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Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.
At Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals - careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart. Join us and discover why Modern Healthcare Magazine named us in its Top 100 Places to Work.
The Social Worker II reports to the Director of Radiation Therapy. Assists patients and their caregivers to resolve personal and environmental problems which prohibit or limit patient from obtaining maximum benefits from medical care. Evaluates and monitors patient distress and the psycho-social functioning of patients and their caregivers, counseling and referring them to other resources as necessary. Consults with other hospital professionals as well as representatives of outside agencies as indicated. Coordinates the discharge planning process. Assists appropriate patients in enrolling in pharmaceutical drug assistance programs. Performs duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with our mission, values, and Mercy Service Standards.
Education: Advanced degree (graduate and above)
Licensure: LCSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker in MO.
Experience: 1-2 years experience required to acquire diagnostic interviewing skills, counseling skills and techniques, become familiar with local agencies and facilities, learn to develop adequate discharge plans, and acquire suitable interpersonal and analytical skills .
Other: Excellent interpersonal, organizational and analytical skills are required. Analytical ability necessary to assess patient needs and potential referrals, develop associated discharge plans, and to most effectively utilize community and governmental resources. Advanced interpersonal skills necessary to counsel patients and their families concerning emotional and social issues/problems. Ability to effectively interact with medical and nursing staff, other members of the health care team and various external agencies. Requires the skill to provide care for pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.
Preferred Experience: 3-5 years in an oncology setting.
Preferred Certifications: AOSW (Association of Oncology Social Workers) certification
Preferred Other: Knowledge of distress screening, financial counseling, survivorship, support groups and assistance with patient navigation.
We Offer Great Benefits:
Day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, tuition reimbursement and employer-matched retirement funds are just a few of the great benefits offered to eligible co-workers, including those working 48 hours or more per pay period!
We're bringing to life a healing ministry through compassionate care.
At Mercy, our supportive community will be behind you every step of your day, especially the tough ones. You will have opportunities to pioneer new models of care and transform the health care experience through advanced technology and innovative procedures. We're expanding to help our communities grow. Join us and be a part of it all.
What Makes You a Good Match for Mercy?
Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We're also collaborative and unafraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care - that's just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a good fit for you, we encourage you to apply.
Mercy has determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is an essential function of this job.