Position Summary Arizona Oncology Associates is looking for a MSW- Social Worker. Great opportunity to join a team that focuses on patient care. Located in Sunny Arizona, you will have the ability to enjoy small town living with big city amenities on top of a rewarding work/life balance.
The ideal candidate will have the following background and experience:
Master's degree in social work from an accredited university.
Experience as a licensed social worker, oncology experience preferred.
Appropriate state licensure required.
Position is considering all levels of experience
Under general supervision, provides counseling services to patients requiring emotional and psychosocial assistance. Provides knowledge of agencies and organizations offering emotional, physical, social, and financial services to patients and families. Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Meets with patients and their families for psychosocial needs assessment and examines social support, appropriate community resources, and coping mechanisms.
Documents all communication accurately and appropriately. Completes all required billing forms for clinical services in a timely manner.
Provides psychological support to patients and families. Provides support to clinic patients and their families during hospitalizations.
Provides follow-up counseling on an ongoing basis. Acts as a patient/family advocate in negotiating the health care system.
Develops and maintains support groups to enhance the quality of care to patients and their families. Provides information to patients and families regarding resources both in local communities and those geographically distant, i.e. those patients contemplating procedures in other cities, BMT, etc.
Facilitates team support of identified patient and family needs through ongoing communication with clinic team members.
Provides education to patients and clinic staff regarding skills and knowledge specific to the role of a mental health worker in a medical practice. Develops and maintains working relationships with community agencies, health care organizations, and other providers to promote a broad base of support for patients and families.
Coordinates support groups with local agencies and health care providers to prevent duplication of services and to better address the needs of the patient population.
Provides speaking services to groups and organizations to facilitate public understanding of the emotional component of the cancer experience. Facilitates employee support groups as needed.
Completes patient disability forms when necessary. Maintains indigent patient drug program when necessary. Maintains knowledge of insurance reimbursement issues.
Demonstrates knowledge of age-specific differences in the patient population that include late adolescence, adulthood, middle age, and the elderly. This includes physiological, psychological, and developmental differences unique to each group.
Participates in quality improvement activities. May oversee the activities of staff providing coordination of Social Services.
Company Overview: As the largest cancer practice in Arizona, we are proud to provide advanced and compassionate Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Gynecologic Oncology and Hematologic services. Our physicians and staff incorporate a multidisciplinary, personalized approach to treatment to enhance the patient experience by providing complete care in convenient, community-based locations. We are proud to provide patients with access to the latest treatments, state-of-the-art technology, and an extensive research program. We believe it is beneficial to patients' that these therapies are provided in a community setting, because it allows you to remain close to home and to your support system. Arizona Oncology physicians are supported by talented clinical staff that are sensitive to the needs of cancer patients and their caregivers. United in Healing with The US Oncology Network Arizona Oncology is united in healing with The US Oncology Network, one of the nation's largest community-based cancer treatment and research networks focused on advancing cancer care in America. As an affiliate of The US Oncology Network, Arizona Oncology is united with more than 1,000 physicians and 10,000 cancer professionals nationwide.
Ready For Your Next Career Challenge? We'd Love to Hear from You!
If you possess the above qualifications and a desire to make a difference, we invite you to submit your resume and apply. In addition to a great career opportunity, we offer excellent benefits, a team environment, professional development, and the chance to be part of a nationwide network dedicated to fight the war against cancer. *HEC *M
The US Oncology Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.