Provides a range of counseling, educational and case management services to Cancer Center patients and community groups. Involved in program and educational development, crisis intervention and consultation for patients and staff members throughout the hospital. May provide training and guidance to graduate students. Functions as a team member with physicians, RN's, dosimetrist and radiation therapists.
EDUCATION: Master's Degree in Social Work or Master's Degree in Counseling
SKILLS: Strong case management skills, interpersonal and assessment skills. Understanding medical terminology and an ability to formulate counseling and case management plans in conjunction with the medical team. Ability to work independently and lead and co-lead therapy and educational groups. Strong crisis intervention skills for patients in emergency situations. Flexibility with job assignments. Competent computer skills for word processing and data collection
CERTIFICATION/LICENSES: Current licensure as an LICSW in New Mexico and completes annual CEU's per licensing board.
EXPERIENCE: Five years of Social Work experience required. Oncology experience preferred.
NATURE OF SUPERVISION:
-Responsible to: Director, Cancer Center
-Bloodborne Pathogen B
Multiple simultaneous activities around patient care. Exposure to infectious diseases and intermittent exposure to blood, excrements, odors and noise. Work area has normal heat light and air.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to handle crisis situations. Has knowledge of and uses good body mechanics.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.