Social Worker_Outpatient Oncology
Company: Renown Health
Posted on: August 24, 2019
Under the direct supervision of the Institute for Cancer Services
Leadership and consultation with the Social Services Department
Manager, this position provides professional social work
intervention to patients diagnosed with cancer. This position
provides counseling, crises intervention, support programs,
financial resource information, patient advocacy, and referrals to
appropriate community resources for cancer patients and their
families/caregivers. This position works within a
multi-disciplinary team and serves as liaison for patients/families
with medical personnel and community resources. This position
provides optimal patient care by utilizing both professional mental
health counseling skills and knowledge of community resources. To
minimize patient stress and maximize coping skills in managing
their cancer diagnosis and treatment process.
Nature and Scope
This position provides services/intervention for patients and
families referred to the Institute for Cancer; demonstrating the
ability to work with patients' physical, cognitive, emotional and
psychosocial needs specific to the population being served. This
position provides psychosocial services to patients and families in
an outpatient setting to lessen the stress experienced due to a
cancer diagnosis and the treatment process, to enhance patient and
family coping skills, and maximize patient outcomes. This position
has the authority to make psychosocial assessments and involving
patients and families; to make mental health recommendations and
referrals; to initiate and follow through on referral plans; and to
prioritize caseload needs. When possible, the family/caregiver or
those having a significant impact on patient outcomes are
considered part of the social worker's evaluation and intervention
process. This position also provides comprehensive case management
for cancer patients in the outpatient setting, including community
resource referrals, contacts with cancer-related foundations and
serving as liaison with medical and social service providers.
Additionally, the incumbent will serve on the Cancer Committee and
assist with accreditation guidelines with regard to
measuring/monitoring patient distress and provide appropriate
services to address this guideline
The outpatient social worker will assume responsibility for
documenting all significant patient contact in a progressnote in
the EHR. This position works independently, seeking out supervision
and consultation as needed. This position is also available for
consultation, providing oversight of a Social Worker I, and
supervision of bachelor and master level social work interns.
Additional responsibilities include planning/implementing
psycoeducational programs, providing quarterly reports for Renown
Cancer Committee, attending weekly Cancer Conferences, Cancer
Support Services meetings, all applicable department staff
meetings. This position also participates in community outreach
efforts, actively supports community agencies and foundations with
cancer-related events, and is available for public speaking
engagements as authorized by Administration. The social worker
performs all clerical duties associated with the essential
functions of this position.
The major challenges to this position is providing support to
patients, families and staff in mentally and emotionally stressful
situations, keeping abreast of relevant cutting edge developments,
participating in continuing education to maintain a current
knowledge base of social work practice, and demonstrating excellent
time management skills to accommodate for varying caseloads. Other
related duties may be required.
This position has the authority to review and evaluate each case;
establish work priorities; and differentiate between services the
hospital can provide and those services, which can be provided more
appropriately by the community.
This position does provide patient care.
The foregoing description is not intended and should not be
construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills
and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is
intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and
level of the job.
Requirements - Required and/or Preferred
Must have working-level knowledge of the English language,
including reading, writing and speaking English. Master of Social
Work Degree from an accredited institution required
Requires minimum two years' experience in a clinical social service
setting. Oncology experience preferred.
Masters prepared social worker degree at minimum. Ability to obtain
and maintain a State Of Nevada Social Worker license. Requires
valid Nevada license as an LSW, LISW, LCSW, LASW or is eligible for
licensure in Nevada
Board of Oncology Social Work Certification (OSW-C). If not
currently certified, certification process must begin within 3 yrs
post hiring date.
Computer / Typing:
Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook,
PowerPoint, Excel and Word and have the ability to use the computer
to complete online learning requirements for job-specific
competencies, access online forms and policies, complete online
benefits enrollment, etc.
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