Social Worker – Cancer Care Services

Regular Full-Time

Location:

901 West Main Street, Freehold, NJ

Job Category:

CentraState Medical Center

Primary Shift:

Day

Work Schedule:

8A-4P

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Overview

The Statesir Cancer Center at CentraState Medical Center is seeking an Oncology dedicated Social Worker. The Cancer Care Center Social Worker provides psycho-social support counseling and advocacy services to assigned patients and families as needed.

Responsibilities

  • Provides counseling for patients and families
  • Performs psychosocial assessments
  • Attends and participates in multidisciplinary Tumor Boards
  • Offers and facilitates support groups
  • Assists with completion of charitable applications / community assist / patient assistance programs
  • Assists with Medication applications
  • Evaluates patient for Medicare/Medicaid/ Charity Care eligibility
  • Identifies community resources. Provides patient/family with information on Community Services.
  • Provides transportation resources and other community resources
  • Coordinates Community Assistance Programs
  • Educates on hospice and refers to the Palliative Care team as necessary
  • Assists with end-of-life decision making in cooperation with the Palliative care team
  • Provides bereavement follow-up
  • Provides considerate respectful care focused upon the Residents’ individual needs.
  • Affirms the Resident’s right to make decisions regarding his/her medical care, including the decision to discontinue treatment, to the extent permitted by law.
  • Demonstrates the ability to obtain information and interpret information in terms of the needs of the age of the Residents cared for.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the range of care needed based on the age of the patients cared for.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of growth, development and/or adult health
    throughout the life span as appropriate to the job performed. Successfully completes lifespan education as appropriate.
  • Reviews admissions and identifies patients meeting with end of life issues. All assessments shall include psycho-social, living situation and available support.
  • Interviews patients and/or family members as appropriate to determine patient needs.
    Identifies situations that require follow up.
  • Provides support to patients and families coping with illness and hospitalization.
  • Makes recommendations regarding needs of patients and suggestions for providing more effective comprehensive care and social work services.
  • Participates in departmental Quality Improvement activities by collecting and documenting quality improvement statistics as required.
  • Documents all assessments, referrals and interventions in the patient’s medical record.
  • Maintains monthly statistics with regard to patients served and completes monthly report.
  • Works collaboratively with Physician, RN and Cancer navigator regarding care management.
  • Provides diversional activity and emotional support as needed.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Social Work required
  • BS/BA in Social Work from accredited college or university and internship required
  • MSW Preferred
  • Two (2) Years’ Medical Social Work Experience preferred
  • Certified Social Worker / New Jersey License Required
  • Strong professional, organizational, and interpersonal skills to effectively relate with all members of the healthcare team
About Us

CentraState Healthcare System, a partner of Atlantic Health System, is a fully accredited, not-for-profit, community-based health system that provides comprehensive health services in the central New Jersey region. In addition to offering a full range of leading-edge diagnostic and treatment options, CentraState serves as a valuable health partner focused on the latest ways to prevent disease, promote healthy behaviors, and help people of all ages live life well. Based in Freehold, CentraState is comprised of a 284-bed acute-care hospital, a vibrant health and wellness campus, three award-winning senior living communities, a charitable foundation, and convenient satellite health pavilions offering primary care and specialty physician practices, along with access to outpatient services, such as lab and physical therapy. The system also offers a family medicine residency and geriatric fellowship training program in affiliation with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Among its many honors and accreditations, CentraState is one of less than two percent of hospitals nationwide to earn Magnet® designation for nursing excellence four times and was designated a Great Place to Work-Certified™ Company by Great Place to Work® for the second consecutive year.

 

When you bring your talent to CentraState, you are joining a trailblazing healthcare facility, committed to providing high-quality, patient-focused care. Join us in making incredible strides in health care, and making a difference in our community. We believe in enriching the lives of our employees through work/life balance initiatives, tuition assistance, career advancement opportunities and much more.

 

Find out why our employees love their jobs and being part of the CentraState family!

 

What We Offer:

  • Highly competitive compensation
  • Excellent benefits package and rewards program
  • 403(b) retirement plan with company match
  • 401(a) retirement plan with employer contribution
  • Life Insurance 
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Profit Sharing Program
  • Growth Opportunity and Workforce Development Initiatives
  • Continuing Education / Onsite Training
  • A warm, welcoming company culture based upon mutual respect and a collaborative goal of providing excellent patient care
  • Concierge Services with Work & Family Benefits
  • Magnet recognized healthcare facility
Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

At CentraState Healthcare System, we welcome and promote the diversity of our employee family!  Each unique person contributes to the overall success of this organization. Our inclusive culture fosters an environment of professionalism and respect for personal differences.

 

CentraState Healthcare System, is an equal employment opportunity employer and federal contractor or subcontractor and, therefore, abides by applicable laws to protect applicants and employees from discrimination in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral, and other aspects of employment.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, sexual or affectional orientation, national origin or nationality, citizenship status, disability, age, genetics, protected veteran status, ancestry, marital status.