Medical Social Worker - Hospital (On-call)
at Northbay Healthcare

Date Posted: 5/23/2019

Job Description


Medical Social Worker - Hospital (On-call)

On Call, FTE: 0
NorthBay Medical Center
Fairfield, CA

Job Summary:
Provides direct clinical social work service, counseling, discharge planning, and case management services to hospital patients and their families including assessment and documentation of emotional, social, financial, environmental or follow-up referral needs.  Works collaboratively with the interdisciplinary healthcare team.  Formulates a psychosocial plan of care related to assessment of patients unique strengths and needs.  Develops a discharge plan for case load as designated by the team.  Monitors progress toward goals of care and identifies barriers to meeting estimated length of stay.  Facilitates integration with community-based resources to optimize patient health.  Activities are consistent with System mission and values and in compliance with applicable regulations and System policies and procedures.

1. Master of Social Work from a school of Social Work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

Licensure and Certification: 
1. Preferred but not required for this position.

Experience, Knowledge and Skills: 
1. Minimum of two year’s experience within the acute health care setting or the community health setting, or intern or externship done at NorthBay HealthCare.
 2. Skills: 
• Strong psychosocial assessment skills.
• Strong critical thinking skills- must be capable of independent judgment, and have strong clinical decision-making skills.
• Skilled at working with patients and families coping with loss and grief.
• Excellent follow-through skills.
• Strong organizational skills with attention to detail required. 
• Must have working knowledge of motivational theories, system theories, developmental theories, and group dynamics. 
• Ability to work effectively with diverse populations, including those with respect to age, culture, ethnicity, and gender. 
• Basic proficiency with word processing required; basic proficiency with databases strongly preferred. 
• Must have strong written and oral communication skills.

1. The NorthBay Way is a set of value-based behaviors that are to be consistently demonstrated and role modeled by all employees that work at NorthBay Healthcare. The NorthBay Way principles consist of Caring, Communication, Collaboration, and Competence. 
2. Effective care-giving and advocacy skills for diverse clients- neonatal through geriatric- essential. 
3. Ability to build and maintain constructive relationships with team members, external service providers, System managers, and department staff – often within the context of competing interests – essential.
4. Demonstrates respect for others perspectives.


on-call position; days

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Part-Time
  • Location: Fairfield, CA
  • Job Type: Health Care
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 5/23/2019

About Us

At NorthBay Healthcare, we are committed to upholding the health, wellness, and vitality of the California community members throughout Solano County and beyond. Tracing our roots back to 1960, we are the area’s only locally-based, locally-managed non-profit healthcare organization. Our presence as a leader in innovative healthcare solutions is made possible by a talented team of professionals who enjoy making a difference as well as a living. We call it “The NorthBay Way.” The principles that lead our work include:

  • Caring– be friendly, be helpful; treat others in the way they want to be treated. Be compassionate; demonstrate genuine concern for the well-being of others. Affirm the worth and potential of others, and encourage caring behaviors.
  • Collaborationhonor promises and commitments; work in a spirit of cooperation. Establish and maintain healthy interpersonal relationships. Appreciate and use the knowledge and experience of others; fully support decisions once they are made. Be fair, be equitable, and be aware in all actions affecting others.
  • Communication be consistent; earn and maintain the trust of others. Listen first; strive to understand events as they have meaning to others. Provide frequent, direct, and truthful communications. Ensure a clear and compelling purpose for the work that needs to be done. Show appreciation, recognize results, and celebrate accomplishments.
  • Competence – take personal responsibility for uncompromising levels of service, quality, and safety. Be accountable for problems that cross your path: do whatever it takes to do the right thing. Manage resources with prudence and responsibility; encourage innovation and risk-taking in others. Engage in lifelong learning to grow more skilled, professionally and personally.

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