The GW Medical Faculty Associates
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Social Worker- Cancer Center
at The GW Medical Faculty Associates
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be assigned.
- Identifies, assesses, and addresses the psychosocial needs of Cancer Center patients and their family members; advocates for better meeting of those needs with appropriate agencies or with further program development.
- Provide individual, couple, and family therapy. Clinical services include individual, couple, and family therapies with psychiatric outpatient assessments.
- Interviews patients with psychiatric or complex psychosocial problems and their families, to assess their needs and encourage their use of health care facilities, to continue treatment or to obtain other appropriate services.
- Provides in-depth psychosocial treatment and emotional supportive treatment (individual and family) for patients and family members to enhance understanding of conditions and treatment, relieve anxiety, and enable patients to resolve or ameliorate interpersonal environmental or other problems that may further undermine patients’ health, delay recovery or interfere with continuity of health care.
- Consults with other members of the medical or psychiatric team at G.W. Medical Faculty Associates to facilitate diagnosis and plan programs of treatment geared to the patient’s medical needs as well as their personal, environmental and familial situations.
- Collaborates with representatives of community services to enable patients to resolve non-medical problems and to facilitate referral of patients to other sources of assistance. Assists patients in arranging for home palliative and hospice care. Provides services by facilitating resources and processing applications for various programs, including but not limited to financial, social security benefits, and disability benefits.
- Develops, implements and facilitates various psycho-educational support groups and programs for Cancer Center patients and/or their families.
- Masters Degree in Social Work
- A current social work license in the District of Columbia
- Minimum of 2 years of medical social work experience, preferably in oncology