Requisition #: M11860
Working Title: Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Business Entity: MDN - Medical Delivery Network
Cost Center # - Cost Center Name: 0150000 - THO Operations
City: Los Angeles
Job Category: Allied Health/Clinical
Job Specialty: Other Allied Health
Position Type: Regular-F/T
Shift Length: 8hr
Days: Monday - Friday
Shift Type: Day
Job Posting: The Clinical Social Worker, LCSW, will be responsible for identifying and intervening with Tower Hematology Oncology and other Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute outpatients who have psychosocial needs. The Clinical Social Worker is responsible for developing patient care goals and treatment plans as agreed upon by the patient’s care team regarding psychosocial issues, and in agreement with the Cedars-Sinai Oncology Enterprise Supportive Care Services Social Work Care Model. The position requires experience and facility brief therapy interventions, counseling, problem-solving and conflict resolution, patient and family management, transdisciplinary collaboration, biopsychosocial assessments, navigation, education, advocacy, and community resource linkages.
Essential Job Duties:
• Independently identify all new patients for the oncology care teams supported by this position at Tower Hematology and introduce them to the Supportive Care Services Department. Specifically, identify yourself as their outpatient social worker and introduce them to the supportive care services available to them and their family, friends or caregivers.
• Monitor and manage psychosocial distress screening for each assigned oncologic practice and respond to patient’s who screen positive for psychosocial needs.
• Respond in a timely manner to referrals initiated by various members of the medical oncology care and supportive care services teams.
• Assess the psychological, physical and environmental factors impacting adult and pediatric cancer patients, and their families/Provide brief behavioral interventions to cancer patients and their families throughout the trajectory of the patient’s cancer illness.
• Connect patients with appropriate resources including financial-aid/cancer-specific grants, transportation services, home health options, community cancer wellness programs, insurance providers, hospices, 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 advance care planning with patients and participate in documenting the patient’s wishes in their electronic medical records.
• Complete comprehensive documentation, in the patient’s 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; compile and present statistics and reports relating to patient outcomes.
• Provide follow-up and outcome communication to the referral source (i.e., oncologist, supportive care services colleague, family, home health personnel, community social worker, health plan, etc.).
• Collaborate with the transdisciplinary treatment team of physicians (psychiatry/cancer rehabilitation and survivorship/supportive care medicine), nurses, social workers, registered dieticians, chaplains, and medical staff to ensure integration of care.
• As needed may also support other affiliated entities within the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute.
• Attend weekly inter/multidisciplinary team meetings, as well as others as assigned.
• Perform other relevant duties in the scope of social work as assigned.
Education Certifications/Licensure Experience Physical Abilities Qualification Requirements/Preferences:
• Masters in Social Work from an accredited school of social work.
• Active Registration (ACSW) with the State of California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
• LCSW licensure.
• Maintain active registration with appropriate state agency and remain in good standing.
• 2-3 years clinical social work experience, including a minimum of one-year experience in a healthcare setting.
• Experience with oncology or other complex illnesses care preferred.
• Certification as a Hospice and Palliative Social Worker preferred.
• Possess excellent assessment skills and ability to implement brief behavioral interventions.
• Excellent writing and communication skills.
• Ability to exercise objectivity and good judgment relating to difficult and emotionally charged situations and the ability to interface effectively with patients, families, providers, management, and employees of the organization as well as facilities and agencies in the community, all while maintaining appropriate boundaries.
• Experience and demonstrated skill in working with a transdisciplinary team.
• Bilingual preferred.
• Normal physical requirements for routine administrative responsibilities carried out at a desk.
• Ability to move between care sites and within a clinic and across clinics.
Location/Region: Los Angeles, CA (US)