This position requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the mission of Orange Coast Medical Center. It is expected that the employee demonstrate behavior consistent with our core values: Integrity, Accountability, Best Practices, Compassion and Synergy. The employee shall support Orange Coast Medical Center’s strategic plan and participate in and advocate performance improvement/patient safety activities. The Social Worker provides social work services to patients and families in all hospital areas specific to assignment. The Social Worker assists patients in addressing psycho-social issues they face as it relates to their acute or chronic illness and/or disability. The Social Worker is responsible for providing interventions to remove psycho-social barriers preventing safe and timely transition through the continuum of care. They skillfully advocate in empowering patients to maintain a level of control over their treatment and ensure self-determination. In addition, the Social Worker focuses on ensuring quality care while actively engaging in cost effective measures such as Performance Improvement Projects, LEAN activities and other hospital wide initiatives. Professional services include, but are not limited to biopsychosocial assessment, brief treatment, crisis intervention, patient education, discharge planning, custodial placements, and resource management.