At Memorial Sloan Kettering, our social workers play a meaningful role in providing emotional support and guidance to people with cancer, as well as friends, families, and caregivers.
We are seeking to hire a Clinical Social Worker I to provide comprehensive bio-psychosocial assessment and follow-up to adult or pediatric patients and families in response to social, psychological and environmental needs related to the impact of diagnosis, admission, treatment, discharge, continued care and post-treatment. In this role, you will report to the Social Work Manager. If you'd like to learn more about our Social Work department, click here for more information.
Conduct screening and bio-psychosocial assessment of patients and families to assess their distress & develop ongoing clinical plan.
Provide clinical interventions and modification of psychosocial plan, ongoing clinical assessments, advocacy, resources and practical advice for patients and their families.
Collaborate with interprofessional team to address ongoing patient needs.
Assist patients/families in accessing appropriate psychosocial services along the continuum of care.
Identify the unique needs of assigned service; develop and implement appropriate interventions and programs.
Produce quality documentation in the medical record and all written correspondence; enter On Call Data; and prepare Philanthropic Budget Sheets.
Focus on professional development through supervision of student interns; participating in team consultation, teaching and research, presentations at national conferences and contributions to the social work/oncology literature.
Participate and serve on department-wide committees. Work with Supervisor, Practice Group Leader and/or Director of Social Work on special projects as assigned.
A Masters degree in Social Work and NY-LMSW are both required.
At least 2 years of post masters work experience in a hospital.
Strong clinical skills with individuals, families and groups.
Experience in oncology and/or palliative care, preferably in a pediatric setting.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
Internal Number: 2019-35290
About Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
As one of the world's premier cancer centers, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is committed to exceptional patient care, leading-edge research, and superb educational programs. The close collaboration between our physicians and scientists is one of our unique strengths, enabling us to provide patients with the best care available today as we work to discover more effective strategies to prevent, control, and ultimately cure cancer in the future. Our education programs train future physicians and scientists, and the knowledge and experience they gain at Memorial Sloan-Kettering has an impact on cancer treatment and the biomedical research agenda around the world.