Clinical Social Worker - Irvine/Laguna Hills 7/22/2020
JOB DESCRIPTIONAPPLY Responsibilities
As a Clinical Social Worker at the UCLA Simms/MannnCenter, you will be a part of a team that provides comprehensive psychosocialncare to patients with cancer and their families. You will providencase-management, assess psychosocial needs, and provide individual, group andnfamily counseling as well as identify patients, respond to referrals and meetnthe wide range of needs of outpatients. Provide referrals for economic,npsychological, social, hospice and home health care as needed. Providenother related services that promote the Simm/Mann Center and improve thenquality of life of the patient and family touched by cancer. Orient newnpatients (in person and on the phone), walk-in patients and other visitors tonthe Center s range of services, directing them toward the services that are thenmost appropriate to the patients particular situations and needs. You will developna thorough familiarity with the Center s and community resources in order tonhelp patients locate what they need.
Working with other oncologynprofessionals to promote quality of life of patients, you will conductntherapeutic support groups; staff evening monthly lecture series; providenon-call service; and participate in training of interns and volunteers. Participatenin program evaluation and in determining the need for new services. Update andnscreen the Center's resource referral network and website, select appropriateninformation, websites and resources to be made accessible to patients.
Experience and knowledge working withnmedical patients in outpatient and/or inpatient medical environments with somenexposure to oncology preferred. LCSW degree and ability to travel tonmultiple oncology clinics owned by UCLA required but primarily at thenLaguna Hills & Irvine Hematology Oncology Clinics.Qualifications
Master s degree in social work and licensed in California
Knowledge of psychosocial and other rehabilitation related problems that arise in individuals with cancer at all phases of their disease and treatments.
Knowledge of the most common cancers (e.g. breast, colon, prostate, lung and gynecologic) and their treatments.
Knowledge of psychosocial distress screening instruments.
Ability to formulate assessments of psychosocial needs of individuals with cancer.
Skills and knowledge to deliver psychosocial interventions in a medical setting.
Skill in using computer database software to maintain and update resource referral network, all patient tracking, rehabilitation needs using software such as an Electronic Medical Record such as CareConnect with appropriate class work.
Ability to identify referral sources and to provide referrals for economic, psychosocial and home health care programs.
Ability to understand the mission of the Simms/Mann UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology and to implement its objectives for the delivery of patient care.
Ability to provide clinical knowledge to less experienced clinicians including developing didactic trainings, evaluating students, field instructor accreditation.
UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.