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Social Worker (ma/MSW)

Company: Universal Health Services
Location: Torrance
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:


Clinical Social Worker Opportunity

Del Amo Behavioral Health System, a subsidiary of UHS, offers a safe and compassionate environment for individuals looking for hope and healing from emotional, psychiatric and addiction issues.

Del Amo Behavioral Health offers a wide range of options, including inpatient, outpatient and specialty programs that includes children, adolescents, adults and seniors. Whether addressing the needs of adults, adolescents or children, we are committed to providing our patients with treatment to help them find recovery that endures. Our patients receive the same quality treatment from our thoughtful and compassionate team no matter the level of care.

Learn more and apply today by visiting our website at:

Benefits include:

* Competitive Compensation & Generous Paid Time Off
* Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Plans
* 401(K) with company match and discounted stock plan
* Eligibility for Student Loan Reimbursement Program on 91st Day
* Eligibility for Educational Assistance available at 6 months of hire
* Challenging and rewarding work environment
* Career development opportunities within UHS and its 300+ Subsidiaries!

The Clinical Social Worker assists in the integration of social services functions in the patient care, discharge planning and aftercare planning process with other hospital departments, external service organizations, agencies and health care facilities. The Clinical Social Worker provides direct care to patients as appropriate and ensures compliance with quality patient care and regulatory standards. The Clinical Social Worker assists patients and their families using psychotherapeutic skills to understand, identify and resolve complex problems resulting from psychiatric illnesses utilizing group and individual therapies. Duties include but are not limited to:

* Conduct psychosocial assessments.
* Provide social work consultation to physician, nurses, other hospital staff members, patients, patient's relatives and coordinates with community agencies upon requests and in coordination with assigned social worker.
* Provide discharge-planning services and arrange for post-hospital/post-outpatient treatment care of patients through external services as requested.
* Coordinates social services discharge and home care planning processes to facilitate continuity of care with all assigned patients.
* Lead and/or co-lead group therapy on assigned hospital units and outpatient services.
* Demonstrates ability to conduct family and community interventions appropriately.
* Coordinates social services treatment plan with patient treatment plan within appropriate timeframe.
* As requested, assists patients and families in understanding, accepting and following medical recommendations.
* Completes reporting (child abuse, adult abuse, Tarasoff, domestic violence) activities per Del Amo Hospital policy.
* Always maintains complete thorough records, including charting. Reviews and updates periodically.
* Provides information and guidance to patients, families and other hospital departments regarding psychosocial aspects of patient's post-discharge treatment and recovery plans as requested.

As one of the nation's largest and most respected hospital companies, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Steadily growing from a startup to an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, UHS today has annual revenue nearing $10 billion. In 2017, UHS was recognized as one of the World's Most Admired Companies by Fortune; ranked #276 on the Fortune 500, and listed #275 in Forbes inaugural ranking of America's Top 500 Public Companies.

Our operating philosophy is as effective today as it was 40 years ago: Build or acquire high quality hospitals in rapidly growing markets, invest in the people and equipment needed to allow each facility to thrive, and become the leading healthcare provider in each community we serve. Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has more than 81,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates more than 320 acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom.

EEO Statement

All UHS subsidiaries are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates. UHS subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and as such, openly support and fully commit to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion and compensation of individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success.


At UHS and all our subsidiaries, our Human Resources departments and recruiters are here to help prospective candidates by matching skillset and experience with the best possible career path at UHS and our subsidiaries. We take pride in creating a highly efficient and best in class candidate experience. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, etc. If you are suspicious of a job posting or job-related email mentioning UHS or its subsidiaries, let us know by contacting us at: or 1-800-852-3449.


Education: Master Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or related field required.

Credentials: Licensure by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences as an LCSW, MFT or Registered Associate/Intern preferred.

Experience: Previous placement or internship in a psychiatric setting preferred.


* Must be able to perform assignments with minimal supervision;
* Must be able to make sound, independent judgments based on scientific and/or ethical principles;
* Must be able to collaborate with other multidisciplinary team members in an appropriate fashion;
* Must be capable of adapting to varying workloads an work assignments on a constant basis;
* Must have effective comprehensive reading skills, strong communication skills, written and verbal.

Keywords: Universal Health Services, Torrance , Social Worker (ma/MSW), Healthcare , Torrance, California

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