Manager, Clinical Social Work

City Of Hope Duarte , CA 91009

Posted 7 days ago

About City of Hope

City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 6000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.

Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research. City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation's leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

Position Summary

This position independently supervises clinical social work employees and may assign or modify work, coach, train, provide input into performance appraisals and competence assessments. He or she participates in problems solving issues as necessary and refers complex problems to the director. This individual actively works to ensure optimal delivery of psychosocial care, especially as it relates to addressing patient / or family understanding of and adjustment to illness. He/She provides age appropriate assessment and interventions in order to meet the needs of patients and / families served. He/She participates in implementation or revision of policies and procedures. It is expected that the individual who holds this position will actively participate with physicians, colleagues, and supervisors to facilitate teamwork and cooperation to ensure safe, effective and efficient patient care. This position will assume management of the Clinical Social Work Division in the absence of the director.

Key Responsibilities include:

As a team member of the Department of Supportive Care Medicine and the Biller Resource Center, the Clinical Social Work Manager reports directly to the Director of Clinical Social Work and is responsible for providing support and assistance to the Director. Specifically, the Manager will be responsible for staff supervision and the independent resolution of administrative and operational matters. With regard to staff supervision, this management position requires consistent use of the staff leadership model. The Manager will assist the Director in decision-making, program and policy development, as designated by the Director.

The Clinical Social Work Manager collaborates with various City of Hope departments, divisions and staff in the development and implementation of patient support services, including psychosocial education, problem-solving programs as well as participating in a leadership capacity with regard to the provision of patient transportation, interpreter services, school reintegration and advance directives education for patients and their families, as assigned by the Director. The Manager Clinical Social Work is responsible for developing and implementing clinical skill development and educational opportunities for the division of clinical social work.

The Clinical Social Work Manager is responsible for psychosocial counseling for a designated patient caseload, consulting with the Director and other City of Hope experts, as needed, for the delivery of optimal patient care and to meet the goals of the Department of Supportive Care Medicine and the Biller Resource Center.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:

  • Master's degree from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education

  • Minimum of 2 years of post-Masters experience working as a clinical social worker within a hospital setting.

  • Working knowledge of current, independent clinical psychosocial screening, assessment and counseling.

  • Program development or experience with leading a team.

Required Certification/Licensure:

  • Possession of a Clinical Social Work License (LCSW) issued by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Preferred certification and licensure:

  • Oncology Social Work Certification, Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Social Work

Preferred experience:

  • Minimum of five years of post-Masters experience within a hospital setting, working as a clinical social worker.

  • Experience in the Psycho-Oncology field.

City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.


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