**This position is located at the Life with Cancer Family Center. Pediatrics Experience Required. Play Therapy or Art Therapy Preferred.**
Ability to assess psychosocial distress and mental health disorders related to patient and family goals and needs. Integrates assessment using information related to cultural, clinical, ethnic, age and other factors into plan of care. Documents assessment and plan in clinical record. Performs appropriate evidenced-based clinical interventions for adjustment to illness, trauma, crisis intervention, survivorship and grief. Refers patients/families and caregivers to appropriate resources to enhance positive patient outcomes.
Documents in clinical record as appropriate. Acts as active multidisciplinary team member, to assure that patient is referred to appropriate health care and community resources to optimize treatment outcomes. Participates in patient and community psychoeducational programs. Facilitates support groups for specified disease processes or challenges related to cancer and other chronic or life limiting illnesses and assists with community outreach as needed.
Strives to increase professional knowledge, develop expertise and obtain appropriate CEU's to maintain licensure. Practices within a professional code of ethics and strives to increase professional knowledge, develop expertise, and obtain further licensures or certifications and meet CEU requirements for licensure. Engages in research and growing the related-specialty social work profession through the development of research, abstract writing, publications or participation in research protocols.
Internal Number: 45372BR
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