Social Worker

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Westerly, RI
Jul 31, 2019


Job Description

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values-integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.


Provides a comprehensive range of services within a multidisciplinary setting to adult oncology patients with their families: a psychological evaluation, supportive counseling, financial counseling, discharge planning, overarching information and referral and follow-up. Acts as a liaison with the community to develop resources for the Cancer Center and its patients.

  • 1. Professional/Technical General Duties/Requirements
  • 1.1. Interviews patients and families to assess current emotional, financial and social circumstances in order to formulate a patient-focused, needs based, transitional plan of care.
  • 1.2. Provides adjustment counseling for patients and families experiencing acute, chronic, terminal or psychiatric illness and assists them with coping, understanding, and adaptation.
  • 1.3. Utilizes the following treatment modalities in working with patients and families: Crisis Intervention, Supportive Casework, Short Term Individual Therapy, Family Therapy.
  • 1.4. Applies counseling techniques in formulating and implementing treatment plans.
  • 1.5. Assists families/patients with completion of forms in order to access needed resources.
  • 1.6. Provides child, elderly, disabled and domestic abuse evaluations and clinical interventions, and coordinates needed services.
  • 1.7. Serves as a pediatric/geriatric/disabled/domestic abuse liaison between various involved State Agencies and the hospital.
  • 1.8. Maintains records and submits reports for abuse/neglect in compliance with State law.
  • 1.9. Provides substance abuse evaluations and community referrals.
  • 1.10. Provides clinical intervention with birth mothers at ?high risk? psychosocially, and coordinates community referral process.
  • 1.11. Provides patient information relative to Advance Directives and Organ Donation, and assists with their execution.
  • 1.12. Initiates and coordinates patient-related guardianship proceedings.
  • 1.13. Completes State and Federal forms to comply with law and regulation and documents in the patient medical record.
  • 1.14. As appropriate, provides education for community groups and staff on health/mental health related topics.
  • 1.15. Serves as a resource to patient support groups sponsored by the hospital
  • 1.16. Serves on hospital committees as appropriate.
  • 1.17. Enhances professional skills through continuing education and participation in clinical supervision, as needed.
  • 1.18. Performs other duties as assigned.
  • 2. Human Resources Work Ethic/Customer Service

    Other information:


    Master's Degree from an approved School of Social Work


    3 Years Hospital and/Or Oncology Experience


    LCSW preferred or eligible; OSW preferred or eligible


    Provide supportive counseling and assistance to in and ambulatory cancer patients and their families before, during and after treatment.
    Initiates and facilitates appropriate support groups, as needed.
    Knowledge of clinical interventions required by patients/families impacted by the diagnosis of a terminal illness. Collaborates with Hospice, VNA, Pastoral Care and other agencies to provide supportive care and bereavement support.
    Knowledge of psychosocial assessment on all newly diagnosed cancer patients and any cancer patient referral.
    Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to interact collaboratively with all disciplines in the acute care setting. Proficient in Microsoft Office. Normal office and hospital environment.



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    Job Info

    Job: 8807

    Department: Cancer Center Medical Onc
    Category: Behav Hlt/soc Work
    Status: Full Time
    Shift: DAYS
    Hours: 40.000

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