Social Worker 2, Experimental Therapeutics, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center - Georgetown Unive
Social Worker 2, Experimental Therapeutics, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center - Georgetown University Medical Center
Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center (LCCC) is to a state-of-the-art cancer center housing more than 240,000 square feet of clinic and research space. Lombardi's mission is to provide the most advanced treatments available, to train future cancer specialists, and to cure cancer in its many forms. Lombardi is one of only 45 comprehensive cancer centers in the nation, and the only one in the Washington metropolitan area.
The Social Worker 2 provides direct services to patients with hemophilia and related bleeding disorders and their families related to hospitalization issues, dealing with illness and post-hospital planning, and disease complications including HIV. S/he also provides social work consultation, leadership and teaching functions, and needs assessments; and coordinates the Consumer Advisory Board for the federally funded Comprehensive Hemophilia Treatment Center. Reporting to the Program Administrator, the Social Worker 2 has duties that include but are not limited to:
Clinical Social Work
- Provides clinical social work services to identified hemophilia patients and families including counseling regarding the impact of illness and hospitalization.
- Coordinates among patient, family, hospital and community resources to assure continuity of care in the hospital and post hospitalization
- Coordinates insurance and reimbursement issues, including patient involvement in the center's 340B program.
Collaboration and Communication
- Collaborates with other health care professionals.
- Facilitates communication regarding relevant psycho-social issues of patients and families to health care teams through recording in medical charts, consultation, and participation in meetings.
- Creates, distributes, and collects yearly needs assessments from active patient database.
- Represents social work perspective and serves as department representative to designated Hospital committees and community organizations.
- Works with the local Hemophilia chapter as a representative of our Center and actively participates with their fundraising and educational programs.
- Actively participates in grant writing initiatives.
- Develops publication material for patient and community education, including a quarterly newsletter.
- Coordinates activities and serves as the Center's liaison to the Consumer Advisory Board.
Identifies training needs and locating resources and promoting their own professional development.
- Bachelor's in social work
- 2 years of hospital social work - preference for HIV experience
- Clinical social work knowledge and practice skills related to outpatient care
- Knowledge of community resources
- Small group experience and experience coordinating and conducting support groups
- Effective interdisciplinary and interpersonal skills for practice and consultation
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Knowledge of computers and other technology devices
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