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Verified Pay $67,421 - $122,315 per year
Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Oakland, California

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Clinical Social Worker - La Jolla - 125047

Job Description

Extended Deadline: Tue 10/17/2023

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: /

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 09/05/2023 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 09/14/2023. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


Under general supervision, and in addition to performing the full range of operational level duties, the Clinical Social Worker is responsible for administering social service program or relevant work. Provides social work services consisting of discharge planning, continuing care services and clinical social work services, including crisis intervention, mandated reporting, information and referral, coordination of health and mental health services with community providers. The social worker is responsible for education and advocacy of patients, families and/or significant others. Participates in related department functions, such as community and program education. The Clinical Social Worker is required to work in all acute medical units including NICU and burn. Complete assessments in the NICU within two days of admission, completes weekly and discharge progress notes, and has the ability to case find. Other duties as assigned.

Depending on experience of the selected candidate, this position will be hired at the Clinical Social Worker I, II or III level.

  • A Master's degree from an accredited school of social work (MSW).

  • Must possess the knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Must be able to work within a team environment.

  • California LCSW license (must have this certification to be hired at level III).

  • Proven clinical training and/or work experience in the acute care, inpatient setting.

  • Experience working with specialty medical populations, transplant, oncology, NICU and/or psych.

  • Minimum two (2) years of post-MSW Social Work experience is required to be hired at level II.

  • The pay scale for the CSW1 (less than 2 years post-MSW experience) is $67,421-88,781. The pay scale for the CSW2 (2+ years post-MSW experience) is $82,747-$109,014. The pay scale for the CSW3 (with California LCSW) is $92,853-$122,315.

  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.

  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $82,747 - $109,021 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $39.63 - $52.21

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, the only Burn Center in the county, and and dozens of outpatient clinics. We invite you to join our team!

Applications/Resumes are accepted for current job openings only. For full consideration on any job, applications must be received prior to the initial closing date. If a job has an extended deadline, applications/resumes will be considered during the extension period; however, a job may be filled before the extended date is reached.

To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit .

UC San Diego Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

UC San Diego is a smoke and tobacco free environment. Please visit for more information.

UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free environment. Employees may be subject to drug screening.

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$67,421 - $122,315 / Year
La Jolla Medical Center
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Posted: 10/13/2023

Job Reference #: 125047