Provides counseling, guidance and education services to oncology patients, family and care partners in an outpatient setting. Provides education and support services to hospital staff and the medical community regarding the psychosocial impact of cancer.
The ideal and successful candidate must have a consistent work history with proven experience and demonstrated knowledge in the following areas:
· Excellent communication skills with the ability to relate to a diverse patient and staff. Accuracy with typing and spelling, accurate data entry skills.
· Aptitude to multi-task and thrive in a busy, fast-paced environment.
· Ability to work independently, productively and accurately with minimal supervision.
· Demonstrates working knowledge and understanding of types and stages of cancer, including treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery.
· Demonstrates knowledge of and intervention skills for the common biopsychosocial issues related to the experience of cancer.
· Initiates and responds to referrals for patients who are diagnosed with cancer, both in hospital inpatient and outpatient settings.
· Assesses patient, family and/or care partner’s need for emotional support, education and resources or referrals.
· Documents assessment and any services provided in the appropriate section of the patient’s chart.
· Maintains knowledge of necessary resources, provides information and answers inquiries.
· Provides short-term counseling (individual, family, group), crisis intervention and patient education according to scope of service.
· Demonstrates ability to address concerns, feelings and fears raised by patients and family who are experiencing the diagnosis of cancer.
· Facilitates education opportunities for staff and the community as needed.
· Facilitates/coordinates education and cancer-related support groups.
· Maintains patient confidentiality according to HIPPAA guidelines.
· Works cooperatively and collaboratively with medical staff, patients, family, physicians, outside agencies, payors, and referral sources.
· Attends required meetings and participates in committees as requested.
· Follows hospital policies, procedures and protocols.
· Assists other social workers with cases, as necessary.
· Enhances professional growth and development through in-service meetings, education programs, etc.
· Support of clinical research and participate in data collection as appropriate.
Masters Degree in Social Work.
Minimum 2 years experience with medical or hospital social work.
Experience in an inpatient and/or outpatient oncology practice providing support services to patients and families.
Affiliation with professional peer Oncology organization
Bilingual Spanish Speaker
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Exempla Healthcare - 30+ days ago