Oncology Social Worker

Job ID: J137552
Company: West Penn Allegheny Health System
Location: Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Full/Part Time: Full time
Job Type: Regular
Posted at: Mar 7, 2019

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Description

GENERAL OVERVIEW:

Provides care management, ongoing psychosocial assessment and treatment planning to patients within a variety of specialty areas in the medical setting per regulatory requirements. Collaborates with the
multidisciplinary team, lending insight and expertise and is responsible to develop appropriate discharge plans and resources to enhance independence and community adjustment. Provides consultation in areas of expertise to hospital and social work staff.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Completes and documents psychosocial assessments and provides social work services and disease management to patients/families/significant other in both inpatient and/or outpatient settings.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of discharge plan for specific patient populations.
  • Provides expert crisis intervention to patients/families
  • Serves as patient and/or family advocate to access community resources.
  • Maintains unit coverage schedules; assist with new employee orientation and the continued professional development of staff.
  • Provides education to patients/family/significant other and interdisciplinary team in regard to psychosocial factors related to illness.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum

  • MSW
  • (LCSW) Licensed Clinical Social Worker or licensure eligible in the state of Pennsylvania
  • 5 years’ social work experience in a healthcare related setting.

As a component of job responsibilities, employees may have access to covered information, cardholder data, or other confidential customer information that must be protected at all times.  In connection with this, all employees must comply with both the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) as described in the Notice of Privacy Practices and Privacy Policies and Procedures as well as all data security guidelines established within the Company’s Handbook of Privacy Policies and Practices and Information Security Policy.  
 
Furthermore, it is every employee’s responsibility to comply with the company’s Code of Business Conduct. This includes but is not limited to adherence to applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations as well as company policies and training requirements.
 

Summary

Provides care management, ongoing psychosocial assessment and treatment planning to patients within a variety of specialty areas in the medical setting per regulatory requirements. Collaborates with the multidisciplinary team, lending insight and expertise and is responsible to develop appropriate discharge plans and resources to enhance independence and community adjustment. Provides consultation in areas of expertise to hospital and social work staff.

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