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Social Worker 2 - Egleston - Hematology/Developmental Therapy

Date: Oct 14, 2018
Location: 1405 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA, US, 30322
Company: Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Requisition #: 26562    
Name of Location:   Egleston
Work Schedule:  Day
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Work Days: Monday - Friday

Ensures that high-quality, comprehensive social work services are provided which support healthcare and coordinate the psychosocial needs of patients and families.


  • Master's degree in Social Work from an accredited graduate school


  • Georgia or other state Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
  • Must be eligible for and obtain Georgia LCSW within 90 days of employment


  • 3 years of experience in postgraduate social work


  • Experience in a medical setting and/or with children and families


  • Must be able to successfully pass the Basic Windows Skill Assessment at 80% or higher rating within 30 days of employment
  • Ability to work as part of interdisciplinary team
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of age-appropriate treatment and practice
  • Organizational and analytical skills


  1. Completes comprehensive psychosocial assessments to identify strengths and potential barriers across the continuum of care as relates to patient health and wellbeing.
  2. Assists patients and families in coping with illness, trauma, hospitalization, and end of life based on principles of growth and development, family systems, and cultural considerations.
  3. Assists families and healthcare team in making plans for discharge and ongoing medical care and treatment related to psychosocial needs.
  4. Assists families in accessing resources to achieve and/or maintain stabilization and self-sufficiency.
  5. Assesses patients and families for safety, abuse, and neglect concerns.
  6. Serves as the mandated reporter for hospital campuses or assigned service area to Child Protective Services and Adult Protective Services.
  7. Provides information and acts as liaison for child protection, custody, supervision, visitation, and other safety needs on behalf of the family, interdisciplinary team, and community organizations.
  8. Documents and maintains updated patient information pertaining to services provided.
  9. Supports department goals by providing supervision to Master of Social Work students, assuming special projects and/or program planning assignments and participating in department/system committees.

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(Posted 10/31/18)



Social Work Clinician - Oncology (0.8 FTE) Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford

At Stanford Children's Health, we know world-renowned care begins with world-class caring. That's why we combine advanced technologies and breakthrough discoveries with family-centered care. It's why we provide our caregivers with continuing education and state-of-the-art facilities, like the newly remodeled Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. And it's why we need caring, committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to heal humanity, one child and family at a time.

As a member of a multidisciplinary health care team, the Social Work Clinician provides appropriate intervention services and/or discharge planning to patients and/or clients as well as their families receiving services within any department of the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Work typically involves a variety of bio-psycho-social issues, assessment of the social needs as related to the patient's/client's health status, and the development of a plan of services, including advocacy, discharge planning, referrals and practical assistance necessary to accomplish desired objectives.

Provides consultation, orientation and training to health care staff on the effects of bio-psycho-social, cultural and economic issues on the management of patient/client health needs.

For more information, qualifications, and to apply, please go to:

(Posted 10/11/18)



Clinical Social Worker - Bone Marrow Transplant Clinic                           

Aurora, CO
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: 1st Shift - Days
Scheduled Days & Hours: 8-430
Requisition number: 81445

Summary - Oncology Service- LCSW
We are seeking a specialized oncology social worker (LCSW) who understands the unique ongoing psychosocial impact of cancer on patients and families' emotional and financial stability, relationships, and changes in lifestyle throughout the cancer continuum (diagnosis, treatment, life after cancer, and supportive/palliative care). Providing psychosocial assessments with social, emotional and environmental interventions, the social worker collaborates for optimal patient and family outcomes.

Job Duties

  • Completes psychosocial assessment (appropriate to patient type and reason for referral) to assist team in development of a care plan. Obtains information basic to psychosocial assessment and information related to diagnosis/treatment experiences, age, developmental stage, life style, cultural and spiritual considerations, personality (traits/disorders), psychopathology, strengths and coping skills. Interprets significance of assessment information to patient/family ability to utilize/benefit from care.
  • Provides targeted intervention for identified patients.
  • Identifies, based on psychosocial assessment, problems/issues for intervention and outcomes desired. Chooses and utilizes appropriate intervention/counseling techniques. Accesses internal and external resources on patients' behalf. Measures interventions against expected outcomes and modifies as indicated.
  • Provides education/consultation to patient/family, treatment team and community. Communicates psychosocial impact of diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment interventions. Adapts communication to needs/level of understanding of audience. Determines comprehension and need for repetition, revision of methods.
  • Maintains timely documentation, statistical and data reports. Consistently meets department and UCH documentation standard. Integrates practice and institutional expectations. Aligns professional with department and institutional goals.
  • Complies with standards, policy/procedure, law and regulation. Identifies need for professional growth and seeks appropriate professional development opportunities. Contributes to program development designed to meet joint goals. Provides timely continuing care planning. Conducts functional assessment and based on outcome, collaboratively develops appropriate continuing care plan.
  • Utilizes intervention techniques to support patient/family acceptance of plan. Facilitates referral, confirms resources and implements plan within Length of Stay/contact. Actively collaborates with case management and health care team in identification of outcome indicators, in data collection and analysis and in subsequent system improvement.
  • Contributes to case management outcomes measurement and/or develops social work specific outcome indicators. Accesses and/or collects and analyzes data. Initiates system improvement based on analysis and evaluates outcome. Maintains consistent collaborative focus in all activity. Identifies and involves key stakeholders in activities. Respects roles and professional boundaries of others. Develops and maintains positive staff relationships.
  • Maintains positive behaviors, approaches, attitude and commitment to interpersonal service toward patients, visitors, and co-workers. Follows through with assigned roles and activities. Provides individual and/or family therapy for identified patients. Identifies, based on psychosocial assessment, problems/issues for intervention and outcomes desired.
  • Develops effective working relationship with patient and/or family (engagement, collaboration, advocacy, problem solving). Able to use self in a differential, therapeutic way to remedy case-related conflicts.


  • Master's Degree in Social Work
  • 2 years of' experience
  • LCSW


  • Outpatient medical social work and/or oncology experience is STRONGLY preferred
  • OSW-C certification is STRONGLY preferred
  • EPIC and cadence scheduling experience
  • Preferable oncology social work certified and experience in a ambulatory oncology setting
  • Customer Service, Communication, Partnering, Problem-Solving. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Excellent problem solving skills.

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(Posted 10/2/18)



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