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Mental Health Social Worker--per diem

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Mental Health Social Worker--per diem

Job Code:  121597
Facility: Heritage Oaks Hospital
Location: SACRAMENTO, CA US Western
Region: Western
Travel Involved: None
Job Type: Per Diem
Job Level:  Experienced (Non-Manager)
Minimum Education Required: Master's Degree 
Skills: Health Care -> Behavioral Health
Category: Allied Health
FTE: .01
Position Summary:
Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the nation's largest and most respected health care management companies, operating through its subsidiaries acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers nationwide. Founded in 1978, UHS subsidiaries now have more than 65,000 employees. The UHS business strategy is to build or purchase health care properties in rapidly growing markets and create a strong franchise based on exceptional service and effective cost control. Our success comes from a responsive management style and a service philosophy based on integrity, competence and compassion.

Built in 1988, Heritage Oaks Hospital has long been highly regarded as an integral part of the greater Sacramento and northern California mental health system. Heritage Oaks Hospital was recognized by the Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for 2011. Conveniently located in the northern part of Sacramento, Heritage Oaks is a fully accredited 125-bed acute psychiatric facility offering a full range of individually tailored treatment services to adolescents, adults and senior adults. Heritage Oaks provides confidential no-cost assessments as a community service. The hospital is a Medicare provider, and has contracts with most commercial health insurance plans, Medi-Cal and Medicare HMOs. The candidate selected will be responsible for the following:

Utilizing therapeutic treatment skills, the Social Worker performs social services functions to include assessing patients' bio-psychosocial needs to achieve their optimal level of emotional health. The social worker also provides basic consultation, teaching, complete specialized clinical social work services for patients and families receiving care, crisis intervention, short-term and long-term family therapy, and provides information and referrals as needed.

Education: Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Social work or Marriage and Family Therapy. Prefer incumbent to be licensed, license-eligible, or registered with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
Experience: Social Worker requires a minimum of ONE (1) years experience in a psychiatric health care facility, with direct experience in family and group therapies, crisis intervention, and treatment skills; must have strong clinical assessment skills.
License: LCSW, LMFT, license-eligible, or registered with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences preferred..
Additional Requirements: CPR certification is required (training available in-house.) Handle With Care training within 30 days of employment and prior to assisting in a restraining procedure. Must be able to pass a department competency exam upon hire. May be required to work flexible hours and overtime.

Scheduled hours of work will include some weekends.

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