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Medical Social Worker/LICSW - St.Joseph Hospital ($5000 Sign-On Bonus)

Company: Kaiser Permanente
Location: Tacoma
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:


Job Summary:

Provides a wide range of clinical social work services in a primary care or home health setting, including support and consultation to care team in managing patients. Evaluate psychosocial assets and deficits for the purpose of enabling the pt to maintain the greatest level of independence. Coordinates with others to establish a plan of care. Provides short term counseling, teaching and brokering with other resources for care giving needs.


Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide appropriate social work interventions to all age patients and their families including but not limited to psychosocial assessment, brief individual or family, advocacy, linkage, referral, group work, case coordination, and long-term care planning and placement.
  • Consultation and coordination with multidisciplinary team of care professionals and primary care site medical/nursery staff, to include family conferences, care conferences, team meetings and etc.
  • Assesses patient and family needs for care and communicates with other health care providers appropriately. Collects data relevant to visit with ongoing assessment throughout the duration of care. Evaluate psychosocial assets and deficits for the purpose of enabling the pt to maintain the greatest level of independence.
  • Evaluates patients/family needs through timely assessment, communication and observation. Modifies plan of care through assessement based upon patient/care systems response.

Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum one (1) year of previous social work experience.
  • Per the National Agreement, current KP Coalition employees have this experience requirement waived.


  • Masters degree in social work (MSW).

License, Certification, Registration

  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (Washington) OR Mental Health Counselor License (Washington) OR Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (Washington)

Additional Requirements:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated success as part of a multi-disciplinary team and commitment to diversity.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two (2) years of post-masters experience.
  • Care coordination experience in managed care system, in-/outpatient setting, skilled nursing or long-term care facility.
  • Knowledge of social case management, conflict resolution and team building practices.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office.
  • Familiarity with electronic charting.

Primary Location: Washington,Tacoma,St. Joseph Medalia Building Scheduled Weekly Hours: 36 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: 08:00 AM Working Hours End: 04:30 PM Job Schedule: Part-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: J03|SEIU|SEIU Therapist Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: St Joseph Hsp Rounding - UR-Discharge Planning - 1130 Travel: No Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

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