Clinical Social Worker, LCSW (Bilingual) - Cancer Center
$10,000 SIGN-ON AVAILABLE
Job ID: R0024859 | Allied Health Specialist | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
UVA Health is seeking to hire a full-time, bilingual 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 are opportunities to work with diverse, 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 Spanish and English-speaking 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 Spanish and English-speaking support groups and assist non-English speaking patients in navigating a large health system. The position may provide opportunity for clinical supervision of MSWs seeking licensure. Preference for a Spanish-speaking (listening and speaking) LCSW but any bilingual clinician is welcome to apply for this position.

The 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, and 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 provides 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 bachelor's and master's-level students and acts as a liaison to the community through public speaking. Participates in clinical training and supervision as needed.
  • Provides direct social work service to patients and families and/or groups of patients by providing assistance with social and practical environmental problems.
  • Provides emotional support to patients and families and/or groups of patients who may exhibit feelings of anxiety and stress precipitated by illness and hospitalization.
  • Conducts interventions based on needs identified during initial assessment.
  • Advocates for patient and family wishes when appropriate.
  • Provides emotional support to patient and family during hospitalization.
  • Educates patient and family on the intent of the intervention as needed.
  • Informs care team, patient and family of anticipated post-discharge needs.
  • Maintains acceptable working knowledge of resources needed to provide patients with continuity of care before and after discharge.
  • Participates in in-service and staff development activities by attendance, serving on planning committees and/or offering topics for pertinent educational programs.
  • Documents all activities relevant to casework discharge planning and follow-up in accordance with UVA and Social Work Policy Procedure and Guidelines and regulatory requirements.
  • Participates in education/research activities.
  • Acts as liaison between the hospital and outside agencies/legal authorities and referral sources.
  • Acts as therapist in daily therapy sessions and provides individual counseling/problem solving sessions as needed.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

Position Compensation Range: $56,763.20 - $90,812.80 Annually

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
  • Education: Master's degree in social work from a CSWE-accredited social work program required
  • Experience: 3 years of 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.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
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 and ability to hear, speak, see, distinguish colors, read and write legibly. Ability to lift/push/pull <20 lbs. May be exposed to chemicals, blood/body fluids and infectious disease.



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