This Pediatric Hematology Oncology Social Work Caseload/Position will follow the Pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL), Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL), and Lymphoma Diagnoses, along with a few other hematologic disorders requiring oncology therapy. The social worker will work closely with the Pediatric Leukemia and Lymphoma Providers, Nurse Practitioners, and other members of the medical disciplinary team. The clinical social worker is considered the primary mental health provider on the interdisciplinary team. The Leukemia/Lymphoma Social Worker will follow these patients from their diagnosis through treatment (2.5 to 3 years), until they transition to long term survivorship after 5 years or pass away. This position includes clinical mental health and case management work.
Social workers are available to:
Support patient and familys emotional needs and coping
Promote adaptation to illness and treatment
Help patient and family navigate through the medical system, bridging the connections between the family and the Hem/Onc interdisciplinary team.
Provide counseling to individuals, siblings, couples and families
Teach relaxation techniques, communication and coping skills
Help with problem solving, advocacy and communication about the patients plan of care
Help with school issues (arranging for home and hospital teaching, advocating for IEP and 504 educational plans, and guidance with school re-entry)
Help identify hospital and community-based resources: emotional, supportive and/or financial
72 hours per pay period with every other Monday off
Provides a range of clinical social work interventions that include advocacy, casework, counseling, crisis intervention, and care transitions management in assisting patients and families to reach their goals.
Plans and implements interventions and transition planning based upon psychosocial and risk assessments that are integrated into the patients plan of care.
Initiates/implements transition functions and activities for patients, communicating with patients, families and the health care team to ensure seamless transitions. Determine if caregiver training is needed.
Arranges and coordinates a comprehensive range of community resources; maintains up-to-date knowledge regarding resources and current financial information.
Takes a leadership role in facilitation of interdisciplinary communication, guiding interdisciplinary team member interactions with patient/families experiencing complex psychosocial issues.
Identifies and initiates appropriate system change to enhance patient and family satisfaction.
Effectively communicate transition plans across the continuum of care.
Partners with inpatient/outpatient care team on patient care issues.
Takes leadership in revising or restructuring program or service standards as needs change..
Acts as social work consultant to various levels of consultees to problem-solve complex patient care situation.Mentors internal members of the health care team on care transitions concepts. Facilitates integration of concepts into daily practice.
Understands and focuses on key performance indicators. Actively tracks outcome and participates in quality planning
Master's degree in Social Work with medical experience
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