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Licensed Care Social Worker [CLIN LIC SOCIAL WORKER PD]

University of California- Davis Health
vision insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, sick time, long term disability
United States, California, Sacramento
September 21, 2023

The Licensed Clinical Social Worker role is a hybrid position that will provide support to ambulatory specialty clinics including but not limited to: PM&R, Orthopedics, and Spine Clinic. The primary role of the LCSW is to assist patients and families/caregivers in coping with the social/emotional issues and practical arrangements related to the patient's illness, as well as promoting the delivery of effective, cost-efficient, quality patient care.

The LCSW delivers age-appropriate social work care to patients and their caregivers in accordance with agency policy and procedure and state and federal regulations. The LCSW serves as an integral member of the healthcare team providing assessments, coordination, treatment planning, information and referral to community resources and other social work services to meet the complex needs of patients and families in the hospital and clinic settings.

The LCSW shall adhere to and promote the ethics and values of the social work profession, using the NASW Code of Ethics as a guide to ethical decision making. The LCSW will advocate for the patient's right to self-determination, confidentiality, access to supportive services and resources, and appropriate inclusion in decision making that affects their health and well-being. The LCSW will be an active participant and work collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team by recognizing and offering services that address the biopsychosocial needs of the patient. The LCSW demonstrates the ability to fulfill these responsibilities through clinical assessment, accurate and sound judgement, and maintaining professional communication.

The LCSW position requires a high level of clinical judgement, problem-solving skills, creativity, organizational and priority setting abilities, with excellent communication skills. The LCSW may be asked to participate in special projects and collect data to improve the quality of services delivered to our patients. The LCSW must be flexible as changes in technology, healthcare coverage, regulatory requirements, and our patient population may mandate changes to workflow, work standards, and work practices on an as needed basis.

Apply By Date

(October 5th at 11:59pm); Interviews and recruiting process may occur at any time.

Minimum Qualifications

  • California Clinical Social Worker License (LCSW)
  • Master's degree from accredited School of Social Work
  • Skills, knowledge, and ability performing psychosocial assessments on pediatric/adult/geriatric populations
  • Knowledge of suicidal behavior, ability to assess lethality, and the ability to develop appropriate treatment plan
  • Knowledge and understanding of individual/child/family development, human behavior and communication, the influence of culture and values in social work practice, case management, and the relationship between social work practice and medicine
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, make independent judgments, and have decisions be reviewed if they represent significant departure from departmental goals
  • Ability to organize a variety of concurrent activities, set realistic goals/objectives, plan ahead, meet deadlines without compromising quality
  • Knowledge of community resources
  • Knowledge of chronic and acute disease and how it influences individual and family functioning
  • Demonstrated awareness of, and sensitivity to, dealings with cultural and socioeconomic diversity
  • Basic understanding of computer and EMR functionality
  • Knowledge of child, elder abuse, and domestic violence reporting requirements, and other significant legislation and laws regulating social work practice, e.g., Tarasoff, patient confidentiality, etc.
  • Ability to make appropriate interventions based on law and policy

Preferred Qualifications

  • Behavioral Health experience
  • Evidence-based therapies experience
  • Must have valid driver's license and use personal vehicle in work related activities

Department Description

Ambulatory Care works to implement UCDH's vision by engaging our patients and community using the power of teams to provide compassionate, collaborative, and equitable care across the continuum through results-driven care management, actionable data, and evidence-based practice. Our services comprise of 16 primary care clinics and 44 specialties that together encompass Ambulatory Operations.

Position Information

  • Salary or Pay Range: $48.82 - $64.43
  • Salary Frequency: Hourly
  • Salary Grade: 145
  • Number of Positions: 1
  • Appointment Type: Career
  • Percentage of Time: 100% - Full time
  • Shift Hours: 08 hours
  • Location: Ellison Ambulatory Care Center, Sacramento, CA
  • Union Representation: Yes- HX - Residual Health Care Prof
  • Benefits Eligible: Yes
  • Hybrid/Remote/On-Site: On-site


  • High quality and low-cost medical plans to choose from to fit your family's needs
  • UC pays for Dental and Vision insurance premiums for you and your family
  • Extensive Maternity and Paternity Leave Benefits
  • 14 paid Holidays annually
  • Vacation/Sick Leave/Paid time off
  • Continuing Education (CE) annual allowance for eligible positions
  • Annual Tuition Discounts and Learning & Development Courses for eligible positions
  • Paid time off for Professional Development Training
  • Access to free professional development courses and learning opportunities for personal and professional growth
  • Wellness and on-site Employee Assistance Program including access to free mental health services
  • Supplemental insurance offered including additional life, disability, short/long term disability, pet insurance and legal coverage
  • Retirement benefit options for eligible roles including Pension and other Retirement Saving Plans. More information on our retirement benefits can be found
  • UC Davis cares about building a community, which is why we provide resources to enhance as well as (ERGs) to support our staff
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Physical Demands and Work Environment

  • Occasional overtime and/or flexible hours may be necessary as determined by the Department

Special Requirements

  • This position is a critical position and subject to a background check and drug screen. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history, identity checks and drug screen.
  • As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California , as may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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