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Schedule: PRN (this is currently for assistance when FT Social Worker goes out on Maternity Leave; but there is the option to stay PRN when she returns)
Shift: M-F 8:30 to 5:00
Location:AdventHealth Hendersonville 100 Hospital Drive Hendersonville NC 28792, may be asked to cover at the Weaverville clinic 1-2 days/week (179 N. Buncombe School Rd, Weaverville NC)
The role you’ll contribute:The Oncology Licensed Social Worker (OLSW) is a specialized professional who assists the oncology patient and family to identify social, emotional, and environmental needs, and to connect them with available resources/services through the provision of a full spectrum of social work services. The OLSW will focus on the following areas of service: patient/support partner(s) and communication with healthcare providers for identified needs, and referrals to identified needed community services.
The value you’ll bring to the team:
·Promotes knowledge of oncology and effects for patient, support partner(s), and care providers
·Meets with patient/support partner(s) after diagnosis to provide counseling and referral services specific to needs.
·Collaborates with direct care staff to provide ongoing support for patient.
·Assesses patient needs for care resources.
·Collaborates with existing community organizations for patient needs.
·Educates and collaborates with multidisciplinary team to plan and participate in quality initiatives and research projects as appropriate.
·Reviews patient information and assesses patient for emotional needs and risk-factors.
·Serves as customer service advocate for patient and support partner(s).
·Consistently collaborates with physicians and multidisciplinary team to establish and oversee plan of care.
·Reviews physician and nurse documentation to ensure patient needs are met.
·Serves as primary point of contact for providers and patients requiring the OLSW. Acts as a resource to Infusion/Oncology Practices for patients’ needs. Collaborates with patient to identify potential barriers to achieving oncology treatments and set health goals for quality of life.
·Performs patient/family evaluations and histories. Provides psychosocial support through individual or family counseling, as needs dictate. Continuously reviews services area for needs and opportunities.
·Demonstrates skills and knowledge necessary to provide care appropriate to age of patient and family, including the knowledge of growth and development, the ability to obtain and interpret information to identify patient needs, and to provide the care needed.
·Collaborates with Infusion nursing care department(s) to confirm continuity of care needed.
·Works with Navigators to provide Survivorship Care Plans to patients.
·Contributes to community programs and education pertaining to specific oncology services
·Maintains a working knowledge of the availability of community resources and financial services for providing support and reducing barriers to care.
·Fosters supportive professional partnerships with community physicians.
·Participates in select community events to promote specific oncology programs at AdventHealth Hendersonville and affiliated oncology sites.
·Collaborates with community resources commonly used for oncology care needs.
The expertise and experiences you’ll need to succeed:
·Master’s Degree in Licensed Social Work required.
·Current licensure in the state of North Carolina for Social Work required.
·At least 3 years of recent social work experience in oncology preferred.
·Professional certification in specialty area preferred (or within three years of hire)
At AdventHealth, Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ is our mission. It calls us to be His hands and feet in helping people feel whole. Our story is one of hope — one that strives to heal and restore the body, mind and spirit. Our more than 80,000 skilled and compassionate caregivers in hospitals, physician practices, outpatient clinics, urgent care centers, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies and hospice centers are committed to providing individualized, wholistic care.