Are you passionate about helping people? Do you want to make a difference in people's lives?
We embrace a culture of passion and dedication at Cedars-Sinai, and it's part of the reason we've been named one of the top ten hospitals in America's Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Now we invite you to join us. From working with a team of exceptional healthcare professionals to using state-of-the-art facilities, you'll have everything you need to do something incredible--for yourself, and for others.
Do you work well in a large team environment patients where critical thinking is essential?
As an Outpatient Clinical Oncology Social Worker at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, you will be responsible for the planning, organization and implementation of social work services to cancer patients and their families. The clinical social worker is responsible for developing patient care goals and treatment plans as agreed upon by the patient's care team regarding psychosocial issues, and in agreement with the Cedars-Sinai Oncology Enterprise Patient and Family Support Program Social Work Care Model. The position requires experience and facility in brief therapy interventions, counseling, crisis intervention, problem-solving and conflict resolution, patient and family management, transdisciplinary collaboration, biopsychosocial assessments, navigation, education, advocacy, and community resource linkages.
You will follow regulatory requirements (i.e. JACHO) appropriate for position.
Practices social work services in accordance with applicable laws.
You will lead and monitor distress screening tools and utilize these to triage patient needs, create evidence-based treatment plans and refer them to the appropriate resources.
Respond in a timely manner to referrals initiated by various members of the medical oncology care and Patient and Family Support Program teams.
Assess the psychological, physical and environmental factors impacting adult and pediatric cancer patients, and their families at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute, and possibly Oncology Enterprise Wide.
You will provide brief behavioral interventions to cancer patients and their families throughout the trajectory of the patient's cancer illness
Connect patients with appropriate resources including financial-aid/cancer specific grants, transportation services, home health options, community cancer wellness programs, insurance providers, hospices, Public and Private Benefits, etc.
You will participate in and run the proper reporting of suspected abuse/neglect and other government-related reporting such as Child Protective Services, Adult Protective Services, Office of the Public Guardian, Long-Term Care Ombudsman, Community Care Licensing, and law enforcement.
Advocate for patient rights and self-determination in the medical system.
Discuss palliative care, hospice care, and advanced care planning with patients and participate in documenting the patient's wishes in their electronic medical records.
Complete comprehensive documentation in the patient's electronic medical record, consistent with legal and organizational requirements.
Evaluate caseload daily and assess achievement of short- and long-term patient goals, modify goals with providers and the care team based upon patient outcomes.
You will provide follow-up and outcome communication to the referral source (i.e., oncologist, Patient and Family Support Program colleague, family, home health personnel, community social worker, health plan, etc.).
Collaborate with the transdisciplinary treatment team of physicians (psychiatry/cancer rehabilitation and survivorship/supportive care medicine), nurses, social workers, care managers, registered dieticians, chaplains, and medical staff to ensure integration of care.
You will participate in weekly inter/multidisciplinary team meetings, as well as others as assigned.
Participate in weekly group supervision and weekly individual supervision.
Provide On-Call Social Work Services as required.
Perform other relevant duties in the scope of social work as assigned.
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scientists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical research... and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major teaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly competitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.