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Social Worker

Company: US Oncology, Inc.
Location: Longmont
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Overview

Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers, Colorado's largest and most comprehensive provider of cancer care has an exciting opportunity for an

experienced Social Worker in Longmont. This is a FT 32 hours/week salaried position.

Come join this busy oncology practice and work with a dynamic team that is passionate about providing stellar care to our patients.

Responsibilities

SCOPE: Provides counseling and supportive services to patients requiring emotional and psychosocial assistance. Provides knowledge of agencies and organizations offering emotional, physical, social, and financial services to patients and families. Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Meets with patients and their families for psychosocial needs assessment and examines social support, appropriate community resources, and coping mechanisms. * Documents all communication accurately and appropriately. * Provides psychological support to patients and families. Provides support to clinic patients and their families during hospitalizations. * Provides follow-up counseling on an ongoing basis. Acts as a patient/family advocate in negotiating the health care system. * Develops and maintains support groups to enhance the quality of care to patients and their families. Provides information to patients and families regarding resources both in local communities and those geographically distant, i.e. those patients contemplating procedures in other cities, BMT, etc. * Facilitates team support of identified patient and family needs through ongoing communication with clinic team members. * Provides education to patients and clinic staff regarding skills and knowledge specific to the role of a mental health worker in a medical practice. Develops and maintains working relationships with community agencies, health care organizations, and other providers to promote a broad base of support for patients and families. * Coordinates support groups with local agencies and health care providers to prevent duplication of services and to better address the needs of the patient population. * Provides speaking services to groups and organizations to facilitate public understanding of the emotional component of the cancer experience. Facilitates employee support groups as needed. * Demonstrates knowledge of age-specific differences in the patient population that include late adolescence, adulthood, middle age, and the elderly. This includes physiological, psychological, and developmental differences unique to each group. * Participates in quality improvement activities. May oversee the activities of staff providing coordination of Social Services. * If and only as needed, performs the following duties: completes patient disability forms, maintains indigent patient drug program, and maintains knowledge of insurance reimbursement issues.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Requires exposure to communicable diseases, medical preparations, and other conditions common to an oncology/hematology clinic environment. Requires frequent interaction with patients and families, physicians and clinic staff, and external agencies and organizations.

Salary Range: $52,000-$57,000 (based on 32 hours/week)

Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certification, etc. As of the date of this posting, in addition to your salary, RMCC offers the following benefits for this position, subject to eligibility requirements: Health, dental, and vision plans; wellness program; health savings account; flexible spending accounts; 401(k) retirement plan; life insurance, short-term disability insurance; long-term disability insurance, Employee Assistance Program; PTO, holiday pay, tuition reimbursement, and employee paid critical illness and accident insurance.

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in Social Work from a school or program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Minimum three- to five-years' experience preferred, working as a masters-prepared social worker in a health care setting; oncology, palliative care and/or hospice experience desired. Valid and current state master's-level license (i.e., LMSW) or working towards state master's clinical-level license (i.e. LCSW) with an associate's license and/or Plan of Supervision, required.

All qualified candidates are required to pass a background check and non-federal drug test (which excludes marijuana) post offer of employment and prior to hire.

QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in Social Work from a school or program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Minimum three- to five-years' experience preferred, working as a masters-prepared social worker in a health care setting; oncology, palliative care and/or hospice experience desired. Valid and current state master's-level license (i.e., LMSW) or working towards state master's clinical-level license (i.e. LCSW) with an associate's license and/or Plan of Supervision, required.

All qualified candidates are required to pass a background check and non-federal drug test (which excludes marijuana) post offer of employment and prior to hire.

SCOPE: Provides counseling and supportive services to patients requiring emotional and psychosocial assistance. Provides knowledge of agencies and organizations offering emotional, physical, social, and financial services to patients and families. Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Meets with patients and their families for psychosocial needs assessment and examines social support, appropriate community resources, and coping mechanisms. * Documents all communication accurately and appropriately. * Provides psychological support to patients and families. Provides support to clinic patients and their families during hospitalizations. * Provides follow-up counseling on an ongoing basis. Acts as a patient/family advocate in negotiating the health care system. * Develops and maintains support groups to enhance the quality of care to patients and their families. Provides information to patients and families regarding resources both in local communities and those geographically distant, i.e. those patients contemplating procedures in other cities, BMT, etc. * Facilitates team support of identified patient and family needs through ongoing communication with clinic team members. * Provides education to patients and clinic staff regarding skills and knowledge specific to the role of a mental health worker in a medical practice. Develops and maintains working relationships with community agencies, health care organizations, and other providers to promote a broad base of support for patients and families. * Coordinates support groups with local agencies and health care providers to prevent duplication of services and to better address the needs of the patient population. * Provides speaking services to groups and organizations to facilitate public understanding of the emotional component of the cancer experience. Facilitates employee support groups as needed. * Demonstrates knowledge of age-specific differences in the patient population that include late adolescence, adulthood, middle age, and the elderly. This includes physiological, psychological, and developmental differences unique to each group. * Participates in quality improvement activities. May oversee the activities of staff providing coordination of Social Services. * If and only as needed, performs the following duties: completes patient disability forms, maintains indigent patient drug program, and maintains knowledge of insurance reimbursement issues.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Requires exposure to communicable diseases, medical preparations, and other conditions common to an oncology/hematology clinic environment. Requires frequent interaction with patients and families, physicians and clinic staff, and external agencies and organizations.

Salary Range: $52,000-$57,000 (based on 32 hours/week)

Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certification, etc. As of the date of this posting, in addition to your salary, RMCC offers the following benefits for this position, subject to eligibility requirements: Health, dental, and vision plans; wellness program; health savings account; flexible spending accounts; 401(k) retirement plan; life insurance, short-term disability insurance; long-term disability insurance, Employee Assistance Program; PTO, holiday pay, tuition reimbursement, and employee paid critical illness and accident insurance.

Keywords: US Oncology, Inc., Longmont , Social Worker, Other , Longmont, Colorado

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