Social Worker I

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center • Seattle, WA 98101

Posted 4 weeks ago

Job Description

Please Enable Cookies to Continue Please enable cookies in your browser to experience all the personalized features of this site, including the ability to apply for a job.Welcome page Social Worker IJob ID 11878Type Regular Full-TimeCompany Seattle Cancer Care AllianceLocation US-WA-Seattle Overview The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.The Social Worker is responsible for providing professional social work services (i.e., screening, motivational interviewing, brief interventions, counseling, resource needs assessment, identification and navigation) to adult patients and families. Collaborates with SCCA partner institutions as well as public and community based social services and behavioral health providers to ensure continuity of care across systems. Uses clinical judgment and problem solving skills to address patient and family emotional/psychological, social, developmental and tangible resource issues. Facilitates identification, referrals and linkage to internal and community resources. Assists and advocates for patients with concrete needs. Strives to achieve the highest in patient (customer) satisfaction. Supports the mission of SCCA and its affiliates. Provides consultation to staff at SCCA and to community resources as needed.This new position will specifically support the Sickle Cell program at SCCA, with a predominant focus upon ongoing assessment of tangible needs and support in linking patients and families to public and community-based resources in support of positive treatment outcomes. S/he will also provide clinical SW support to patients and families, as well as program staff. The SW1 will team with other SW staff, as well as Clinical Patient Navigators who address practical needs of patients in a subset of other SCCA clinics, and may provide backfill for absent colleagues as needed. Responsibilities Ongoing assessment of tangible resource/service needs in support of positive clinical outcomesOutreach / coordination of access to public and community-based social and behavioral health servicesDistress screening, to evaluate emotional and psychological distressMental health screening and substance use disorder screening to identify psychological/psychiatric conditions that need to be addressed within the context of care planning. This includes screening for distress, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, substance use, and cognitive statusEmotional support (brief therapy, individual and family counseling, grief and loss counseling and crisis intervention)Collaboration and consultation with medical teams regarding psychological, social and emotional issues, mental health conditions, substance related conditions, and considerations for care/treatment planningReferral to internal services a the SCCA, local and regional support networks, and tangible needs resourcesConducts patient navigation activitiesCoordination with in-patient social workers to facilitate transition between in-patient, out-patient and homePromotion of needs for the culturally diverse and socially, intellectually or physically challenged patientsAssisting medical team to effectively address disruptive behavior and help with developing Patient Care Agreements when necessaryBuild and strengthen relationships with social service and behavioral health providers beyond SCCA Qualifications Required:Master's degree in Social Work from an accredited graduate School of Social WorkWA State Department of Health registration/certification/licensureExperience with counseling individuals and familiesStrong assessment and crisis intervention skillsAbility to communicate effectively with patients/families from diverse cultural backgroundsAbility to work effectively with multidisciplinary teamsComputer skills: Outlook, Word, ExcelPreferred:Experience working with oncology patients and family members/significant other and working effectively with multidisciplinary teams preferredCognitive Behavioral Therapy trainingBrief interventions trainingMotivational interviewing trainingGrief and loss trainingSkills in screening for distress and mental health conditions, including substance use disorders Our Commitment to Diversity We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and VEVRAA Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at or by calling 206-667-4700. OptionsApply for this job onlineApplyShareRefer this job to a friendReferSorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.Share on your newsfeed Not ready to apply? for general consideration. Software Powered by iCIMS


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