Licensed Clinical Social Worker – Northeastern Rural Health Clinics – United States

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Full Job Description

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)


Licensed Clinical Social Worker is the second and fully-qualified, full-proficiency level of professional social work for employees who are licensed by the State of California as Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW). Positions at this level are characterized by substantial professional responsibility and independence of action for providing social work services.


  • Collaborates with health care providers and staff to treat and plan for the social and medical needs of patients by consulting with other providers and making referrals. Devises, develops and implements treatment plans as necessary. May make a diagnosis as part of a treatment plan.

  • Conducts initial assessment of all new patients to evaluate social, emotional and physical needs by applying social work theories and techniques, interviews, and evaluations of patients and family members. Identifies factors which may interfere with obtaining maximum benefits from treatment.

  • Develops and implements patient management plans, including the coordination of referrals for specialty and social services, the recording of progress notes and the provision of continuity of care. Helps clients cope with environmental and psychological issues of illness by explaining options and treatments as well as making the appropriate referrals.

  • Manages assigned caseload. Prepares and maintains records and makes written and oral reports to document case activity concerning patient care, counseling and therapeutic activities in accordance with NRHC clinics policies. Prepares reports and other documents
    concerning patients.

  • Participates in monitoring and evaluating the quality and appropriateness of patient care.

  • Provide individuals, families, and groups with the psychosocial support needed to cope with chronic, acute, or terminal illnesses. Services include advising family care givers, providing patient education and counseling, and making referrals for other services. May also provide care and case management or interventions designed to promote health, prevent disease, and address barriers to access to healthcare.

Education Qualifications

Master’s degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university.

Experience Qualifications

Two (2) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to apply theories, principles and practices of medical social work and of social services delivery systems in a clinical center setting.
  • Ability to gather data needed to assess needs of patients and families.
  • Ability to manage a caseload, recall case details; maintain confidentiality of information; determine the appropriate course of action in emergencies and other stressful situations.
  • Ability to provide written case narratives and reports.
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply effective assessment, interviewing, and counseling techniques.
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply social work theories, principles and techniques.
  • Knowledge of hospital and medical center resources to access and provide for patient care needs, and act on behalf of client needs to obtain necessary services.
  • Knowledge of needs, problems, attitudes, and behavior of hospital patients and their families.

Licenses and Certifications

LCSW – Licensed Medical Social Worker – State Licensure

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