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Medical Social Worker

Company name
Satellite Healthcare, Inc.

Oakland, CA, United States

Employment Type

Case Management, Counseling, Healthcare, Public Interest

Posted on
Jun 11,2019

Valid Through
Sep 24,2019


Satellite Healthcare is a successful, nonprofit organization that has improved the lives of people living with kidney disease since 1973. We earn our national reputation for excellent patient care each day by offering a complete range of dialysis therapy choices, personalized clinical services, and unparalleled wellness education.

Satellite Healthcare provides expert, personalized kidney care at over 80 centers across the U.S. as well as at acute dialysis locations in California and Texas. Learn more about Satellite Healthcare at

The Medical Social Worker is responsible for psychosocial assessment for long term services to patients on dialysis treatment. Work with a health care team to promote patient's positive adjustment using brief counseling interventions and community referrals. Assist patients with financial/insurance problems; Medi-Cal and Medicare knowledge very helpful. Work is in an outpatient clinic working with an interdisciplinary team. Strong case management skills essential. Computer skills for documentation to meet timelines and regulatory expectations. Computer skills for documentation to meet timelines and regulatory expectations.


Minimum Qualifications


Master’s degree in Social Work from a graduate school that is accredited by the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE).


One (1) year of work experience in a behavioral or healthcare related setting.


Licensure as a professional social worker as designated by state requirements (for positions outside of the state of California). Current CPR certification (or within 3 months of hire date).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Ability to read, write, speak, understand and satisfactorily communicate with others in English

• Basic computer skills; proficient enough to be able to use computer software programs for medical record maintenance

• Second language skills very helpful

Company info

Satellite Healthcare, Inc.
Website :

Company Profile
Satellite Healthcare, Inc. (SHC) 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, SHC 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. We offer a drug-free work environment.By the 1960s, patients often traveled great distances to a regional medical center for life saving dialysis treatments. Dr. Norm Coplon, Satellite’s founder, believed it was possible to provide personalized dialysis care in a friendlier, more comfortable environment closer to where patients lived. With only six patients, the first Satellite dialysis center opened March 1st, 1974. Today, Satellite Healthcare’s staff of over 1500 work to improve the quality of life for more than 6500 patients, across 80 centers and six states. And, this is just the beginning. Our next 40 years promise to be just as exciting as our first.

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