Licensed Clinical Social Worker Bariatrics

SCL Health
Denver, CO
Post Date:
September 24, 2022
Job Status:



You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.


Your compassion is tangible: patients feel it in the hand they hold. Families feel it in your prayers. Colleagues feel it in your support.


You know when to move quickly. When to sit quietly. When to laugh loudly.


Youre great at what you do, but you want to be part of something even greater. Because you believe that while individuals can be strong, the right team is invincible.




Conveniently located in the heart of Denver, Downtown Surgery Specialists offers the full spectrum of common general surgery procedures including endoscopy, anti-reflux/foregut, endocrine, breast and minimally invasive robotic procedures. Our expert surgeons are committed to providing unmatched surgical care in a compassionate environment using the latest technology and techniques


Saint Joseph Hospital is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. Our 365-bed facility is one of the top-ranked hospitals in Denver, and has been awarded the highest national recognition possible for nursing excellence  Magnet designation  by the ANCC. We are proud to extend the mission of SCL Health by providing care for the poor, the vulnerable, our communities and each other. Our deep community roots date back to 1873, making us one of the oldest hospitals in Colorado.


Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, weve launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling and paid time off. We also offer financial wellness tools and retirement planning.




Together well align mission and careers, values and workplace. Well encourage joy and take pride in our integrity.


Well laugh at each others jokes (even the bad ones). Well hello and high five. Well celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value of spirituality in healing.


Were proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn.


Your day.


As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, you need to know how to:

  • Conduct psychosocial assessment interviews with patients to approve or deny readiness for bariatric surgery
  • Provide triage, assessment, and counseling for patients as identified as needing behavioral health intervention
  • Develop and implement treatment plans for stabilization and behavioral modification, mobilization and disposition appropriate for patient care. 
  • Function as part of a multidisciplinary team to develop patient care plans
  • Provide services using accepted psychotherapeutic models and interventions
  • Provide consultation to primary care providers as needed and collaborate with staff and providers on treatment plans.
  • Consult and act as liaison with all other members of the treatment team to mobilize patient
  • Provide educational information to patients and their families
  • Provide aftercare planning
  • Participate in patient-centered departmental and inter-disciplinary meetings as well as non-departmental meetings and ongoing hospital committees as requested.
  • Maintain clinical skills through continuing education.
  • Complete all required competencies and maintain all health standards as required by hospital in a timely manner

Your experience.


We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:

  • Masters Degree in Social Work
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Colorado  (LCSW)
  • Knowledge and experience with managed care


  • Spanish proficiency
  • Previous experience in integrated healthcare, bariatric or primary care
  • Experience working with and sensitivity toward special populations, including those with limited income, limited education, and non-English speaking individuals
  • Experience with PC software applications in word processing, Epic, Google applications

Your next move.


Now that you know more about being a Licensed Clinical Social Worker on our team we hope youll join us. At SCL Health youll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place.



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