Ability to assess psychosocial distress and mental health disorders and plan for evidenced-based therapeutic interventions related to patient and family needs and goals. Integrates psychosocial assessment using information related to cultural, ethnic, age, sexual orientation and other factors into plan of care. Provides appropriate clinical interventions that are theory and evidenced based, related to adjustment to illness, crisis intervention, trauma, survivorship, grief or other clinical issues that may arise for patients/families after a cancer diagnosis. Conducts distress screening according to Commission on Cancer standards. Refers patients/families and caregivers to appropriate resources. Documents assessment and plan in clinical record as appropriate. Acts as an active multidisciplinary team member to assure that patient is provided needed psychosocial support and referred to appropriate health care and community resources in order to transition the patient and/or family effectively into survivorship and optimize outcomes. Presents inpatient and community programs that benefit patient, families and staff. Facilitates support and psycho-education groups for patients and/or caregivers in the community. Acts as a resource to the health care team to improve understanding of the psychosocial impact of a cancer diagnosis across the disease trajectory and mental health disorders. Advocates for appropriate services to patients/families to improve knowledge, adherence to treatment and decrease distress. *** Pediatrics experience, Play Therapy or Art Therapy preferred.***
**This position is PRN/as needed working day/eve shift Monday to Friday**
Internal Number: 45726BR
About Inova Health System
Inova is a global leader in personalized health, which leverages precision medicine to predict, prevent and treat disease, enabling individuals to live longer, healthier lives. At Inova, we serve more than two million people each year from throughout the Washington, DC, metro area and beyond. Inova's mission is to improve the health of the diverse community it serves through excellence in patient care, education and research. At Inova, more than 16,000 employees demonstrate their commitment every day to providing the community with expert, world-class, compassionate patient care.