Dignity Health Medical Social Worker in WOODLAND, California


Dignity Health Woodland Memorial Hospital is Yolo County’s largest health care provider, serving the community since 1905. Woodland Memorial Hospital is a 108-bed acute care facility offering the most comprehensive range of health care services in Yolo County, including inpatient and outpatient surgical services, family birth center/labor and delivery, emergency services, sleep disorders center and cancer care services. Woodland Memorial Hospital is part of Dignity Health. Dignity Health is a 21-state network of nearly 11,000 physicians, 56,000 employees, and more than 300 care centers, including hospitals, urgent and occupational care, imaging centers, home health, and primary care clinics. For more information, please visit our web site at.


Position Summary:

The Medical Social Worker is responsible for counseling patients and families for emotional, social and physical issues by assisting them in coping with feelings and fears during hospitalization or outpatient treatment. Must be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills relevant to the principles of growth and development over the life-span of the patient and have the ability to interpret knowledge needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to is or her age specific needs. Responsible for performing psychosocial assessments and formulate appropriate plans, Assess and report incidences of suspected child abuse, dependent adult/elder abuse and domestic violence, Develop and maintain an empathetic environment with patients and families, Communicate effectively with the hospitalized patient and family members. Communicate psychosocial needs of the patient and family to the interdisciplinary team, Develop and maintain a professional working relationship with Woodland Healthcare and medical staff members. Develop and maintain a professional relationship with community health, welfare and social agencies, Maintain patients’ medical records, Maintain confidentiality. Actively participate in the Self-Managed Work Team process. Participate in hospital committees. Plan and organize work efficiently. Function independently and seek consultation from colleagues when appropriate. Maintain professional development by participating in continuing education as well as provide education to staff.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in Social Work

  • A minimum of one (1) year of acute care hospital experience of a combination of hospital and other clinical experience which provides for the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Knowledge of: The principles and practices of clinical social work in the healthcare setting, Individual and group consultation process, Principles of grief and loss counseling, Crisis intervention techniques, Patients’ rights, ethical considerations and cultural differences in dealing with the hospitalized patient, Community health, welfare, and social agencies, Chemical dependency and mental disorders.

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Job ID 2018-51724

Employment Type Per Diem

Department Care Coordination

Hours / Pay Period 16

Facility Woodland Healthcare

Shift Day


State/Province CA

Standard Hours Some weekend shifts required, 8-5