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in Panorama City, CA

Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Panorama City, California

About this job

Responsible at 1-2 acute general medical center(s) and associated outpatient facilities for planning, developing, and evaluating/improving social services which may include provision/delivery of social services treatment, discharge planning and case management services at one or more of the following departments/locations: continuing/extended care, home health, hospice and psychiatric in-patients, as well as day treatment and partial hospitalization patients. Provides services which add value and are linked to strategic business and organizational goals and objectives.


Essential Functions:
- Plans, develops, implements, maintains and improves/evaluates social services; policies and procedures, delivery of social work programs/services; quality management; fiscal management and patient/community planning services.
- Manages staff (including staff deployed to multiple departments and locations).
- Ensures competencies.
- Provides clinical leadership and supervision/consultation.
- Develops, implements and monitors the quality management programs for social services.
- Assesses and analyzes staff development needs.
- Develops, and/or presents educational/development services that support the delivery of high quality social work services.
- Develops and manages departmental budget and costs including identification and implementation of opportunities for improved services, value enhancement, and cost reduction/management.
- Manages (including collaborating with human resources) and resolves human resources, labor relations, employee performance issues, safety and risk management issues.
- Analyzes and implements appropriate staffing levels and skill-mix.
- Recommends, develops and implements new programs enhancing quality of care and services to specialized patient populations.
- Participates in writing and/or develops grant proposals.
- Identifies community resources.
- Collaborates with community organization in developing new programs and enhancing community services for members and other users of our services.
- Collaborates/consults with medical center physician chiefs, departmental managers, other users of social work services, regional departments, and health plan members on psycho-social matters, service needs and ensures that service is provided in an integrated and comprehensive manner.
- Identifies issues which interface with service delivery and develops techniques to resolve them.
- Ensures compliance with federal, local and state regulatory/compliance standards.

Basic Qualifications:
• Minimum five (5) years of clinical social work experience, including two (2) years of experience in social work supervision or program management in acute hospital setting.
• Master's degree in social work from an academic institution accredited by the Council of Social Work Education.
License, Certification, Registration
• Current and valid LCSW.
Additional Requirements:
• Demonstrated ability to utilize knowledge, principles and practices of fiscal and program management.
• Ability to demonstrate knowledge of social services treatment/delivery issues, as well as theories of human development and psycho dynamics.
• Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.


Preferred Qualifications:
• N/A




  • Manager of Social Medicine department- Clinical and Operational oversight-inpatient, ED, ICU, outpatient MOBs, etc.

PrimaryLocation : California,Los Angeles,West Los Angeles Medical Center
HoursPerWeek : 40
Shift : Day
Workdays : Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
WorkingHoursStart : 08:01 AM
WorkingHoursEnd : 05:01 PM
Job Schedule : Full-time
Job Type : Standard
Employee Status : Regular
Employee Group/Union Affiliation : NUE-SCAL-01|NUE|Non Union Employee
Job Level : Manager with Direct Reports
Job Category : Behavioral Health, Social Services & Spiritual Care
Department : West LA Medical Center - Social Services - 0806
Travel : Yes, 15 % of the Time
Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.