The Social Worker MSW - Onocology is responsible for coordinating outpatient support services for cancer patients and works in conjunction with the inpatient oncology social worker as needed in providing support. The Oncology Social Worker is responsible for providing a full range of psychosocial services including psychosocial assessment, treatment planning, therapeutic interventions, and resource referral. In addition, the Oncology Social Worker is responsible for assessment and monitoring of the oncology distress screening program, identifying and facilitating appropriate support groups as well as providing financial assistance and guidance to patients in relation to their oral medication needs and guidance for completing grant and pharmaceutical applications for assistance. The Oncology Social Worker participates as a hospital member in cancer related outreach activities and screenings and is responsible for assisting in meeting the American College of Surgeons standards as they deal with issues psychosocial care of the cancer patient and outreach.
The person in this position works under the general supervision and guidance of the cancer support services specialist. They are responsible for various shifts, including working nights and weekends as needed, and may be subject to over 40 hours per week and/or callback as required, and may also be required to remain on campus immediately before, during, and after severe weather and/or disasters.