Lancaster General Hospital
7672 Oncology Clinical Support
Oncology Clinical Support
This position is located in Lancaster , Pennsylvania
Full-Time , 1.0, 80 hours per two weeks working Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm with community service and support group requirements outside normal hours into evenings with flexing schedule accordingly.
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SUMMARY: Lancaster General Health/Penn Medicine is currently seeking a Social Worker for Oncology Clinical Support at the Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Center in Lancaster, Pa. The Social Worker Assesses the psychosocial needs of patients and families and provide information, support, counseling, Care management, and referrals to appropriate resources. Functions as part of an interdisciplinary team of physicians, nurses and other professionals to maintain continuity of patient care for all patient populations from admission to discharge. Participates in developing and implementing programs and initiatives.
Completes a comprehensive psychosocial assessment of patients and reports findings to families, physicians and other healthcare providers as appropriate.
Facilitates social service contacts and develops treatment plan in coordination with social service resources.
Facilitates family and relational counseling in relation to social, psychological, financial and other issues which are present upon admission or as part of the discharge planning process
Assists patient and family to understand and carry out medical recommendations and solve problems that interfere with treatment care plan.
Assists patients and families in areas of resource planning.
Develops and maintains relationships with a wide variety of community agencies and facilitates communication between these agencies and patients, families and clinical personnel.
Acts as a patient advocate. Investigates and reports adverse occurrences, and performs staff education related to resource utilization and psychosocial aspects of healthcare delivery.
Identifies psychosocial issues that are present and provides recommendations for treatment and care after discharge. Follows complex/non-routine cases to facilitate coping with hospitalization and discharge planning
Obtains sufficient medical information regarding individual patient by interviewing patient, family, healthcare team, and others to determine patient needs, resources available in order to execute discharge planning.
Documents care activity in patient charts according to department policies and procedures.
SPECIFIC EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, AND LICENSURE:
Master's degree in Social Work
Two years of Social Work Experience
PREFERRED JOB-RELATED EXPERIENCE:
This position requires PA Child Abuse and FBI Fingerprinting Clearances.
Lancaster General Health