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Social Worker - Oncology

Company: SCL Health
Location: Wheat Ridge
Posted on: December 7, 2017

Job Description:

The Social Worker provides services to respond to the emotional needs of patients and their families.This employee also assists with patient admissions and the referral process. As part of the admission process, meet with the patient and family to review policies on advanced directives, patient rights and non-discrimination. Conduct and document a social services evaluation, including identification of patient problems/ needs.Meet with appropriate facility staff concerning patient issues.Provide social work consultation to patients, families and staff, as requested. Provide/arrange for social work services as indicated by patient/family needs. Assist patients, as needed, with financial planning. Maintain communications with caseworkers. Keep the patients family informed of patient problems, personal needs, transfers and changes of level assignment. Maintain a current list of community resources to facilitate referrals.Act as a liaison between the facility and the community. Assure all documentation complies with applicable regulations.Act in compliance with all corporate, State, Federal and other regulatory standards. Participate in the quality improvement process of the facility.Attend and participate in facility meetings, as required.Participate in and/or provide in-service education sessions. Access continuing education opportunities appropriate to discipline and responsibilities. Perform other duties, as assigned. -- The information above is for summary purposes, and is not intended to be a comprehensive list of essential functions. Bachelors degree in Social Work, required Current license/certification in the state of practice, required Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills, required Demonstrated ability to assess patient needs, develop and implement a plan of care and coordinate the discharge planning process, required Masters degree in Social Work, preferred Knowledge of accreditation standards and compliance requirements, preferred One (1) year of experience in a setting serving the same age/type of patient population served by this facility or department, preferred

Keywords: SCL Health, Denver, Social Worker - Oncology, Healthcare, Wheat Ridge, Colorado

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