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Oncology BMT Social Worker. Job in Cleveland Care Jobs

Cleveland, Ohio
Job Type
Full Time
15 Sep 2022
Join the Cleveland Clinic team, where you will work alongside passionate caregivers and provide patient-first healthcare. The Palliative and Supportive Care department is part of Cleveland Clinic's Taussig Cancer Institute, which is known for continuous clinical trials and cancer research to ensure our patients have access to the newest advances in cancer treatment.

We are looking for an Oncology BMT Social Worker to join our team. In this role, you will work collaboratively with our team to assess and plan interventions to help patients cope with social, emotional, financial, and environmental problems. This position supports our focus on patients as it helps address psychosocial issues impacting health care and outcomes. Your duties will include but are not limited to:
-Maintaining a network of resources for consultation and assisting patients with community resources.

-Providing supervision to social work interns and assisting with training/orientation of new staff.

-Performing psychosocial assessments and providing interventions to assist patients and their families.

Our ideal candidate is someone who:
-Has good verbal and written communication skills.

-Has the ability to work as part of a team with multiple disciplines.

-Is Flexible and able to adapt to changing priorities and needs.

-Can build rapport quickly with patients.

By taking this opportunity, you will be supported to continue your education, have LISW supervision, and be able to take part in research projects.

Cleveland Clinic provides what matters most: career growth, delivering world-class care to our patients, continuous learning, exceptional benefits and working for an organization that offers many long-term career paths. Join us and experience a culture where opportunities to advance and the support to get there go hand-in-hand.  


  • Performs psychosocial assessments and provides interventions to assist patients/families, including counseling, education, advocacy, referral, conflict resolution, crisis intervention, problem solving, coordination of family/team meetings and the provision of concrete services.
  • Works with multidisciplinary team providing treatment recommendations and engages patients and families in adherence to the treatment plan by reducing or eliminating social, psychological, financial, behavioral and regulatory barriers to facilitate successful medical outcomes, improve the patient experience and efficient utilization of health resources.
  • Maintains a network of resources for consultation and assists patients with linkage to community resources to facilitate optimal care.
  • Documents professional recommendations, care coordination interventions,  and treatment plans  to effectively communicate to all members of the health care team.
  • Provides supervision to social work interns and assists with training/orientation of new staff (LISW).
  • Provides education to fellows, residents and other allied health professionals about the impact of social problems on health outcomes and the effectiveness of social interventions in improving outcome.
  • Advocacy, Ethics, Psychosocial Assessment, Psychopathology, Engagement, Problem Assessment, Engagement and Group Work. 
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Master's degree in Social work from a CSWE accredited program.


  • State Licensed Social Worker (LSW) required.
  • Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) within 5 years of hire.

Complexity of Work:

  • Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment.

Work Experience:

  • A minimum of two years of experience in a hospital and healthcare setting required.

Physical Requirements:

  • Manual dexterity to operate office equipment.
  • May require periods of sitting, standing and the ability to walk to various locations throughout the Foundation to attend meetings.
  • Must have normal or correction vision
  • Must be able to clearly communicate verbally by phone.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required. 
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  • Job Reference: 712985534-2
  • Date Posted: 15 September 2022
  • Employer: Cleveland Clinic
  • Location: Cleveland, Ohio
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Other, Social Worker
  • Job Type: Full Time