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Social Worker-MSW/LCSW

Description

UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital is currently hiring a Social Worker to provide services in our outpatient 33510 - 33510 MAGEE OP Oncology Unit department. We specialize in breast and gynecological cancers.  This is a full-time position that will work daylight hours, Monday – Friday, with no weekends or holidays.  We offer a competitive wage, a generous total rewards benefits package and a built-in career ladder.

We are looking for someone who is self-motivated and has a background preferably in oncology or someone who has a strong medical background.  The social worker is responsible for providing complete psychosocial assessments crisis intervention, individual and family support and connection to appropriate community resources during their patient’s cancer journey. 

Responsibilities:

  • Represents the discipline of social work on hospital, community or other committees of interest.
  • Continue to monitor and evaluate the plan of care, options and available services throughout the healthcare setting to effectively meet the patient and family's need.
  • Demonstrates expertise in accessing social systems by providing resource-specific information to patients and families, initiating contact with appropriate resources, and facilitating the patient / family's ability to accept referrals.
  • Provides a high level of clinical expertise, critical thinking and problem-solving skills to situations to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Provides accurate, timely and appropriate documentation of all social work interventions in the medical record per regulatory policies and procedures.
  • Successfully utilize therapeutic counseling methods such as crisis intervention, psychosocial support, brief goal-directed therapy, CISM and/or other appropriate therapeutic methods that may be appropriate to the clinical situation.
  • Collaborate effectively with the healthcare team, patients and families and relevant community resources to develop and implement and individualized plan of care.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify, assess, counsel, and effectively intervene with medically and psychosocially complex patients with the ability to understand complex dynamics related to the clinical situation.
  • Complete a psychosocial assessment that includes social, economic, cultural, age-related and behavioral factors, history of child, elder or domestic abuse, prior psychiatric or substance abuse treatment, family and social support systems and all other available resources as appropriate to the clinical situation.
  • Demonstrate appropriate professional practice, maintaining respect for confidentiality and freedom of choice as outlined by the Code of Ethics by the National Association of Social Workers as well as the State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors.
  • Educate and advocate for patients and families to enhance their ability to make informed decisions regarding medical care, discharge planning, advance directives and end of life care.
  • Maintain extensive knowledge of federal, state and local assistance programs and community resources that affect patient needs.
  • Acts as a mentor to social work students and/or serves as a field instructor to MSW students.
  • Develops population-specific clinical expertise in area of practice.

 

Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Social Work from a CSWE accredited School of Social Work required.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Licensed Social Worker (LSW) - Current / active Social Work License required or successful pass of the social work licensing exam within 9 months of employment. 
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance 

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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