Bakersfield Memorial Hospital - Bakersfield, CA

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The incumbent is responsible for assessing, planning, facilitating and advocating for options and services to facilitate a safe discharge. The incumbent performs the above in such a manner as to meet the individuals health needs in order to promote quality and cost-effective outcomes. The incumbent will advocate for the patient and family by identifying and valuing patient choices, spiritual needs, cultural, language and socioeconomic barriers. In addition, the incumbent will protect confidentiality while striving to achieve high levels of patient satisfaction and facilitating patient centered care by supporting effective communication and collaborative relationships within the interdisciplinary team and with patient and family interactions. Previous medical social work experience required. One year medical social work experience required. Three years medical social work experience preferred. Master's Degree in Social Work. Certification appropriate for the position preferred (CCM) Fluency in English verbal and written skills, working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and work related software required Bilingual skills in other languages preferred. BLS certification required.
Founded in 1956, Bakersfield Memorial Hospital was created to meet the needs of our community, and has grown from a small local facility to a large regional hospital serving all of Kern County. Today, we have more than 400 general acute beds, nearly 50 intensive care and cardiovascular recovery units, 13 state-of-the-art surgical suites, a full-service ER with nationally certified Stroke Center and the Central CA Heart Institute. In addition, we offer newly expanded birthing suites, a family care center, a 31 bed NICU, a 20 bed Pediatric unit, a full complement of diagnostic laboratory and imaging services and an outpatient surgery center. Other programs of note include our Women's Services and a Center for Wound Care and Hyperbarics. We are proud to say that we are an “Equal Opportunity Employer”.

“Bakersfield Memorial Hospital is now a tobacco-free campus.”

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