MSW Social Worker- Oncology Exp Required

Northwell Health New Hyde Park , NY 11042

Posted 3 months ago

Job Description:

Performs psychosocial assessments of and on-going direct social work services to patients and families; participates in formulating and implementing discharge plans; identifies unmet psychosocial needs and develops programs to address those needs; and participates in educational activities.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Performs psychosocial assessment of patients and families.

  • Provides introduction and orientation to newly admitted patients/families.

  • Evaluates new admissions by interviewing patients and families, contacting other agencies, if indicated, and reviewing available information.

  • Prepares psychosocial assessments of patients and families using knowledge and understanding of needs of adults/geriatrics.

  • Prepares comprehensive care plans.

  • Participates in interdisciplinary team meetings.

  • Maintains documentation of initial contacts with patient/families and of psychosocial assessments.

  • Formulates and implements psychosocial treatment plans.

  • Employs clinical skills in counseling individuals and families regarding coping/adjusting to illness and placement and discharge planning.

  • Formulates and implements discharge plans.

  • Establishes and maintains professional relationship with patients and families.

  • Incorporates knowledge of community resources and entitlement programs in planning.

  • Negotiates community systems and programs.

  • Collaborates with interdisciplinary team.

  • Implements and continuously evaluates treatment plans.

  • Provides social work services in accordance with required standards.

  • Utilizes knowledge of financial/reimbursement/regulatory systems and requirements in providing services to patients and families

  • Completes MDS forms, as required.

  • Anticipates needs/problems in case management.

  • Maintains documentation of case activity/data.

  • Identifies unmet psychosocial needs and develops programs to address them.

  • Collaborates with staff to identify unmet needs.

  • Participates with staff in group functioning - Patient Council and other patient/family groups.

  • Coordinates family groups.

  • Utilizes knowledge of Social Work treatment modalities in assessing program needs.

  • Represents the facility and department when meeting with community agencies.

  • Performs related duties, as required.


  • Master's Degree in Social Work, required.

  • LMSW required within one (1) year of employment, required.

  • Clinical experience, preferred.

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