Social Work Educator - Education & Professional Development - Per Diem/Varied in Lancaster, CA at Antelope Valley Hospital

Date Posted: 7/15/2020

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Job Description

Job Objective:

Under the direction of the Director of Education & Professional Dev, or designee, the Social Work Clinical Supervision Educator is responsible for assisting Social Work Case Managers with direction and guidance pertaining to social work issues, as well as evaluating, assisting to develop a Patient Centered Integrated Care Model Plan. The Social Work Clinical Supervision Educator is expected to function as a member of the interdisciplinary team regularly participating in the Acute Episode Life Cycle of Care across the care continuum.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Social Work Case Management: Effectively plans, organizes and evaluates work duties of self and unit staff to promote quality social work, case management and patient care activities.
  1. Assist with the development of department goals ongoing, annually with the Director of Education & Professional Dev in alignment with the hospital’s philosophy, goals, and objectives.
  2. Collaborates with internal as well as external providers to draft, implement and manage care directives in the Plan of Care.
  3. Responsible for assisting in the planning, scheduling and maintaining of Case Managers and Social Workers work schedules in a manner that incorporates continuity of care, staff competency and patient acuity.
  4. Develop, draft, and complete bio-psycho-social assessments.
  5. Create, organize, document, evaluate and implement treatment Patient Centered Plans of Care. Regularly evaluates patient care delivery of Social Workers from data compiled from written documentation, observation, and comparison to established standards.
  6. Participates in multidisciplinary rounds and ancillary rounds to provide a safe, clean and secure environment for patients, staff and visitors.
  7. Initiates, oversee, delivery culturally sensitive clinical interventions and short term counseling as determined by the interdisciplinary team or referral.
  8. Regular oversight/participation in the coordination of care planning of Social Workers in Discharge Planning and Post-Acute Care Planning in accordance Evidence Based Practices and Standards of Care for Social Worker.
  9. Participates in Transitions of Care. Promotes communication interdepartmental.
  10. Researches, communicates and recommends alternative cost effective health care services to the health care team. Participates in the Utilization Review of patient with complex bio-psycho-social needs.
  11. Directs and provides Crisis Intervention for acute patient as needed.
  12. Supports Social Workers in obtaining and providing community resources for patient and their families.
  13. Serves as a patient and hospital advocate regarding all clinical, social, financial and ethical healthcare matter.
  14. Performs/Oversight of Social Workers in the reporting of suspected child, domestic, adult and elder abuse or neglect.
  15. Assist with consultations for discharge planning.
  16. Performs/assist with the coordination of adoptions in accordance with hospital policy.
  17. Coordinates family conferences.
  18. Provides training/education to social workers as well as hospital staff, as requested.

  1. Builds and leads a high performing Team: Motivates, Inspires and develops employees to accomplish goals and objectives.
  1. Interviews and selects staff for designated unit.
  2. Contributes to staff meeting at least monthly to discuss department and hospital goals, progress toward goals, and other significant information concerning the unit and organization in collaboration with the department director.
  3. Provides an environment that promotes employee satisfaction and retention.
  4. Empowers and support staff to participate in changing processes and incorporating changes into their daily practices. Recognizes employee contributions.
  5. Monitors employee performance and provides ongoing feedback. Initiates corrective action when indicated. Completes employee performance appraisals according to the organization Human Resource Guidelines.
  6. Avoids preventable turnover. Initiates plan for change as appropriate. Ensures completion and processing of all personnel forms.
  7. Participates in recruitment events.
  1.  Organizational Teamwork and Collaboration: Collaboratively works with peers and others to set and achieve interdepartmental / organizational goals and to resolve barriers to interdepartmental / organizational performance.
  1.  Works with peers and co-workers to resolve conflict and duplication of effort and waste.
  2. Communicates to clinical and ancillary staff information essential for continuity of patient care.
  3. Attends required meetings or delegates responsibility when indicated in event of absence.
  4.  Works effectively with hospital leadership, Service Chiefs and other members of the medical staff.
  5. Evaluates the educational needs of employees and provides for inservices/training monthly and as applicable.
  6. Ensures an appropriate orientation plan for newly hired unit personnel. Approves continuing education programs attended by the staff.
  7. Communicates hospital policies and procedures to social services staff and promotes inter-departmental harmony.
  8. Communicates all pertinent information regarding resources and services to the Director of Education & Professional Dev.
  9. Promotes and maintains effective inter and intra departmental communication.
  10. Promotes communication with attending physicians and house staff to meet specific needs of the patient.
  11. Consults with and keeps the Director of Education & Professional Dev informed of activities, needs and problems on the social work department.
  12. Interprets, supports and implements organizational decisions, policies and procedures.

  1. LCSW Clinical Supervision Responsibilities

1. Provides clinical supervision to Associate Clinical Social Workers registered with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences in an individual or group setting as needed.

2. Completion of California Board of Behavioral Sciences required 15-hour clinical supervisor training within 2 years from the date of receiving initial LCSW.

Non-Essential Duties:

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Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Knowledge with mathematical concepts and the application of fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.
  • Knowledge and ability to practice as defined by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences adhere to standards as designed by the CBBS to practice as a Social Worker in the State of California in coordination with hospital policies and procedures.
  • Ability and knowledge to meet specific needs to all age group.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of legal and regulatory aspects of care, knowledge of legal documents pertinent to unit/area of care (accountability).
  • Demonstrates knowledge and competency on hospital information system.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of Patient Rights.


  • Skilled in transferring concepts into practical application.
  • Skilled in reading, analyzing and interpreting common scientific and technical journals and understanding regulatory requirements.
  • Skilled in the social work processes and possess effective decision making when establishing
  • plan of care.
  • Looking for an opportunity to work in healthcare the way you always dreamed you could? At Antelope Valley Hospital, our employees are at the heart of what we do best – delivering high quality, patient-centered healthcare.

    Antelope Valley Hospital, a 420 bed acute care facility, located just 60 miles north of Los Angeles, the Antelope Valley is one of Southern California’s fastest growing communities. We are a Level II Trauma Center and Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center Accredited. Serving the community for over 50 years, our non-profit hospital has grown to be the preeminent healthcare facility for our district’s nearly 1.2 million residents. 

    An Equal Opportunity Employer.


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