Posted on: September 24, 2022
Company: WMC Advanced Physician Services PC
City/State: Hawthorne, NY
Category: Allied Health Prof/Technical
Department: Cancer Center
Position: Full Time
Req #: 31727
Posted Date: Sep 02, 2022
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Title: Social Worker Job Code: A1052 Department: Cancer Center
Department Code: 007055
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
+ Interviews patients and family members to determine their
problems and needs as they
+ 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
+ Participates in case management to assure continuity of care and
+ 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
+ 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
+ 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
+ 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
+ Accesses protected health information (PHI) in accordance with
assignments and guidelines defining levels of access (i.e.
incidental vs. extensive).
+ Uses computer applications or other automated systems such as
processing, calendar, e-mail and database software in performing
+ 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
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
+ 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
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