Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford Manager of Social Work (1.0 FTE, Days) in Palo Alto, California
1.0 FTE, 8-hour Day Shift
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford is the heart and soul of Stanford Children’s Health. Nationally ranked and internationally recognized, our 311-bed hospital is devoted entirely to pediatrics and obstetrics. Our six centers of excellence provide comprehensive services and deep expertise in key obstetric and pediatric areas: brain & behavior, cancer, heart, pregnancy & newborn, pulmonary and transplant.
The Manager of Social Workhas management and leadership responsibility for activities and operations related to institution wide provision of psychosocial services for patients and families. These interventions are designed to promote and enhance the physical and emotional well-being of patients and families with special attention to the impact of illness or disability.These patient care services are developed and delivered in accordance with the hospital and health system strategic plan and objectives. In addition this leadership role is responsible for establishing and maintaining strong working relationships with the medical staff, ancillary departments, and community agencies.This position also helps develop and deliver education and training for social work staff, social work interns, and hospital staff both to insure staff development.
The essential functions listed are illustrative examples of work performed by positions in this job classification. The duties, tasks, and responsibilities of the position are not limited to those listed below. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Service Standards of the Hospital(s).
• Performs supervisory functions by interviewing, selecting and providing training for new staff; by approving or disapproving recommendations from subordinate staff on personnel actions; by evaluating subordinates' performance; by hearing and resolving employee grievances; and by determining the need for and initiating disciplinary action in order to ensure adequate and competent staffing for the department, program, division or institution.
• Monitors and meets budget and operational targets.
• Advocates for appropriate space and other fundamental resources needed to perform high level social work functions.
• Deploys social work personnel to assure appropriate and adequate psycho social services for patients and families.
• Assists in identifying social work program priorities by evaluating the needs of target populations and assessing the availability of human, fiscal and equipment resources in order to implement policy and programs effectively.
• Assists in identifying, administering and coordinating policies and procedures for the Social Work Department.
• Helps maintain appropriate quality assurance mechanisms and internal controls.
• Maintains appropriate staffing ratios consistent with the needs of the organization and within budgetary parameters.
• Provides leadership and guidance to the overall provision of social work services to patients and families to ensure the delivery of high quality care.
• Responsible for the implementation, and review of social work policies and procedures, standards and programs that support the clinical practice of social work.
• Acts as an educational resource and provides consultation to staff, patients and their families.
• Participates and/or takes leadership in department and hospital-wide committees and task forces.
• Assists with departmental goal setting and implementation
Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.
Education: Master's degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university
Experience: A minimum of 5years of experience as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and 2 years of experiencein a leadership capacity.
License/Certification: LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) - Valid license issued by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.
• Ability to set short and long-term objectives, focus and prioritize resources, and evaluate outcomes.
• Ability to demonstrate strong advocacy skills for patients and families.
• Ability to represent the needs of the Social Work Department to all levels of management and to help provide the social work department with the necessary tools to provide the highest level of services to patients and families.
• Ability to apply theories, principles and practices of clinical social work in a hospital or medical center setting.
• Ability to establish strategic direction and business plans for social work services.
• Ability to effectively supervise, mentor and train social workers who are at a variety of experience levels and to evaluate work results.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Excellent interpersonal and team building skills.
• Demonstrated mastery of social work theories, principles and techniques and how to apply them.
• Demonstrates a strong ethical presence.
• Knowledge of computer systems and software used in functional area.
• Ability to develop and implement comprehensive and well integrated social work program in accordance with the requirements of external regulatory and accrediting bodies, as well as laws and regulations, applicable to the operation of hospital social services programs in the state of California.
The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability. Women and men, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.