Medical Social Worker II - Cancer Center

Yale-New Haven Health New London , CT 06320

Posted 2 months ago

Overview

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

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Responsibilities

    1. Provide Supportive Counseling And Assistance To In-And Ambulatory Cancer Patients And Their Families Before, During And After Treatment;


    1. Initiates And Facilitates Appropriate Support Groups, As Needed.


    1. Effectively Assists Patients And Families In A Broad Scope Of Coping Skills Including Survivorship And The Transition To Terminal Illness And Bereavement;


    1. Identifies Financial Need And Refers Appropriately.


    1. Attends Multidisciplinary Oncology Team Meetings;


    1. Collaborates With Hospice, Vna, Pastoral Care And Other Agencies To Provide Supportive Care And Bereavement Support To Dying Patients And Their Families;


    1. Conducts An Initial Psychosocial Assessment On All Newly Diagnosed Cancer Patients And Any Cancer Patient Referral.


    1. Responds To Crisis Situations In A Mature Manner.


    1. Ensures That Medical Records Are Secure And Kept Confidential At All Times.


    1. Participates In Educational And Philanthropic Activities As Requested;


    1. Meets Performance Expectations For Customer Service, Teamwork, Resource Utilization, And Staff And Self Development As Outlined In Performance Review;


    1. Performs Other Duties As Assigned Or Directed To Ensure Smooth Operation Of The Department/Unit.

Qualifications

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.


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Medical Social Worker II - Cancer Center

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