Medical Social Worker II - Cancer Center

New London, CT
Jun 7, 2019

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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.

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Summary:
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, Information And Referral And Follow Up. Acts As A Liaison With The Community To Develop Resources For The Cancer Center And Its Patients.

Responsibilities:
  • 1. Provide Supportive Counseling And Assistance To In-And Ambulatory Cancer Patients And Their Families Before, During And After Treatment;
  • 2. Initiates And Facilitates Appropriate Support Groups, As Needed.
  • 3. Effectively Assists Patients And Families In A Broad Scope Of Coping Skills Including Survivorship And The Transition To Terminal Illness And Bereavement;
  • 4. Identifies Financial Need And Refers Appropriately.
  • 5. Attends Multidisciplinary Oncology Team Meetings;
  • 6. Collaborates With Hospice, Vna, Pastoral Care And Other Agencies To Provide Supportive Care And Bereavement Support To Dying Patients And Their Families;
  • 7. Conducts An Initial Psychosocial Assessment On All Newly Diagnosed Cancer Patients And Any Cancer Patient Referral.
  • 8. Responds To Crisis Situations In A Mature Manner.
  • 9. Ensures That Medical Records Are Secure And Kept Confidential At All Times.
  • 10. Participates In Educational And Philanthropic Activities As Requested;
  • 11. Meets Performance Expectations For Customer Service, Teamwork, Resource Utilization, And Staff And Self Development As Outlined In Performance Review;
  • 12. Performs Other Duties As Assigned Or Directed To Ensure Smooth Operation Of The Department/Unit.

    Other information:

    EDUCATION:

    Msw From An Accredited School Of Social Work

    EXPERIENCE:

    3 (Three) Years Hospital And/Or Oncology Experience


    LICENSURE:

    Lcsw Preferred Or Eligible

    SPECIAL_SKILLS:

    Certification In Cpr Within 6 (Six) Months Of Employment; Excellent Communication And Interpersonal Skills; Ability To Work Independently, Exhibit Sound Judgment And Maintain A Case Load That Will Include Psychosocial Assessments On All New Patients, Both In And Outpatient And Ongoing Follow Up.

    ACCOUNTABILITY:

    N/A

    COMPLEXITY:

    PHYSICAL_DEMAND:

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    Job Info

    Job: 9673

    Department: Cancer Center Medical Onc
    Category: Behav Hlt/soc Work
    Status: Per Diem
    Shift: AS NEEDED
    Hours: 0.00

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