We are seeking a medical social worker (LCSW) who will serve patients and families managing a cancer diagnosis at the Anschutz
Cancer Center in Aurora, Colorado. If selected, you would join a multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, social workers, psychologist and dietitians. you would provide supportive counseling, assessment, and advanced care planning during the course of the patient's treatment. This position specializes in the care of patients with blood cancer (e.g. leukemia, lymphoma or multiple myeloma) and those who may undergo stem cell transplant or CAR-T therapies.
Work Schedule: Full Time Days
Completes psychosocial and pre-transplant biopsychosocial assessments.*Provides education and consultation to patients and caregivers, the treatment team and the community.
Accesses internal and external resources on patients' behalf, facilitates referrals, confirms resources and assists patients in implementing needed actions.
Provides counseling support with an emphasis on adjustment to illness through treatment, survivorship and end of life.
Communicates psychosocial impact of diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment interventions to the multidisciplinary team as appropriate and assists in determining transplant eligibility.
Maintains timely documentation, consistently meeting the department and UCH standard.
Contributes to program development and leadership of new and existing projects.
Maintains effective working relationships with patients and caregivers through engagement, collaboration, advocacy and problem solving.
Facilitate (or co-facilitate) a support group for patients and/or caregivers.
Utilize a distress screening tool for the management, treatment and referral of patients based on NCCN and ACOS guidelines.
Communicates with the inpatient blood cancer social worker about patient/caregiver needs and cross cover the hospital as needed.
Specific to stem cell transplant:
Assist in development of a 24/7 caregiving plan and support system for the patient to be used during the lengthy post-transplant or post-procedure recovery period.
Assist the patient/caregiver in relocation plans, resources to address the financial burden of transplant, and navigation of the emotional and practical needs associated with the challenging and resource intensive transplant and recovery process.
Work collaboratively with the blood cancer psychologists to serve patients, families, and caregivers with complex psychosocial issues
Master's Degree in Social Work
2 years of' experience.
Licensed in the State of Colorado; or can be licensed in the State of Colorado
Outpatient medical and or Oncology social work experience
Case Management experience.
The pay range for this position is: $27.61- $41.412/ hour. Pay is dependent on applicant's relevant experience.
An annual bonus may be paid to eligible employees based upon organizational and individual performance.
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