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Clinical Social Worker – San Luis Obispo

UCLA Health

This is a Contract position in San Luis Obispo, CA posted November 16, 2020.

Job Description

Responsibilities As a Clinical Social Worker at the UCLA Simms/Mann Center, you will be a part of a team that provides comprehensive psychosocial care to patients with cancer and their families. You will provide case-management, assess psychosocial needs, and provide individual, group and family counseling as well as identify patients, respond to referrals and meet the wide range of needs of outpatients. Provide referrals for economic, psychological, social, hospice and home health care as needed. Provide other related services that promote the Simm/Mann Center and improve the quality of life of the patient and family touched by cancer. Orient new patients (in person and on the phone), walk-in patients and other visitors to the Center’s range of services, directing them toward the services that are the most appropriate to the patients’ particular situations and needs. You will develop a thorough familiarity with the Center’s and community resources in order to help patients locate what they need. Working with other oncology professionals to promote quality of life of patients, you will conduct therapeutic support groups; staff evening monthly lecture series; provide on-call service; and participate in training of interns and volunteers. Participate in program evaluation and in determining the need for new services. Update and screen the Center’s resource referral network and website, select appropriate information, websites and resources to be made accessible to patients. Experience and knowledge working with medical patients in outpatient and/or inpatient medical environments with some exposure to oncology preferred. LCSW degree and ability to travel to multiple oncology clinics owned by UCLA required but primarily at the San Luis Obispo Hematology Oncology Clinic. 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.

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