The Oncology Clinical Social Worker provides a wide variety of psychological and social work interventions to center’s patients, families, and significant others.
These services have been developed to remove any psychosocial barriers, which inhibit the treatment process.
Provides support services to patients in order to meet the individual needs of the patients, to coordinate treatment, to assist the client with achieving the best possible functional level, to maximize symptom self-management and to enhancing quality of life and recovery.
Provides crisis intervention, distress screening, risk assessments and connect patients to community resources.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provides consultation, guidance and leadership to clients and staff in the recovery model, focusing on community work when indicated, skills training, and psychotherapy/counseling in individual and group formats, case management and achievement of best possible functional level for the client.
Provides individual patient counseling services and facilitates group therapy tailored to the needs of the patient population.
Provides supportive counseling, skills training and/or psych education for families/caregivers in group settings.
Assumes leadership role in a psychiatric crisis.
Assess and refer patients to the appropriate psychiatric levels of care when necessary
Provides crisis stabilizations services as needed by providing consultation for home health and hospice patients and their families.
Provides in services and staff education as needed to better serve the emotional needs of oncology patients
Assists in providing patients access to community resources for practical help, including assistance with financial assistance program, local community agencies and support groups
Participates in the quality improvement process by identifying programmatic issues, collecting data used to monitor quality and analyzing information.
Maintains working knowledge of regulatory requirements, including JCAHO, COC, Medicare, Medicaid, State of Georgia, and other payers. Is a knowledgeable leader of programmatic changes in State of Georgia expectations.
Documents therapeutic interventions and patient’s response to treatment according to department policy.
Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Immediately reports any mechanical or electrical equipment malfunctions, unsafe conditions, or employee/patient/visitor injury/accident to Manager.
Master’s degree from an accredited program in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or related mental health discipline with an emphasis on clinical experience.
Three years experience past Master’s in the mental health field.
One year of experience working with BMT/Oncology patients is highly required.
Licensed as a LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) or LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) as relevant OR Georgia Licensure must be obtained within 4 months of hire.
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