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Oncology Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Company: CEDARS-SINAI
Location: Alhambra
Posted on: August 8, 2022

Job Description:

Align yourself with an organization that has a reputation for excellence! Cedars-Sinai was awarded the National Research Corporation's Consumer Choice Award 19 times for providing the highest-quality medical care in Los Angeles. We were also awarded the Advisory Board Company's Workplace of the Year, 3 years in a row. This annual award recognizes hospitals and health systems nationwide that have outstanding levels or employee engagement. We hire people who are passionate about helping others and committed to being a blessing to our community. Join us, and discover why U.S. News & World Report has named us one of America's Best Hospitals!Depending on whether state law permits and under appropriate supervision (as dictated by state law), the outpatient Clinical Oncology Social Worker will be responsible for the planning, organization and implementation of social work services to cancer patients and their families. The clinical social worker is responsible for developing patient care goals and treatment plans as agreed upon by the patient's care team regarding psychosocial issues, and in agreement with the Cedars-Sinai Oncology Enterprise Patient and Family Support Program Social Work Care Model. The position requires experience and facility in brief therapy interventions, counseling, crisis intervention, problem-solving and conflict resolution, patient and family management, transdisciplinary collaboration, biopsychosocial assessments, navigation, education, advocacy, and community resource linkages.Essential job duties:

Complies with regulatory requirements (i.e. JACHO) appropriate for position.Manage and monitor distress screening tools and utilize these to triage patient needs, create evidence-based treatment plans and refer them to the appropriate resources.Respond in a timely manner to referrals initiated by various members of the medical oncology care and Patient and Family Support Program teams.Assess the psychological, physical and environmental factors impacting adult and pediatric cancer patients, and their families at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute, and possibly Oncology Enterprise Wide.Provide brief behavioral interventions to cancer patients and their families throughout the trajectory of the patient's cancer illnessConnect patients with appropriate resources including financial-aid/cancer specific grants, transportation services, home health options, community cancer wellness programs, insurance providers, hospices, Public and Private Benefits, etc.Participate in and manage the proper reporting of suspected abuse/neglect and other government-related reporting such as Child Protective Services, Adult Protective Services, Office of the Public Guardian, Long-Term Care Ombudsman, Community Care Licensing, and law enforcement.Advocate for patient rights and self-determination in the medical system.Discuss palliative care, hospice care, and advanced care planning with patients and participate in documenting the patient's wishes in their electronic medical records.Complete comprehensive documentation in the patient's electronic medical record, consistent with legal and organizational requirements.Evaluate caseload daily and assess achievement of short- and long-term patient goals, modify goals with providers and the care team based upon patient outcomes.Provide follow-up and outcome communication to the referral source (oncologist, Patient and Family Support Program colleague, family, home health personnel, community social worker, health plan)Collaborate with the transdisciplinary treatment team of physicians (psychiatry/cancer rehabilitation and survivorship/supportive care medicine), nurses, social workers, care managers, registered dietitians, chaplains, and medical staff to ensure integration of care.Attend weekly inter/multidisciplinary team meetings. Participate in weekly group and individual supervision. Provide On-Call Social Work Services.Perform other relevant duties in the scope of social work as assigned
Educational Requirements:
Master's in Social Work from an accredited school of social work.Achieved minimum years of social work experience as required by particular state regulations in a healthcare setting. -Licenses/Certifications:
Maintain active registration (ASW) in good standing with State of California, Board of Behavioral Science required. - LCSW Preferred.Certified as a Hospice and Palliative Social Worker desirable.Board of Oncology Social Work Certification desirable. -Experience:
2-3 years clinical social work experience, including a minimum of one-year experience in a healthcare setting preferred.Experience with Oncology or other complex illnesses care preferred.Possess excellent assessment skills and ability to implement brief behavioral interventions.Excellent writing and communication skills.Ability to exercise objectivity and good judgment relating to difficult and emotionally charged situations and the ability to interface effectively with patients, families, providers, management, and employees of the organization as well as facilities and agencies in the community, all while maintaining appropriate boundaries.Possess knowledge of community resources, Public and Private Benefits including Social Security Benefits.Experience and demonstrated skill in working with a transdisciplinary team.Bilingual preferred. -Why work here?Beyond outstanding employee benefits including health and dental insurance, vacation, and a 403(b) we take pride in hiring the best, most passionate employees. Our accomplished staff reflects the culturally and ethnically diverse community we serve. They are proof of our commitment to creating a dynamic, inclusive environment that fuels innovation.Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at - -and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.Cedars-Sinai will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories, in accordance with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.At Cedars-Sinai, we are dedicated to the safety, health and well-being of our patients and employees. This includes protecting our patients from communicable diseases, such as influenza (flu). For this reason, we require that all new employees receive a flu vaccine based on the seasonal availability of flu vaccine (typically during September through March each year) as a condition of employment, and annually thereafter as a condition of continued employment. - -
Working Title:Oncology Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Department:Onc PT & Fam Sup Svs
Business Entity:Service Lines & Ops
Job Category:,Patient Services,Patient Services
Job Specialty:Social Work
Position Type:Full-time
Shift Length:8 hour shift
Shift Type:Day

Keywords: CEDARS-SINAI, Alhambra , Oncology Clinical Social Worker, LCSW, Healthcare , Alhambra, California

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