The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) is the second largest health system in the nation, providing compassionate, quality care through its integrated system of hospitals and community-based clinics. DHS annually cares for about 600,000 unique patients, employs over 22,000 staff and has an annual operating budget of $4.3 billion. DHS leads the County’s effort to provide health services to the residents of Los Angeles County, of which approximately two million are uninsured. DHS hospitals also conduct post-graduate medical education through university affiliations for interns, residents and fellows to train the physician workforce for tomorrow.
We’re remaking the nation’s largest county-run correctional health system with a focus on social justice medicine, compassionate whole-person care, community partnership and professional growth. Every day, we put our vision and our values into practice as we strive to improve healthcare for uniquely underserved population.
Plans, organizes and directs a program of clinical social work services for inpatients, outpatients, and their families at a very large County medical center.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Plans, organizes and directs the clinical and/or psychiatric social work services.
Evaluates existing and future clinical and/or psychiatric social work service needs in order to establish goals, objectives and standards for the provision of clinical and/or psychiatric social work services.
Delegates to first level supervisors the responsibility for implementing and evaluating the effectiveness
of the programs, policies, and procedures pertaining to the delivery of social work services to patients and their families as well as those pertaining to the licensure and certification of professional social work staff.
Develops policies and procedures pertaining to the delivery of clinical and/or psychiatric social work services to patients and their families as well as those pertaining to the licensure and certification of professional social work staff.
Participates with hospital administration, medical administration, and professional staff of other disciplines in the formulation of programs, policies, and procedures to integrate and coordinate services.
Conducts periodic quality assurance meetings with subordinate staff to establish, document, and review quality improvement tends and to implement plans for improvement.
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