Oncology Social Worker

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

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Department of Social Services (MSH) -  Req Number: 2601002

Job Title: Social Worker 



Roles & Responsibilities:

The social worker in this position will be in the Dubin Breast Center and The Mount Sinai Breast Health Resource Program. The social worker will be an integral member of a multidisciplinary Breast Cancer team, providing psychosocial screening and comprehensive clinical services to optimize patient outcomes. (S)he will be highly knowledgeable about the psychosocial impact of disease on individuals and families at different stages of development and able to offer supportive counseling and education to patients, families and staff about the impact of a breast cancer diagnosis. (S)he will assist and navigate patients newly diagnosed with breast cancer through the complex diagnostic and treatment option phase, and as indicated through chemotherapy/radiation treatment and through to survivorship concerns. Patients diagnosed with metastatic disease may require ongoing care management and education around chronic illness, end-of-life care and bereavement counseling. The social worker will be responsible for providing ongoing supportive services and discharge planning for patients admitted to the hospital for treatment of their breast cancer. This social worker, with the current social workers in the Breast Health Resource Program, will provide comprehensive care to all Mount Sinai breast patients. There is an expectation that the social worker will be involved in program development and ongoing support group facilitation.

This social work role will have a focus on young women with breast cancer, diagnosed under age 40. The social worker will organize and facilitate the Young Women Connect support group that provides an environment where young women can openly participate and begin to regain social comfort. Group activities help the participants to normalize their breast cancer experience while they reach for age appropriate life benchmarks. The groups focus is about helping young women with breast cancer to move from the patient role towards of participating in survivorship activities.


• New York State LMSW or LCSW 
• LCSW preferred 
• Oncology experience preferred 
• Skills in rapid psychosocial assessment and focused, short-term treatment 
• Excellent clinical, collaborative, communication and organizational skills
• Ability to develop and maintain psychosocial programs/workshops 
• Inpatient discharge planning experience 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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