Clinical Social Worker
Job Details
SCCA Proton Therapy Center - Seattle, WA
Full Time
Health Care
Job Description

The Clinical Social Worker is part of a multi-disciplinary team and is responsible for providing social work services to support patients and families going through cancer treatments. The Clinical Social Worker will provide a full range of social work services including psychosocial assessment, age appropriate therapeutic interventions, emotional support, resource referral, care coordination and patient advocacy.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develops and oversees social work program for patients, families, and caregivers.
  • Provides professional social work services (i.e., screening, brief interventions, resource identification and navigation) to pediatric and adult patients and families.

  • Uses clinical judgment and problem solving skills to address patient and family emotional/psychological, social and developmental issues.

  • Acts as a liaison between patients, family members, physicians, interdisciplinary team and external agencies and organizations.

  • Maintains knowledge and understanding of CMS regulations, Medicare/Medicaid, managed care and other payer regulations and benefit limits.

  • Provides support to patient services team and staff through the development and maintenance of patient services programs.

  • Works collaboratively and professionally with patients, family members, physicians, center staff and other individuals and agencies involved in providing patient care.

  • Participates in interdisciplinary staff meetings.

  • Participates in committees and special projects as requested (i.e., safety committee, injury prevention, quality improvement, team building).

  • Ensures patient confidentiality at all times.

  • Participates, provides feedback for policies and procedures for department

  • Maintains programming and implementing new services to benefit cancer patients and enhance their quality of life.

  • Assists with financial needs.

  • Assists with legal documents.

  • Assists with transportation and lodging.

  • Provides ongoing psychosocial support through the continuum of treatment at the Center.

SKILLS/ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES

  • Exemplary customer satisfaction skills, including dealing effectively with the public, both in person and over the telephone.

  • Teamwork and developing consensus.

  • Excellent written communication skills.

  • Business correspondence formatting.

  • Basic mathematical computations, accounting and record keeping.

  • Computer applications related to the work and standard office administrative practices and procedures, including the use of standard office equipment; Excellent Microsoft skills, including Power Point, Excel, Word, Visio, Outlook

  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to multi-task under pressure.

  • Ability to handle sensitive/confidential information.

  • Requires independent thinking and good critical judgment.

  • Ability to hear, react to and respond to constructive criticism for the purposes of efficiency and growth.

  • Performs all other duties that are unit specific and are appropriate to this position.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

May be asked to supervise personnel.

 

Qualifications

Work Experience/Education

Required

 

  • Master’s degree in Social Work from an accredited graduate School of Social Work or equivalent clinical related degree field

  • Licensed Social Work Associate-Advanced (LSWAA) or Licensed Social Work Associate-Independent Clinical (LSWAIC)WA State Department of Health registration/certification/licensure

  • Strong assessment and crisis intervention skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively with patients/families from diverse cultural backgroundsAbility to work effectively with multidisciplinary teams

Preferred

  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) or Advanced Social Worker (LASW) with Washington State Department of Health.

  • Utilization Review.

  • Experience working with oncology and pediatric patients.

  • Minimum of 3 years of health care experience

  • Care coordination/Survivorship/End of Life/Suicide Assessment and Preventive Training.

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