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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.


+ 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


+ 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


+ 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.




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.


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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