Social Worker FT Oncology Radiation Therapy at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 10/25/2020

Job Snapshot

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  • Date Posted:
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    Case Management
  • Travel
    Yes, 75 % of the Time
  • Shift
    1 - Day

Job Description


Social Worker Oncology Radiation Therapy Full Time

AdventHealth Fish Memorial

Location Address: 1055 Saxon Boulevard, Orange City, FL 32763

Top Reasons to work at AdventHealth Fish Memorial Hospital:

  • Work for an organization whose mission is to "Extend the Healing Ministry of Christ
  • Career growth and advancement potential
  • High quality of lifestyle with a lost cost of living
  • No state income tax


Full Time Days

You will be responsible for:

  • Utilizes knowledge and skill in all Oncology Social Work level appropriate psychosocial activities and interventions. Interventions include oncology distress screenings, psychosocial assessments of the full impact of cancer, illness adjustment counseling, crisis intervention, individual and family counseling, concrete services/case management and psycho-educational and therapeutic oncology support groups.
  • Assesses patient and caregiver ability to understand diagnosis and treatment needs and work cooperatively with the treatment team in adherence to treatment recommendations.  Assesses patient functional, emotional and psychiatric status, provides clinical interventions and refers to mental health treatment where indicated.  Assesses patient and caregiver transportation needs, financial status, employment, disability and insurance issues with appropriate referrals for medication and community assistance.
  • Interacts professionally with team members, hospital personnel, patient, family and caregivers across the continuum of care, developing a rapport that is conducive to effective and efficient patient care.
  • Participates in community outreach and marketing events.

What you will need:

  • Master's degree in Social Work
  • Two years of experience in clinical counseling, including oncology, hematology, palliative and end-of-life issues.
  • Current licensure in social work as required by the State of Florida, strongly preferred (if not currently licensed, must be license eligible and currently pursuing licensure).
  • Maintains membership in related professional organizations, such as NASW, AOSW and FSOSW.

Job Summary:

The Oncology Social Worker provides oncology social work interventions in the outpatient oncology setting with cancer patients, caregivers and family members throughout the treatment continuum and survivorship. The Oncology Social Worker has specialized training in comprehensive cancer care and mental health and is skilled in the ability to help people living with cancer improve their quality of life, manage distress, cope effectively, develop strategies, utilize community resources and find hope. The Oncology Social Worker works in a multidisciplinary team with physicians and other healthcare team members, in determining patient’s medical status, treatment plan and prognosis as they relate to and effect psychosocial care, long-term care, palliative and end-of-life planning. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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