Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Simms/Mann UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology Position

Job Title: Clinical Social Worker – Oncology Outpatients & Integrative Oncology
UCLA Title: Clinical Social Worker, Level II or III (depending on qualifications)
Job No.: H45732
Work Hours: M - F 8am - 5pm
Work Location: Simms/Mann-UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology, UCLA Medical Plaza
Minimum Salary: $31.82 / $5537 (for CSWIII)
Maximum Salary: $38.03 / $6617 (for CSWIII)
Contact Info: Marcia Britvan, Administrator, 310-794-1923;

Job Duties:

Function as part of a multi-disciplinary team member for the Simms/Mann - UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology providing comprehensive psychosocial care to patients with cancer and their families. Provide case-management, assess psychosocial needs, and provide individual, group and family counseling. Identify patients, respond to referrals and assist with the wide range of outpatient needs. Provide referrals for economic, psychological, social, integrative medicine, hospice and home health care as needed. Chart all contacts in a computer database. Staff evening monthly lecture series. Attend medical clinics, identify patients and respond to comprehensive psychosocial needs. Work in a complex medical system and assist patients in navigating that system. Provide other related services that promote the Integrative Oncology Center and improve the quality of life of cancer patients and their families. In addition, the clinical social worker will assist in selecting, training and supervising interns, unlicensed team members and volunteers. Participate in program development and facilitate specific support groups.

Job Qualifications:

Master's degree in social work. Licensure from California Board of Behavioral Sciences preferred. Knowledge of and skill in dealing with psychosocial and quality of life issues that arise in individuals with cancer and their social networks. Knowledge of the biology of cancer and the current standard treatments at all phases of disease and the implications for psychosocial care. Skill in assessing psychosocial needs through interview and assessment tools. Skills, knowledge and ability to develop and deliver psychosocial interventions (individual, group and family) in a medical setting. Knowledge of loss and grief. Familiarity with community resources and how to refer patients to them. Demonstrated computer and Internet facility. Interpersonal skills to work with a variety of types of patients, physicians and staff. Ability to provide a warm and caring attitude with patients and staff. Ability to share on-call responsibilities with other Center clinicians and to work some evening hours. Interpersonal skills oriented toward working as part of a team, yet having a high degree of independence. Ability to transmit information to others through written and verbal communication, e.g., in therapeutic situations, staff meetings, or clinical supervision of interns. Preferred: Oncology social work experience highly desirable.

CSWII will be license eligible, having completed hours of supervised training and all post MSW requirements. CSWIII will already be licensed. CSWIII will have prior experience in a medical environment and/or with cancer patients.

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