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What you will be doing:
The outpatient Clinical Oncology Social Worker is responsible for the planning, organization and implementation of social work services to cancer patients and their families. Develops 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 Patient and Family Support Program Social Work Care Model. Job Duties include:
Follow regulatory requirements (i.e. JACHO and BBSE), and standards and scope of practice as outlined by AOSW and NASW. Practice social work services according to applicable laws.
Manage and monitor distress screening tools. Use 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 cancer patients, and their families.
Provide behavioral health interventions to cancer patients and their families throughout the trajectory of the patient's cancer illness.
Connect patients with appropriate resources including cancer specific grants, transportation services, home health options, community cancer wellness programs, insurance providers, and hospices.
Participate in and lead the proper reporting of suspected abuse/neglect and other government-related reporting such as 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 goals of care including: palliative care, hospice care, and advanced care planning with patients. Participate in documenting the patient's wishes in their electronic medical records.
Evaluate caseload daily. Assess achievement of short- and long-term patient goals.
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.
What We are Looking for:
The position requires experience and facility in brief therapy interventions, counseling, crisis intervention, problem-solving and conflict resolution, patient and family management, transdisciplinary collaboration, bio-psychosocial assessments, navigation, education, advocacy, and community resource linkages.
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scientists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical research... and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major teaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly competitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.