Social Worker – Oncology

Job Description

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Department of Social Services (MSH) -  Req Number: 2626396


Job Title: Social Worker – Oncology

 

  

Roles & Responsibilities:

The social worker in this position will be in the Dubin Breast Center and The Mount Sinai Breast Health Resource Program. This is continuity of care position where the social worker will follow patients outpatient and during inpatient admissions. 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. The social worker 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. The social worker 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. There is an expectation that the social worker will be involved in program development and facilitation of support groups (some requiring evening hours).


Requirements: 

New York State LMSW required, LCSW preferred.
Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
Experience providing psychosocial services to patients with cancer preferred.
Excellent clinical, communication, collaborative, and organizational skills.
Skills in rapid psychosocial assessment and focused, short-term treatment.
Ability to develop and coordinate programs.


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 comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate, exclude, or treat people differently on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. 

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