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UPMC Clinical Social Worker, MSW (Center for Counseling and Cancer Support) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


UPMC Center for Counseling and Cancer Support (CCCS) is hiring a full-time Clinical Social Worker, MSW to join their team in Shadyside, PA! In this position, you will work Monday-Friday during daylight hours providing outpatient individual psychotherapy, including providing accurate diagnosis and development and implementation of a psychotherapy treatment plan.

CCCS provides psychologic care to patients dealing with a cancer diagnosis or their primary caregiver.


  • Monitor and evaluates plan, options and available services to effectively meet the patients' needs. Reassess the plan of care as status changes at a minimum of every 1-3 days.

  • Demonstrate appropriate professional practice, maintaining respect for confidentiality and freedom of choice as outlined by the Code of Ethics of the National Association of Social Workers.

  • Demonstrate a knowledge of reimbursement systems, the ability to educate patients and families regarding payer requirements/coverage for post-hospital services and the ability to effectively advocate on behalf of the patient to obtain authorization.

  • Demonstrate the ability to identify, assess, counsel, and effectively intervene with medically and psychosocially complex patients.

  • Demonstrate expertise in accessing social systems by providing resource-specific information to patients/families, initiating contact with resources and facilitating the patient's/family's ability to accept referrals.

  • Maintain extensive knowledge of federal, state and local assistance programs and community resources that affect patient needs.

  • Utilize the modalities of crisis intervention, brief goal directed therapy or other therapeutic counseling methods.

  • Provide accurate, timely, and appropriate documentation of all social work interventions in the medical record per regulatory policies and procedures.

  • Complete a psychosocial assessment that includes social, economic, cultural, and behavioral factors, history of child, elder or domestic abuse , prior psychiatric or substance abuse treatment, and all other available resources.

  • Follow the guidelines of the State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors.

  • Collaborate with the healthcare team patients and families and relevant community resources to develop and implement an individualized plan of care.

  • Educate and advocate for patients and families to enhance their ability to make informed decisions regarding medical care, discharge planning, advance directives and end of life care.


  • Masters in Social Work (MSW) required from a graduate school approved by the Council on Social Work Education.

  • Minimum of two (2) years experience preferred, preferably in an acute care hospital or other health care entity.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Clinical Social Worker (CSW) OR Licensed Social Worker (LSW)

  • Act 34

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

UPMC has a Center for Engagement and Inclusion that is charged with executing leading-edge and next-generation diversity strategies to advance the organization’s diversity management capability and its national presence as a diversity leader. This includes having Employee Resource Groups, such as PRIDE Health or UPMC ENABLED (Empowering Abilities and Leveraging Differences) Network, which support the implementation of our diversity strategy.

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