Social Worker – Inpatient Oncology

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

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Department of Social Services (MSH) -  Req Number: 2555240

Job Title:  Social Worker – Inpatient Oncology


Roles & Responsibilities:

This is a social work position in the expanding Adult Leukemia Program. The social worker in this position will be working with patients and families affected by acute leukemia and related hematologic malignancies, whose treatment plans will not include bone marrow transplants. The social worker will be an integral part of the interdisciplinary leukemia service team. The social worker will provide continuity of care throughout the hospital, supportive counseling, psycho-education and discharge planning services to patients and families. This social worker will be an active participant in the development of psychosocial services for leukemia patients. There is a strong end of life component to this position and it is the social worker’s responsibility to support patients and families through this process. The social worker will also be expected to run support programs and attend Leukemia Program meetings, some of which may be in the evenings. Responsibilities include coverage of other inpatient oncology social workers.


New York State LMSW or LCSW.
Strong multidisciplinary collaborative skills.
Knowledge of crisis, family and systems theory.
Inpatient hospital experience preferred.
Skills in conducting in-depth psychosocial assessment and focused, short and long term treatment.
Experience working with cancer and end-of- life issues preferred

Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize medicine together.
We work hard to acquire and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you can develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, can make an impact on quality patient care. 

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Who We Are

Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.
Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospital campuses, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation. 

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