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Social Worker - Social Services in Foothill at Foothill Regional Medical Center

Date Posted: 10/27/2018

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Job Description

Social Worker - Social Services

We are hospitals and affiliated medical groups, working closely together for the benefit of every person who comes to us for care. We build comprehensive networks of quality healthcare services that are designed to offer our patients highly coordinated, personalized care and help them live healthier lives. Through collaboration, we strive to provide all of our patients and medical group members with the quality, affordable healthcare they need and deserve.

The Staff Social Worker reports directly to the LCSW and assists in meeting the psychological needs of patients to utilize medical care in order to achieve their optimal level of health. 

Job Responsibilities/Duties

  • Interviews patients and significant others to obtain information about social, economic, emotional and family situation. 
  • ​Interprets social and family information to attending physicians and other patient care team members. 
  • ​Determines social assessments for discharge planning.
  • ​Participates as a team member in conferences on behalf of patients with other health care personnel and other community agencies. 
  • ​Enables patients and their significant others to understand, accept and follow medical recommendations through individual or group conferences.
  • ​Contacts community resources and other pertinent sources in order to mobilize environmental services in patient's behalf. 
  • ​Performs a variety of services such advising on social problems, arranging for discharge of post-hospital plans, placement of patients in skilled nursing facilities or board and care homes, financial assistance, transportation. 
  • Develops and maintain good working relationships with other hospital and medical staff as well as community health, welfare and social agencies.
  • ​Participates and assists in departmental studies and projects as assigned. 
  • Performs basic administrative tasks related to job. 
  • Maintains the confidentiality of all information. 
  • Provides patient and families with counseling services.


Minimum Education: A Bachelor's Degree in Social Work or related field required.

Minimum Experience: Minimum of one (1) year experience in a hospital social services setting, preferred.

Req. Certification/Licensure: None.

Employee Value Proposition

Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc., is guided by a diverse and highly experienced leadership core. This group maintains the vision that has made Prospect a needed difference-maker in the lives of so many patients today, and many executives contribute to our continued efforts. As a member of our highly effective team of professionals you will receive:

  • Company 401K
  • Medical, dental, vision insurance
  • Paid time-off
  • Life insurance

How to Apply

To apply for this role, or search our other openings, please visit and click on a location to begin your journey to a new career with us!

We are an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to veteran status, disability, race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or other protected characteristics. If you need special accommodation for the application process, please contact Human Resources.

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Keywords: Screening, Evaluations, Crisis Intervention, Medical Social Work, Med SW, Hospital Social Work, Healthcare Social Work, LPS, Counselling.



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