The Licensed Social Worker will provide psychosocial assessments for patients and families related to onolcology, hospitalization, and coordination of discharge planning with the interdisciplinary team, patients and families and the community.
Experience and Skills
Strong Verbal Communications Skills, Excellent Interpersonal Skills, Strong Customer Services Skills
Must be able to accurately document pertinent information either by writing or typing.
Must be able to communicate clearly in person and over the telephone.
Adheres to and exhibits our core values: Reverence: Having a profound spirit of awe and respect for all
creation, shaping relationships to self, to one another and to God and acknowledging that we hold in trust all
that has been given to us. Integrity: Moral wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honesty and sincerity as a
basis of trustworthiness. Compassion: Feeling with others, being one with others in their sorrows and joys,
rooted in the sense of solidarity as members of the human community. Excellence: Outstanding achievement,
merit, virtue; continually surpassing standards to achieve/maintain quality. Attends staff meetings and completes mandatory in-services, requirements and competency evaluations on time.
Understands regulatory requirements with regard to compliance and all other laws and
regulations that apply to the organizational operations (e.g. Code of Conduct) and how these regulations
apply to the individual’s role/ department/ unit. Proactive in addressing compliance issues; reporting through
appropriate channels such as supervisor, chain of command and Ethics Point. Completes mandatory
introductory and ongoing training within the specified timeframes.
Maintains current knowledge in present areas of responsibility (i.e., self education, attends ongoing
Works collaboratively and supports efforts of team members. Demonstrates exceptional customer service and
interacts effectively with physicians, patients, residents, visitors, staff and the broader health care community.
Screen, identify and provide psycho-social assessment to patients and family members. Formulate, develop and implement a comprehensive discharge plan. Provide education to patients and families around issues related to adaptation to the patient's diagnosis, illness, treatment and/or life situation. Coordinate agency involvement in the patient's care both in the inpatient and outpatient settings. Demonstrate an understanding and knowledge of counseling interventions.
Maintain a working knowledge of relevant medical/legal issues that impact on patient care, e.g., adult and child abuse, guardianship. Maintain working knowledge of and liaison with community agencies and resources.
Coordinates discharge planning services, as well as addressing any barriers that may impact or delay the patients’ discharge plan. Provide consultative services to health care team members within the scope of care definitions as needed. Provide supervision to social work staff seeking advanced licensure or guidance in case management and discharge planning.
Master's Degree (Preferred)
Certification / Licensure / Registration
*Licensed Bachelor Social Worker (Required)
Licensed Clinical/Licensed Graduate Social Worker (Preferred)
1-4 years hospital Social Work experience (Preferred)