Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Medicine, Division of Oncology. The position is a float position across all seven Siteman Cancer center locations.
Position plans, organizes and implements social work services for patients and families.
PRIMARY DUTIES ANDRESPONSIBILITIES:
Deliver clinical services to patients, families and employees, which include assessment, counseling, and community referral.
Screen and identify high risk patients and families.
Utilize crisis intervention, problem solving and psychosocial education techniques re: family coping, job related stress, financial concerns, adaptation to the health care system and changes in patient functional level.
Educate patients/caregivers about FMLA benefits, employer disability benefits, Social Security benefits.
Counsel regarding financial assistance programs including but is not limited to the following:Referrals to state Medicaid programs with ongoing follow up with uninsured/underinsured patients to remain current on application status and barriers that arise that may lead to patients not qualifying for this program.
Referrals to pharmaceutical patient assistance programs for uninsured and underinsured patients.
Referrals to Independent Co-Payment Assistance Foundations for oral chemotherapy drugs.
Enroll patients who have no prescription drug coverage in pharmaceutical assistance programs for oral chemotherapy drugs and other oral drugs as prescribed by their medical oncologist.
Remain current on Medicare Programs including Medicare Part D, the Affordable Care Act and other health insurance in order to educate patients/caregivers about these benefits.
Provide information regarding community resources in order to address barriers that may contribute to lack of adherence to the medical treatment plan.� Referrals may include:
Housing resources for patient/caregivers traveling from out of town
Nutritional supplement assistance programs
Prepare psychosocial reports and maintains necessary records.
Develop and implement psycho educational support groups.
Maintain professional code of ethics and scope of practice by adhering to national, institutional, and /or divisional standards as well as institutional policies, procedures and protocols.
Provide effective communication with all customers and team members to meet organizational goals and provide customer satisfaction.
Participate in staff meetings, in-service training, utilizing information, knowledge and skills gained to meet institutional and team goals.
Maintain competency in specialty area, through use of current journals, meetings, professional organizations, and other learning methods.
Master’s degree in Social Work required.
Currently a Licensed Master Social Work (LMSW) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Missouri, or Licensed Social Worker (LSW) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Illinois.
Basic Life Support certification. (Online BLS certifications, those without a skills assessment component, are not sufficient to meet the BLS requirements)
Minimum two years of experience in health/medical setting preferably in Oncology
Strong organizational and personnel skills required due to broad span of command.
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, required.
Must have current knowledge of patient rights, informed consent and risk management issues.
Computer skills including spreadsheets and word processing.
The hiring range for this position is $51,272 - $65,374 annually.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Please upload the following medical license/certification requirements:
MO and/or IL (whichever is applicable)
Current State of Missouri License
Any additional license or certifications you may have.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
This position is grade C11.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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