Clinical Social Worker 3 (LCSW) – Palliative Care (Santa Monica)

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UCLA Health
March 29, 2021
Los Angeles, California
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Clinical Social Worker 3 (LCSW) – Palliative Care (Santa Monica)


Summary Information
Posting Category:
Social Worker/Psychologist
Work Location:
USSanta Monica, CA
Job #: 13314
Work Hours:
Monday-Friday, 8:00am- 5:00pm; hours may vary
Job Type: career
Duration: Indefinite
Salary Range:
$43.95 – $52.53 Hourly
Layoff Referral Deadline:
Bargaining Unit:
Posted Date:
March 26, 2021


You can make a difference in people’s lives every day. When you join UCLA Health, you’ll be working at an institution that provides leading-edge care to the people of L.A. and throughout the world. We provide our team members with the environment and support to do amazing work, because each and every one of them plays a vital role in our commitment to care.










  • Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) from an accredited program and LCSW Licensure
  • Ability to travel to Palliative Care Clinics owned by UCLA
  • Knowledge of psychosocial and other rehabilitation related problems that arise in individuals with complex conditions at all phases of their disease and treatments
  • Knowledge of psychosocial distress screening instruments and interventions in a medical setting
  • Ability to formulate assessments of psychosocial needs of individuals with complex conditions and frequent hospitalizations
  • Skills required to facilitate individual, group and family therapy interventions
  • Skill in using computer database software to maintain and update resource referral network, all patient tracking, rehabilitation needs using software such as an Electronic Medical Record such as CareConnect with appropriate class work
  • Ability to identify referral sources and to provide referrals for economic, psychosocial and home health care programs
  • Knowledge and ability to function as a team member, working with other staff social workers and clinicians to develop patient groups, lectures and other programs
  • Ability to understand the mission of the Program and to implement its objectives for the delivery of patient care
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities including seeing patients at multiple sites, under various conditions, without a specific office
  • Interpersonal skills to interact effectively with patients and medical staff including physicians and nurses to function as a team member
  • Ability to provide clinical knowledge to less experienced clinicians including developing didactic trainings, evaluating students, field instructor accreditation


  • Experience and knowledge working with medical patients in outpatient and/or inpatient medical environments
  • Experience working as a liaison with inpatient/outpatient units and community agencies
  • Knowledge of bereavement process
  • Knowledge, skill and ability to work autonomously using specific software programs such as Word, Excel, Outlook and any other programs for EMR
  • Familiarity with CareConnect or other EPIC-based electronic medical record software


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