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)
UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran
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