The Radiation Patient Counselor is responsible for providing social services support to patients, families and groups in the Radiation Oncology department. Professional services include, but are not limited to bio-psychosocial assessment, brief treatment, crisis intervention, case consultation, patient education, discharge planning, and resource management.
The licensed mental health professional is an integral part of the interdisciplinary team, providing mental health expertise, in addition to community outreach, networking and liaison with community programs related to Oncology Services.
This position requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the mission of Saddleback Memorial Medical Center. It is expected that the employee demonstrate behavior consistent with the core values. The employee shall support Saddleback Memorial Medical Center’s strategic plan and the goals and direction of the performance improvement plan. The employee will also be expected to support all organizational expectations including, but not limited to: Customer Service, Patient’s Rights, Confidentiality of Information, Environment of Care and MemorialCare initiatives.