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Social Worker (MSW)

Company: US Oncology, Inc.
Location: Tyler
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Overview

Texas Oncology is looking for a Social Worker (MSW) to join our team! This position will support the Longview, Palestine, Paris, Greenville, and Mt. Pleasant locations. Texas Oncology is the largest community oncology provider in the country and has approximately 600+ providers in 220+ sites across Texas and southeastern Oklahoma. Our founders pioneered community-based cancer care because they believed in making the best available cancer care accessible to all communities, allowing people to fight cancer at home with the critical support of family and friends nearby. Our mission is still the same today-at Texas Oncology, we use leading-edge technology and research to deliver high-quality, high-touch, evidence-based cancer care to help our patients achieve "More breakthroughs. More victories." in their fight against cancer. Today, Texas Oncology treats half of all Texans diagnosed with cancer on an annual basis.

Why work for us?

Come join our team that is responsible for helping lead Texas Oncology in treating more patient diagnosed with cancer than any other provider in Texas. We offer our employees a competitive benefits package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short-term and Long-term disability coverage, a generous PTO program, a 401k plan that comes with a company match, a Wellness program that rewards you practicing a healthy lifestyle, and lots of other great perks such as Tuition Reimbursement, an Employee Assistance program and discounts on some of your favorite retailers.

What does the Social Worker (MSW) position do?

The Social Worker provides counseling services to patients requiring emotional and psychosocial assistance. Provides knowledge of agencies and organizations offering emotional, physical, social, and financial services to patients and families.

Responsibilities

The essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Meets with patients and their families for psychosocial needs assessment and examines social support, appropriate community resources, and coping mechanisms.
  • Documents all communication accurately and appropriately.
  • Provides psychological support to patients and families. Provides support to clinic patients and their families during hospitalizations.
  • Provides follow-up counseling on an ongoing basis. Acts as a patient/family advocate in negotiating the health care system.
  • Develops and maintains support groups to enhance the quality of care to patients and their families.
  • Provides information to patients and families regarding resources both in local communities and those geographically distant, i.e. those patients contemplating procedures in other cities, BMT, etc.
  • Facilitates team support of identified patient and family needs through ongoing communication with clinic team members.
  • Provides education to patients and clinic staff regarding skills and knowledge specific to the role of a mental health worker in a medical practice. Develops and maintains working relationships with community agencies, health care organizations, and other providers to promote a broad base of support for patients and families.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate for the position will have the following background and experience:

  • Master of Social Work is required for this position
  • 2-4 years working in as a Social Worker, Oncology is a huge plus
  • A great team player with excellent communication and multitasking skills
  • Knowledge of the psychosocial impact of the disease.
  • Knowledge of the community and governmental resources

The ideal candidate for the position will have the following background and experience:

  • Master of Social Work is required for this position
  • 2-4 years working in as a Social Worker, Oncology is a huge plus
  • A great team player with excellent communication and multitasking skills
  • Knowledge of the psychosocial impact of the disease.
  • Knowledge of the community and governmental resources

The essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Meets with patients and their families for psychosocial needs assessment and examines social support, appropriate community resources, and coping mechanisms.
  • Documents all communication accurately and appropriately.
  • Provides psychological support to patients and families. Provides support to clinic patients and their families during hospitalizations.
  • Provides follow-up counseling on an ongoing basis. Acts as a patient/family advocate in negotiating the health care system.
  • Develops and maintains support groups to enhance the quality of care to patients and their families.
  • Provides information to patients and families regarding resources both in local communities and those geographically distant, i.e. those patients contemplating procedures in other cities, BMT, etc.
  • Facilitates team support of identified patient and family needs through ongoing communication with clinic team members.
  • Provides education to patients and clinic staff regarding skills and knowledge specific to the role of a mental health worker in a medical practice. Develops and maintains working relationships with community agencies, health care organizations, and other providers to promote a broad base of support for patients and families.

Keywords: US Oncology, Inc., Tyler , Social Worker (MSW), Other , Tyler, Texas

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