AdventHealth Licensed Clinical Social Worker – Outpatient Oncology/Neuro - Orlando in Orlando, Florida
Licensed Clinical Social Worker – Outpatient Oncology/Neuro - Orlando
AdventHealth Orlando seeks to hire a Social Worker who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.
Located on a lush tropical campus, our flagship hospital, 1,368-bed AdventHealth Orlando, serves as the major tertiary facility for much of the Southeast, the Caribbean and South America. Florida Hospital Orlando houses one of the largest Emergency Departments and largest cardiac catheterization labs in the country. We are already one of the busiest hospitals in the nation, providing service excellence to more than 32,000 inpatients and 125,000 outpatients each year.
The AdventHealth Cancer Institute sees more cancer patients than any other hospital in the state. AHCI consists of a multidisciplinary team of over 100 of the most recognized and skilled physicians for cancer care. No other cancer program in our community gives access to more multidisciplinary services, more advanced technology, or more cutting-edge research.
Monday – Friday; 8:00am – 4:30pm
Outpatient Oncology social work is a sub-specialty of clinical medical social work. The Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) provides oncology social work interventions in the outpatient oncology setting with pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric cancer patients, caregivers and family members throughout the diagnostic and treatment continuum and survivorship. The LCSW has specialized training in comprehensive cancer care and mental health and is skilled in the ability to help people living with cancer improve their quality of life, manage distress, cope effectively, develop strategies, utilize community resources and find hope. The LCSW works in a multidisciplinary collaborative team with physicians and other healthcare team members in determining patient’s medical status, treatment plan and prognosis as they relate to and effect psychosocial care, long-term care, palliative and end-of-life care planning. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.
Knowledge, Skills, Education, & Experience Required:
Excellent written and communication skills with patients, families and caregivers as well as other members of the healthcare team, including conflict management, and advocacy.
Ability to uphold professional standards by adhering to the NASW Code of Ethics, AOSW Standards of Care for Oncology Social Workers and Florida State Board of Social Work License.
Knowledge of growth and human development, ethnicity, spirituality, individual personality, sexuality, and family life specific to oncology and illness adjustment for pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric cancer patient, caregiver, and family members. Knowledge of advanced directives, including DNR. Knowledge of home health care, palliative care and hospice care.
Knowledge of local, state, and federal entitlement programs and oncology specific community resources and support programs.
Ability to maintain a professional appearance and work environment which reinforces a client-centered, therapeutic relationship
Experience in clinical counseling, including palliative and end-of-life issues
Three years of experience in oncology/hematology/palliative care social work
Knowledge of AH and AHCI systems (preferred) Bilingual (English required/Spanish preferred) systems (preferred)
Current, active Oncology Social Work Certification (OSW-C), as administered by the Association of Oncology Social Work (AOSW) systems (preferred)
Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required:
Current active State of Florida license as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Current, active Oncology Social Work Certification (OSW-C), as administered by the Association of Oncology Social Work (AOSW) (preferred)
Demonstrates through behavior AdventHealth’s Core Values of Keep Me Safe, Love Me, Make it Easy, and Own it as outlined in the organization’s Performance Excellence Program
Utilizes knowledge and skill in all LCSW/Oncology Social Work level appropriate psychosocial activities and interventions. Interventions include oncology distress screenings, psychosocial assessments of the full impact of cancer, illness adjustment counseling, crisis intervention, individual and family counseling, concrete services/case management, and psycho-educational and therapeutic oncology support groups. Interventions include the development of treatment plans with patient and caregivers to enhance optimal psychosocial functioning during and after cancer treatment.
Assesses patient and caregiver ability to understand diagnosis and treatment needs and work cooperatively with the treatment team in adherence to treatment recommendations. Assesses patient functional, emotional and psychiatric status, provides clinical interventions and refers to mental health treatment where indicated. Assesses patient and caregiver transportation needs, financial status, employment, disability and insurance issues with appropriate referrals for medication and community assistance.
Assesses patient and caregiver ability to comprehend and adhere to oncology care and participate in the development of treatment plans with patient and caregivers to enhance optimal psychosocial functioning throughout the diagnostic and oncology treatment continuum. Provides professional clinical competency and effective evidence-based best practice counseling in patient care specific to oncology, trauma, palliative care, and end of life, grief, and bereavement in specialized oncology clinics (NeuroOncology, GYNOncology, Radiation Oncology, Medical & Hematology Oncology and AH Chemotherapy Infusion Clinics) working within a multi-disciplinary collaborative team. Conducts depression screenings and administers suicide assessments with a clear understanding of Florida Baker Act Law, to institute the Baker Act and/or work with appropriate physician to do the same, when necessary.
Completes patient documentation and department statistics
Works effectively under stress; managing crisis, conflict, and job challenges in a constructive manner and demonstrating self-care.
Interacts professionally with team members, hospital personnel, patient, family and caregivers across the continuum of care, developing a rapport that is conducive to effective and efficient patient care.
Documents social work interventions and statistics in a timely manner according to departmental policy.
Utilizes leadership skills and insight to appropriately access and utilize manager’s input in accordance to departmental policy.
Participates in community outreach and marketing efforts in accordance to AHCI strategy to support AHCI programs.
Assists with social work coverage in other clinics and at other campuses.
Attends meetings, conducts site visits and other business at other campuses as needed, in addition to primary clinic assignment.
Performs other duties as assigned.
If you want to be a part of a team that is dedicated to delivering the highest quality in patient care, we invite you to explore the Social Worker opportunity with AdventHealth Orlando and apply online today.
Social Worker, Outpatient Oncology, Orlando
Job: Social Worker
Primary Location: US-FL-Orlando
Position Location Orlando
Organization AdventHealth Central Florida
Job Level Staff / Associate
Education Level Master's Degree
Job Posting May 2, 2019, 3:41:07 PM
Req ID: 278057
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