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Social Worker

Company: WMCHealth
Location: Hawthorne
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Social Worker

Company: WMC Advanced Physician Services PC

City/State: Hawthorne, NY

Category: Allied Health Prof/Technical

Department: Cancer Center

Position: Full Time

Hours: 8-5

Shift: Day

Req #: 31727

Posted Date: Sep 02, 2022

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External Applicant link (https://pm.healthcaresource.com/cs/wmc1/#/preApply/21083) Internal Applicant link

Job Details:

Title: Social Worker Job Code: A1052 Department: Cancer Center Department Code: 007055

Job Summary:

The Social Worker provides identification, assessment and management of social problems of patients, clients and/or their families related to illness, the receipt of medical care and the attainment and maintenance of health. Work is performed with a high degree of independent research, field work, and evaluation prior to final disposition of a case. Work may also be performed as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

Responsibilities:

+ Appraises the psycho-social assessment of patient/family system to determine strengths

and weaknesses, and for specialized resources available to them in order to develop and implement a plan of action suitable to the patient.

+ Interviews patients and family members to determine their problems and needs as they

perceive them.

+ Provides supplements to the medical history of a patient when needed, or when such is

disclosed by investigation and is relevant to the case plan.

+ Utilizes crisis intervention/supportive counseling therapeutic techniques to help

patient/family cope with diagnosis, trauma, or death.

+ Evaluates patient and family attitudes toward the illness and treatment.

+ Participates in case management to assure continuity of care and services.

+ Completes documentation of psycho-social assessment as well as subsequent contacts to

provide the coordination of patient care.

+ Completes and maintains all necessary records pertinent to a case as part of the patient's

clinical record.

+ Acts as advocate for patients by assisting them in overcoming barriers to support

Services.

+ May make home visits as required to assess patient/family dynamics and needs.

+ Confers with physicians and nurses as part of the health team in order to clarify the

medical diagnosis and treatment plan.

+ Determines adequacy of social services plan vis-a-vis the health care needed.

+ Secures the interest and may coordinate the resources of community agencies whose aid

is needed by patients under care, or their families.

+ Initiates referral to appropriate support service (i.e.: social, health agencies) after

assessing needs of patient.

+ Teaches resident physicians, nurses and other staff the medical-social aspects of chronic

Disease.

+ Attends medical conferences and other staff meetings in addition to appropriate meetings

with community agencies to coordinate patient care.

+ Prepares appropriate statistics and reports pertaining to case load.

+ Establishes functional contacts with appropriate public or private agencies, schools, home

care agencies, social service, mental health, support agencies specific to an illness (i.e.:

+ American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Society, etc.) to assure patient receives

appropriate support services to augment care plan.

+ Carries the major burden of unassigned case loads when staff vacancies occur.

+ Accesses protected health information (PHI) in accordance with departmental

assignments and guidelines defining levels of access (i.e. incidental vs. extensive).

+ Uses computer applications or other automated systems such as spreadsheets, word

processing, calendar, e-mail and database software in performing work assignments.

+ May perform other incidental tasks, as needed.

Qualifications/Requirements:

Experience:

Education:

Education beyond the secondary level must be from an institution recognized or accredited by the Board of Regents of the New York State Education Department as a post-secondary, degree-granting institution.

Licenses / Certifications:

Candidates who possess a limited permit as an LMSW or LCSW may be appointed on a temporary basis for up to 12 months. They will need to obtain their licenses within the 12 months.

Other:

Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of medical social work; thorough knowledge of disease entities and processes, and their psychosocial impact on patients and families; thorough knowledge and understanding of medical technology and medical treatment modalities; thorough knowledge of case work techniques; skill in assessing personality development, ego functions, defense mechanisms, transference, and counter-transference phenomena; skill in crisis intervention techniques, and in conducting interviews and interventions with complex and problematic clients to obtain social and medical information necessary to independently make a diagnostic and treatment plan; ability to work effectively with patients and their families in the face of catastrophic illnesses, traumatic injuries, and medical anomalies; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; ability to function as a member of a multi-disciplinary team; ability to lead and train subordinate social work staff; ability to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate in English sufficiently to perform the essential duties of the position; ability to effectively use computer applications such as spreadsheets, word processing, calendar, e-mail and database software in performing work assignments; sound professional judgment; initiative; resourcefulness; integrity; tact; emotional maturity; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position. Special Requirements: Must maintain license and registration as an LMSW or LCSW throughout the course of employment in this title. Physical Requirements:

+ Physical Activity (please check one box):

Sedentary Work (involves sitting most of the time, occasionally walking and standing; requires lifting no more than 10 pounds at a time and/or occasionally lifting or carrying objects) Light Work (involves lifting no more than 20 pounds at a time with frequent lifting or carrying of objects weighing up to 10 pounds; requires moderate mobility to different work locations) ' Medium Work (involves substantial physical activity and mobility; and lifting no more than 50 pounds at a time with frequent lifting or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 pounds.) Heavy Work (involves some type of manual labor including operating heavy machinery/ equipment or physical labor; requires lifting no more than 100 pounds at a time with frequent lifting or carrying of objects weighing up to 50 pounds)

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