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Oncology Clinical Social Worker

Company: Cedars-sinai
Location: Malibu
Posted on: August 1, 2022

Job Description:

Align yourself with an organization that has a reputation for excellence! Cedars-Sinai was awarded the National Research Corporations Consumer Choice Award 19 times for providing the highest-quality medical care in Los Angeles. We were also awarded the Advisory Board Companys Workplace of the Year, 3 years in a row. This annual award recognizes hospitals and health systems nationwide that have outstanding levels or employee engagement. We hire people who are passionate about helping others and committed to being a blessing to our community. Join us, and discover why U.S. News & World Report has named us one of Americas Best Hospitals!Depending on whether state law permits and under appropriate supervision (as dictated by state law), the outpatient Clinical Oncology Social Worker will be responsible for the planning, organization and implementation of social work services to cancer patients and their families. The clinical social worker is responsible for developing patient care goals and treatment plans as agreed upon by the patients care team regarding psychosocial issues, and in agreement with the Cedars-Sinai Oncology Enterprise Patient and Family Support Program Social Work Care Model. The position requires experience and facility in brief therapy interventions, counseling, crisis intervention, problem-solving and conflict resolution, patient and family management, transdisciplinary collaboration, biopsychosocial assessments, navigation, education, advocacy, and community resource linkages.Essential job duties:

Complies with regulatory requirements (i.e. JACHO) appropriate for position.Manage and monitor distress screening tools and utilize these to triage patient needs, create evidence-based treatment plans and refer them to the appropriate resources.Respond in a timely manner to referrals initiated by various members of the medical oncology care and Patient and Family Support Program teams.Assess the psychological, physical and environmental factors impacting adult and pediatric cancer patients, and their families at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute, and possibly Oncology Enterprise Wide.Provide brief behavioral interventions to cancer patients and their families throughout the trajectory of the patients cancer illnessConnect patients with appropriate resources including financial-aid/cancer specific grants, transportation services, home health options, community cancer wellness programs, insurance providers, hospices, Public and Private Benefits, etc.Participate in and manage the proper reporting of suspected abuse/neglect and other government-related reporting such as Child Protective Services, Adult Protective Services, Office of the Public Guardian, Long-Term Care Ombudsman, Community Care Licensing, and law enforcement.Advocate for patient rights and self-determination in the medical system.Discuss palliative care, hospice care, and advanced care planning with patients and participate in documenting the patients wishes in their electronic medical records.Complete comprehensive documentation in the patients electronic medical record, consistent with legal and organizational requirements.Evaluate caseload daily and assess achievement of short- and long-term patient goals, modify goals with providers and the care team based upon patient outcomes.Provide follow-up and outcome communication to the referral source (oncologist, Patient and Family Support Program colleague, family, home health personnel, community social worker, health plan)Collaborate with the transdisciplinary treatment team of physicians (psychiatry/cancer rehabilitation and survivorship/supportive care medicine), nurses, social workers, care managers, registered dietitians, chaplains, and medical staff to ensure integration of care.Attend weekly inter/multidisciplinary team meetings. Participate in weekly group and individual supervision. Provide On-Call Social Work Services.Perform other relevant duties in the scope of social work as assignedby Jobble

Keywords: Cedars-sinai, Malibu , Oncology Clinical Social Worker, Healthcare , Malibu, California

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