$10,000 in sign-on incentive is available for new hires with a 2-year commitment!
UVA Health is seeking to hire a full time clinical social worker (LCSW) for the Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center (ECCCC), a nationally ranked NCI-Designated cancer center. Individuals from all around Virginia receive care at ECCCC, and there is opportunity to work with diverse cultures, refugee and undocumented patients. As a member of the ECCCC support services team, the clinical social worker will provide assessment, individual counseling both in-person and by telemedicine, referral assistance, and crisis intervention to patients receiving cancer care. Clinical social workers in this role receive referrals from and collaborate with the medical team to address patient concerns for adjustment to cancer diagnosis, treatment or prognosis, as well as concerns for depression and anxiety. End of life concerns are also addressed with patients and their family members. Clinical social workers assist with appropriate referrals for substance abuse treatment, family stress, and IPV. Clinical social workers in the cancer center collaborate with BSW level practitioners to assist with any logistical barriers to treatment. Additionally, this position promotes diversity, equity and inclusion when addressing patients' specific care needs based on their native language, cultural factors and health literacy. There is also an opportunity to develop support groups. The position may provide opportunity for clinical supervision of MSWs seeking licensure.
Clinical Social Worker is responsible for conducting face to face sessions with patients in order to complete thorough assessments develop treatment plans and provide supportive counseling crisis intervention and brief therapy. Provides clinical services (caseload can consist of inpatients as well as family members on an individual couples and family basis). Responsible for serving populations with a variety of clinical needs particularly psychological stress related to health impairments chronic illness trauma death and dying marriage and family dysfunction as well as substance abuse. Works with victims of intimate partner violence abuse or exploitation and facilitate the identification and implementation of healthy boundaries and effective communication techniques. Works with patients and team members in an effort to maximize patients' potential for the healthiest coping responses to their challenging situation including timely and safe discharge plans. Based on overall assessment and summary of patients and family needs makes appropriate community referrals for follow up as needed. Serves as a liaison between the medical staff and the patient/family and provide interventions designed to minimize patient stress and maximize coping skills to expedite recovery. Collaborates with all team members to maximize discharge planning and patient progression. Supervises bachelors and masters level students and acts as a liaison to the community through public speaking. Participates in clinical training and supervision as needed.
Position Compensation Range: $56,763.20 - $90,812.80 Annual
Education: Master's degree in Social Work from a CSWE accredited social work program required
Experience: 3 years' experience post master's required.
Licensure: Licensed to practice as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the Commonwealth of Virginia (LCSW) or applicants with an active license from another state must obtain Virginia LCSW within 18 months of hire date.
Job requires sitting for prolonged periods, standing/walking or use of assistive and climbing (stairs, steps). Proficient communicative, auditory and visual skills; Attention to detail, hear, speak, see, distinguish colors, read, ability to write legibly; Ability to lift/push/pull < 20lbs. May be exposed to chemicals, blood/body fluids and infectious disease.
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