The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.
The Social Worker I - Per-Diem* is responsible for providing professional social work services (i.e., screening, motivational interviewing, brief interventions, counseling, resource identification and navigation) to adult patients and families.The Social Worker collaborates with SCCA partner institutions to ensure continuity of care across systems, and uses clinical judgment and problem solving skills to address patient and family emotional/psychological, social and developmental issues. The incumbent facilitates referrals to internal and community resources. assists and advocates for patients, with concrete needs, and strives to achieve the highest in patient (customer) satisfaction. This position supports the mission of SCCA and its affiliates, and provides consultation to staff at SCCA, Northwest Hospital, UW Medical Center, and to community resources as needed.
*The Per-Diem employee in this role couldwork anywhere between once per week to once per month depending on the needs of the department (covering vacation, sick-leave, and LOAs). The position would be ideal for a candidate that is less than a 1.0 FTE and/or is seeking p/t occasional work.
Masters degree in Social Work from an accredited graduate School of Social Work or equivalent clinical related degree field
WA State Department of Health registration/certification/licensure
Strong assessment and crisis intervention skills
Ability to communicate effectively with patients/families from diverse cultural backgrounds
Ability to work effectively with multidisciplinary teams
Counseling individuals and families
Minimum of 3 years of health care experience
Experience working with oncology patients and family members/significant others
Experience working with a multidisciplinary team
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy training
Skills in screening for distress and mental health conditions, including substance use disorders
Brief interventions training
Motivational interviewing training
Grief and loss training
Experience with Outlook, Word, and Excel
Experience with an electronic medical record
Please include a cover letter when applying for this job that includes your specific interest in the Social Worker I position and working for SCCA (either as an additional attachment on your profile or merged into the file that contains your resume.)
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The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance was incorporated in 1998 as a separate, jointly governed non-profit that included the cancer programs of three partners. Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is a cancer treatment center that unites doctors from Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center, University of Washington Medical Center, and Seattle Children’s. The purpose of this organization is to provide state-of the-art patient and family centered care; support the conduct of cancer clinical research and education; enhance access to improved cancer interventions; and advance the standard of cancer care regionally and beyond. The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is the only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Northwest, and according to the National Cancer Data Base, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance patients in general have better survival rates than patients treated at other cancer treatment centers.