Full Job Description
St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.
The Oncology Social Worker is responsible for providing Social Work and care management services to cancer patients as directed by the policies and procedures of the Outpatient Care Management department and Cancer Support Services department. The Oncology Social Worker provides professionally established methods of assessing a patient’s unique bio-psychosocial status, assists patients and families in resolving problem areas, and connects them with appropriate community resources and services. Responsible for the psychosocial component of care as it relates to medical stability and wellness, the Oncology Social Worker collaborates with other health care and non-health care professionals (both internally and outside the Network) to address individual continuum health related care needs.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Conducts comprehensive and ongoing psychosocial assessment and intervention for individuals with cancer and their family members.
Facilitates referral/access to community agencies, support services, and programs.
Provides short term counseling for patients and/or family members.
Provides guidance in accessing resources for practical needs such as transportation, insurance, financial assistance, disability, medical leave, durable medical equipment, personal care, etc.
Collaborates with the Palliative Care team to provide psychosocial support across the continuum.
Coordinates Distress Screening throughout the network cancer centers and provides necessary follow up, assessment, intervention and referral in response to screenings.
Functions as an advocate/liaison for patients, families, physicians, and members of the health care team.
Facilitates specialty related support groups.
Participates in community and staff education events.
Participates in program development for new programs/groups.
Communicates with health care team members across the continuum.
Maintains responsibility for own professional development through active participation in inservices and/or continuing education programs.
Takes an active role in QA/QI.
Maintains confidentiality of all materials handled within the Network/ Entity as well as the proper release of information. Complies with Network and departmental policies regarding issues of employee, patient and environmental safety and follows appropriate reporting requirements.
Demonstrates/models the Network’s Service Excellence Standards of
Performance in interactions with all customers (internal and external).
Demonstrates Performance Improvement in the following areas as appropriate:
Clinical Care/Outcomes, Customer/Service Improvement, Operational
System/Process and Safety.
Demonstrates financial responsibility and accountability through the effective and efficient use of resources in daily procedures processes and practices.
Complies with Network and departmental policies regarding attendance and dress code.
Demonstrates competency in the assessment, range of treatment, knowledge of growth and development and communication appropriate to the age of the patient treated.
PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:
Sits up to 6 hours a day for 2 hours at a time. Stands for up to 3 hours a day for up to 1 hour at a time. Walks up to 4 hours a day for up to 15 minutes at a time. Frequently uses the fingers and hands to manipulate objects. Frequently lifts, carries, pushes and/or pulls up to 10lbs. Occasionally/rarely lifts, carries, pushes or pulls objects of greater weights. Must have ability for touching as it relates to perceiving attributes of an object. Must have the ability to hear normal conversation. Must have the ability for seeing as it relates to general, near, far, color, peripheral vision. Must have visual attributers of depth perception and visual monotony. Frequently must reach above shoulder level. Occasionally must stoop, bend & crouch.
Master’s degree in Social Work from an educational institution accredited by the National Council on Social Work Education (NCSWE) preferred. May have Bachelor’s degree in Social Work with minimum 5 years oncology Social Work experience.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
MSW with minimum of two (2) years’ experience in medical social work (oncology preferred) or other experience as related to site of service required or as above.
Weekday part time hours, day shift with varying hours based on the needs of the department.
Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!
St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.