The Outpatient Oncology Social Worker identifies and assesses the social, psychological and environmental needs of pts and families related to the impact of a cancer diagnosis, its treatment, and side effects. He/she ensures the pt's psychosocial needs are proactively coordinated with and communicated to the interdisciplinary care team.
Essential duties include, but not limited to, interviewing pts and families, developing plans for intervention, addressing agreed upon priorities, synchronizing appointments, referring pts to community resources, and assisting pts/families to improve or restore their capacity for social functioning. Other duties as assigned.
The outpatient oncology social worker reports via the Oncology Service Line, to the manager of Cancer Support Services and the Clinical and Executive Directors.
Bachelor's degree in Social Work required
Ohio Social Work license required.
OSW-C (oncology social worker- certification) preferred.
A minimum of 2 years' experience in acute care and/or oncology setting preferred.
Knowledge of developmental needs from adolescent to elder and cultural diversity is required.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Coordinate interdisciplinary care with multiple locations and/or agencies
Provide education to the community and various medical settings regarding social issues.
Experience in email, Microsoft Office applications, and EPIC electronic medical records
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