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Psychiatric Social Worker, LCSW FT Days

Apply Now Hospital Name PIH Health Good Samaritan Hospital Location Los Angeles, California Job Type Full-Time/Regular Job ID 22274-977 Date posted 05/14/2024

The Psychiatric Social Worker is a member of an interdisciplinary team who provides direct assessment, diagnosis formulation, treatment planning, treatment intervention and psychoeducation to members and/or family members. Majority of role entails direct patient care. Familiar with all aspects of psychopathology and recognize the appropriate and timely clinical treatment intervention needed. May work with specific age group as is determined by training and certificate. Assists the department leadership on various department functions including, but not limited to department performance improvement plan, development of care management programs and process, development of education plan and training of staff and performs clinical record audits. Works closely and in collaboration with Psychiatrist in developing programs related to mental health. Participates in departmental functions such as staff meetings, staff in-services, and committees as assigned.

PIH Health is a nonprofit, regional healthcare network that serves approximately 3 million residents in the Los Angeles County, Orange County and San Gabriel Valley region. The fully integrated network is comprised of PIH Health Downey Hospital, PIH Health Good Samaritan Hospital, PIH Health Whittier Hospital, 37 outpatient medical office buildings, a multispecialty medical (physician) group, home healthcare services and hospice care, as well as heart, cancer, digestive health, orthopedics, women’s health, urgent care and emergency services. The organization is nationally recognized for excellence in patient care and patient experience, and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) has identified PIH Health as one of the nation’s top hospital systems for best practices, cutting-edge advancements, quality of care and healthcare technology. For more information, visit or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

Required Skills

  • Demonstrate ability to provide timely and appropriate assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning and treatment intervention of patients.
  • Ability to provide consultation and instruction to staff regarding their assessment, intervention, planning and evaluation of cases.
  • Appropriate selection of treatment modality to members presenting problem
  • Demonstrates expertise in a variety of treatment methodologies
  • Knowledge with regulatory agency requirements, legal, policies, and protocols.
  • Demonstrate leadership and organizational skills.
  • Independent performer and provides appropriate and timely documentation of clinical encounters in members charts
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Provides clinical consultation in an integrated health care environment regarding family interactions, social determinants, and community resources.
  • Provides clinical consultation in an integrated health care environment regarding family interactions, sociocultural determinants, and community resources.
  • Familiar with and have expertise in a variety of treatment modalities.

Required Experience


  • Active California license as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker issued by the California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners
  • Master’s Degree from an Accredited School of Social Work.
  • 2 or more years of experience as a LCSW in healthcare
  • Received certificate of completion in Columbia Suicide Severity Rate Scale (C-SSRS)
  • Must obtain LA City Fire Card within 6 months of employment (PHGSH Only)


  • 2 or more years of experience working with mental health patients

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