job Summary:
The Medical Social Worker provides comprehensive clinical social work services for children and their families to assist them in coping with and adapting to the acute and chronic health care conditions of their children.  As a member of the Hospital’s interdisciplinary healthcare team, the Medical Social Worker assists the hospital in creating an environment and attitude responsive to meeting patient and family needs through understanding psychological, socioeconomic, cultural, emotional and spiritual factors influencing health and illness.  This position is part of our palliative care team.

Position Requirements:
Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
License Required: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Experience: Previous experience in a health care setting, especially pediatrics preferred.  Prior experience in a community based organization or social services setting.
Knowledge, skills & Abilities: Thorough knowledge of child and adult development theories and family systems theory.  In depth knowledge of developmental theories and issues pertaining to the position’s target population. Ability to work under pressure, respond to crisis situations, and to function as part of a multidisciplinary team. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Physical Requirements:
Administrative/Patient Interact:
Sit: Up to 6 hours/day
Stand/Walk: Up to 6 hours
Bend/Stoop: Up to 3 hours
Reach: Up to 6 hours
Rep Use of UE/Grasp: Up to 6 hrs
Lift/Push/Pull: 25 lbs, over 25# with assistance or equipment
This job requires the ability to hear alarms clients and/or instruction. The ability to see accurately from 20 inches to 20-ft. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function of this position.

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland 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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