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Social Worker - Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute (72 hours/2 weeks)

Company: Lancaster General Health
Location: Lancaster
Posted on: November 15, 2019

Job Description:

CompanyLancaster General HospitalCost Center7672 Oncology Clinical SupportSupervisory OrganizationOncology Clinical SupportGradeG13SummaryThis position is located at the Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute.*Some travel may be required to Lancaster General Hospital.HOURS:? Fulltime, 72 hours/2 weeks.? Dayshift, primarily?8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Mondays through Fridays.? As the cancer institute continues to grow, there will be extended evening hours.**There is intermittent expectation for coverage of cancer support groups during some evening hours as well.SUMMARY: Assess the psychosocial needs of patients and families and provide information, support, counseling, Care management, and referrals to appropriate resources.? Functions as part of an interdisciplinary team of physicians, nurses and other professionals to maintain continuity of patient care for all patient populations from admission to discharge.? Participates in developing and implementing programs and initiatives.FUNCTIONS:

  • Completes a comprehensive psychosocial assessment of patients and reports findings to families, physicians and other healthcare providers as appropriate.
  • Facilitates social service contacts and develops treatment plan in coordination with social service resources.
  • Facilitates family and relational counseling in relation to social, psychological, financial and other issues which are present upon admission or as part of the discharge planning process
  • Assists patient and family to understand and carry out medical recommendations and solve problems that interfere with treatment care plan.
  • Assists patients and families in areas of resource planning.
  • Develops and maintains relationships with a wide variety of community agencies and facilitates communication between these agencies and patients, families and clinical personnel.
  • Acts as a patient advocate. Investigates and reports adverse occurrences, and performs staff education related to resource utilization and psychosocial aspects of healthcare delivery.
  • Identifies psychosocial issues that are present and provides recommendations for treatment and care after discharge. Follows complex/non-routine cases? to facilitate coping with hospitalization and discharge planning
  • Obtains sufficient medical information regarding individual patient by interviewing patient, family, healthcare team, and others to determine patient needs, resources available in order to execute discharge planning.
  • Documents care activity in patient charts according to department policies and procedures.REQUIREMENTS:
    • ?Master?s degree from an accredited school or program in Social Work is required.
    • Two (2) years of social work experience is required.
    • Two (2) years of hospital social work is preferred.

Keywords: Lancaster General Health, Wilmington , Social Worker - Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute (72 hours/2 weeks), Other , Lancaster, Delaware

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