Oncology Social Worker - Cancer Center
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- Excellent Pay and Generous Benefits including a Pension and Continuing Education Reimbursement
- Excellent Team Orientated Culture
- Free Gym for Employees
Under the leadership of the department director and in consultation with the Director of Care Coordination Services or other LCSW, the licensed Oncology Social Worker provides professional clinical social work intervention to patients diagnosed with cancer. This position provides counseling, crises intervention, 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. The person in 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.
Minimum two years experience in a clinical social service setting preferred. Experience in the acute care hospital or inpatient psychiatric unit setting preferred. Must have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing, comprehension, and speaking (required). Ability to effectively interact with patients and significant others during times of transition of care. Positive communication and public relation skills. Ability to work as an integral member of an interdisciplinary team. Must 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. Knowledge of community resources. Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel and Word.
Master of Social Work Degree licensed in the State of California.
Board of Oncology Social Work Certification (OSW-C) preferred. The ability to obtain and maintain a valid California license as an LCSW, or has applied for and is eligible to obtain LCSW licensure in California within two years of hire.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Assigned Work Hours:
Weekdays, 8-hours per day. Start times range from 0700 on Tuesdays and Fridays, and 0800 for the other days of the weekday. Position offered as a 0.6 - 0.8 FTE position.