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Social Worker / Discharge Planner - Per Diem in Los Angeles at Los Angeles Community Hospital

Date Posted: 8/11/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Social Worker / Discharge Planner

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 Social Worker / Discharge Planner is responsible for facilitating psychosocial assessments; initiate contacts with a variety of community resources including the court system; maintain contact with family members, per need and/or patient request; provides clinical supervision to the clinical team; conduct groups; conduct chart audits for regulatory compliance and patient safety; assists with departmental policy and procedure development; provide social service employee evaluation input; and implement discharge planning. 

Job Responsibilities/Duties

  • Expertise in the following areas will be Psychosocial assessment, Legal aspects regarding psychiatric care, Discharge planning, Community resources and Group facilitation.
  • Evidence of skills in communications (both written and oral), organization and time management.    
  • Ability to relate to and maintain a rapport with co-workers, patients/clients, families and representatives of community resources.​


Minimum Education: M.S.W., BA or BS from an accredited school of social work required. Marriage & Family Therapist may be considered.

Minimum Experience: Minimum of five (5) years experience in a related Social Services field, preferably healthcare.

Req. Certification/Licensure: Current California Behavioral Science as an LCSW. Current American Heart Association (BLS) certification. Current CPI or MAB certification. 

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

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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, Patient Pick Up, Patient Discharge, Discharge Planning, Continuity of Care, PES