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Social Work Clinician - Oncology (.6 FTE, Days)

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford
Category:
Psychology & Social Science
Job Type: Full-Time
Shift: Days
Location: LPCH Main Hospital Palo Alto
Req: 11381
FTE: 0.6

Psychology&Social Science
.6 FTE, 8 hour day shifts

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.
Essential Functions

The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification. They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.

Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Service Standards of the Hospital(s).

  • Collaborates with interdisciplinary health care teams to treat and plan for the social and medical needs of patients by consulting with other providers and making referrals. Devises, develops and implements treatment plans as necessary. May make a diagnosis as part of a treatment plan.
  • Conducts initial assessment of all new patients to evaluate social, emotional and physical needs by applying social work theories and techniques; interviews and evaluates patients and family members. Identifies factors which may interfere with obtaining maximum benefits from treatment.
  • Develops and implements patient management plans, including the coordination of referrals to specialty and social services, the recording of progress notes and the provision of continuity of care. Helps clients cope with environmental and psychological issues of illness by explaining options and treatments as well as making appropriate referrals.
  • Manages assigned caseload. Prepares and maintains records and makes written and oral reports to document case activity concerning patient care, counseling and therapeutic activities in accordance with department, hospital, medical center and/or health system policies. Prepares reports and other documents concerning patients.
  • Participates in monitoring and evaluating the quality and appropriateness of patient care.
  • Provides supportive counseling, grief counseling, crisis intervention and other appropriate therapeutic services to assist patients and families in coping with presenting symptoms and problems such as, for example, coping with illness, accepting medical recommendations, and loss of function. Provides education to patients and families around issues related to adaptation to the patient’s diagnosis, illness, treatment and/or life situation.

Minimum Qualifications
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

For Master Level Social Workers:

Education: Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) from an accredited college or university; OR be within forty-five (45) days of completion of the requirements for graduation with an MSW from an accredited college or university. Candidates who meet this qualification and furnish a letter from the Dean of the School Work where they are a student in good standing attesting to this may receive a conditional offer of employment. Such new hires must provide proof of possession of an MSW degree from an accredited college or university within forty-five (45) days of their date of hire, as a condition of continued employment.

Experience: None Required

License/Certification: None Required

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.

  • Ability to apply theories, principles and practices of medical social work and of social services delivery systems in a hospital or medical center setting
  • Ability to gather data needed to needed to assess needs of patients and families
  • Ability to manage a caseload, recall case details; maintain confidentiality of information; determine the appropriate course of action in emergencies and other stressful situations
  • Ability to provide written case narratives and reports
  • Ability to speak, read, write, and understand English effectively at a level appropriate for the safe and effective performance of the job.
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply effective assessment, interviewing, and counseling techniques
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply social work theories, principles and techniques
  • Knowledge of hospital and medical center resources to access and provide for patient care needs, and act on behalf of client needs to obtain necessary services
  • Knowledge of needs, problems, attitudes, and behavior of hospital patients and their families

Equal Opportunity Employer
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements, and where applicable, in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

Apply at: http://careers.stanfordchildrens.org/jobs/4747366-social-work-clinician-dot-6-fte-days

(Posted 2/13/20)

Pediatric Oncology Social Worker-CART/BMT

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Division of Oncology
Patient and Family Services Department
Social Work Division
Schedule: Full-time/40 hours per week Monday-Friday

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is the first hospital in the country dedicated to pediatrics. The oncology social work team is dedicated to providing excellent psychosocial care to patients and families. We are members of a larger psychosocial team that includes, Child Life, Psychology, Chaplaincy, Creative Arts, and Teachers.

Details:
We are looking for the right person to join our Oncology Social Work team at CHOP! We are looking for a Master’s prepared Social Worker to support our growing CART/Immunotherapy patient population in addition to our Bone Marrow Transplant Program. This Social Work role will work in tandem with two of our full-time Social Workers who are already supporting these two programs. We have a fantastic Social Work and Psychosocial team in Oncology and would love for you to consider joining us! Social Work experience in the field of Oncology is preferred.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) is required
  • Social Work experience in Oncology is preferred
  • Social Work experience in health settings is strongly preferred

Questions can be directed to Megan Bowers, Social Work Supervisor at: bowersm@email.chop.edu

Apply at: http://www.chop.edu/careers REQ ID: 53161

(Posted 2/5/20)

Pediatric Oncology Social Worker-Neurofibromatosis

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Division of Oncology
Patient and Family Services Department
Social Work Division
Schedule: Part-time/24 hours per week (Monday/Tuesday/Thursday)

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is the first hospital in the country dedicated to pediatrics. The oncology social work team is dedicated to providing excellent psychosocial care to patients and families. We are members of a larger psychosocial team that includes, Child Life, Psychology, Chaplaincy, Creative Arts, and Teachers.

Details:
We are looking for a Master’s prepared Social Worker to support patients with NF-1 and NF-2 cared for by our Neuro Oncology team at CHOP. Beyond providing direct social work support to this population, this social work role is also responsible for co-developing supportive programming (supportive education sessions) for this population. This Social Work role will work closely with a large social work and psychosocial team in Oncology. An ability to work fairly independently but also with a large medical, social work and psychosocial team is a must. We have a fantastic Social Work and Psychosocial team in Oncology and would love for you to consider joining us! Social Work experience in the field of Oncology is preferred.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) is required
  • Social Work experience in Oncology is preferred
  • Social Work experience in health settings is strongly preferred

Questions can be directed to Megan Bowers, Social Work Supervisor at: bowersm@email.chop.edu

Apply at: http://www.chop.edu/careers REQ ID: 55081

(Posted 2/5/20)

Pediatric Oncology Social Worker-Solid Tumor

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Division of Oncology
Patient and Family Services Department
Social Work Division
Schedule: Full-time/40 hours per week Monday-Friday

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is the first hospital in the country dedicated to pediatrics. The oncology social work team is dedicated to providing excellent psychosocial care to patients and families. We are members of a larger psychosocial team that includes, Child Life, Psychology, Chaplaincy, Creative Arts, and Teachers.

Details:
We are looking for a master’s prepared social worker to work with our solid tumor team to assess and support the psychosocial needs of patients with solid tumors and their families. This Social Work role will work closely with a large social work and psychosocial team in Oncology. An ability to work fairly independently but also with a large medical, social work and psychosocial team is a must. We have a fantastic Social Work and Psychosocial team in Oncology and would love for you to consider joining us! Social Work experience in the field of Oncology is preferred.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) is required
  • Social Work experience in Oncology is preferred
  • Social Work experience in health settings is strongly preferred

Questions can be directed to Megan Bowers, Social Work Supervisor at: bowersm@email.chop.edu

Apply at: http://www.chop.edu/careers REQ ID: 72321

(Posted 2/5/20)

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Specialist
Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer
Division/location: Psycho-Oncology Chattanooga, TN
Reports to: Lead LCSW, Director of Clinical Services, President

Purpose:
To provide individual, family, group and/or marital therapy to children diagnosed with pediatric cancer as well as their families. In addition to providing ongoing therapy services for these families, this position is also responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of the Psycho-Oncology Division with a goal of maintaining a balance between behavioral services and family-based programming designed to serve both inpatient and outpatients families.

The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer’s mission is to erase the effects of pediatric cancer and optimize each child’s quality of life through essential specialized intervention beginning at the time of diagnoses and continuing throughout survivorship. Located in the Educational Advancement Center the Foundation provides services to children with cancer as well as their families through its four divisions: Psycho-Oncology, Industrial Arts, Healthy Lifestyle Education and Diversionary Therapy. The foundation provides all services at no cost to the families. Services are funded solely by the generous donations of its supporters.

Roles and responsibilities:
Core Responsibilities

  • Publicize the mission of the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer
  • Be an advocate for families dealing with the effects of pediatric cancer
  • Look for new innovative ways to provide care for families dealing with the effects of pediatric cancer
  • Assist development team in activities related to programs
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Specific Responsibilities

  • Provide individual, family and group therapy
  • Conduct surveys and studies relating to psychosocial status and patterns of population groups as directed.
  • Assist in the assessment, planning, arranging, and implementing of psychosocial programs under clinical supervision.
  • Review and evaluate recent psychosocial health research and interpret it to professionals and patients.
  • Work in collaboration with multidisciplinary team members including external partners
  • Responsible for day to day operations of all Psycho-Oncology and Integrated therapies
  • Maintain accurate record keeping for all patients
  • Maintain an appropriate environment for patients, families and visitors
  • Serve as community liaison on appropriate regional committees
  • Integrates with a team-based work environment
  • Provide reports in accordance with senior leadership
  • Assists with orientation and training of new and existing staff
  • Participate in writing grants
  • Meet all data requirements for current and future grants

Success Metrics

  • Incremental growth in behavioral patient volume
  • Incremental growth in family programming
  • Identify and recommend new service opportunities to program committee
  • Implement new programs
  • Keep within budget allowances
  • Successful integration of programs within foundation system

Requirements:

  • Current Tennessee LCSW or LPC license
  • Master’s Degree
  • CPR certification
  • Experience providing individual, family and group therapy
  • Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Excellent team building skills
  • Must successfully complete a criminal background check
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Ability to walk, bend, hear, see and lift 25 pounds
  • Occasional weekend and evening availability
  • Regional travel

To Apply, contact HR@hatcherfoundation.org for more information.

(Posted 2/4/20)

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