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Social Worker Manager - Clinical Support

Company: Minnesota Oncology
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Job Description:

Overview: MINNESOTA ONCOLOGY Minnesota Oncology offers its employees an exciting, fast-paced, and challenging work environment. We are currently looking for an individual with passion for the healthcare field and someone that can commit to personal accountability and integrity. An ideal candidate will also have excellent oral and written communication skills with an ability to collaborate and work in a team based environment.Come join this dynamic team who is passionate about providing exceptional care to our patients. No nights, holidays, or weekends!Why Work for Us? We offer a competitive benefits package that includes -

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life Insurance
  • Short-term and Long-term Disability Coverage
  • 401k plan that comes with a company match
  • Wellness program that rewards you practicing a healthy lifestyle
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program and Discount Program to some of your favorite retailers Responsibilities:
    • Responsible for managing and mentoring social work staff to ensure adequate coverage and quality care. Meets individually with social work staff to review case assignments, workflow and productivity. Addresses and resolves any barriers and provides creative solutions to case problems or issues. Leads team meetings to address, discuss and educate about case management techniques.
    • Responsible for assessing skill and performance level of all social workers within sites of responsibility. Performs yearly evaluations of all social workers. Responsible for hiring, promotion, disciplinary actions and termination processes of social workers.
    • Develops departmental SOPs, patient and family programs, and quality improvement initiatives. Networks and investigates to find necessary community resources and programs to aid in patient care. Offers in-service education programs and functions as a resource to medical staff and the community.
    • Participates in and contributes to Value Based Care initiatives; attends manager meetings to assure coordination of services for patients.
    • May provide therapeutic counseling to patients, family members, and caregivers as needed. Assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of mental, emotional, and behavioral issues as appropriate. If licensed as a CSW and billing for these services, will document session notes and billing requirements in a timely fashion
    • Provides emotional support and crisis assessment to patients and families, as well as non-pharmacologic support for pain, sleep issues, and other physical concerns.
    • Meets with patients and their families to administer, assess, and provide appropriate follow-up of psychosocial needs assessments. Considers social support, appropriate community resources, and coping mechanisms.
    • Active member of the medical interdisciplinary team. Ensures ongoing communication with team members to facilitate understanding and support of identified patient and family needs.
    • Provides education to patients and clinic staff regarding skills and knowledge specific to the role of a mental health worker in a medical practice; serves as a resource to clinic staff and physicians.
    • Provides speaking services to groups and organizations to facilitate public understanding of the emotional component of the cancer experience.
    • As appropriate, supervise MSW Student Interns; review candidates, mentor, and documentation training.
    • If licensed as a CSW, may provide Clinical Supervision to MSWs working towards clinical licensure if necessary and deemed appropriate.Qualifications:
      • Master's degree in social work from a school or program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
      • Minimum 7 years' experience, preferred, working as a licensed, masters-prepared social worker required, with licensure as clinical social worker preferred; oncology, hospice, and/or palliative care experience desired.
      • At least two (2) years project management or supervisory experience.
      • Valid and current state master's-level license required.COMPETENCIES:
        • Uses Technical and Functional Experience: Possesses up to date knowledge of the profession and industry; is regarded as an expert in the technical/functional area; accesses and uses other expert resources when appropriate.
        • Demonstrates Adaptability: Handles day to day work challenges confidently; is willing and able to adjust to multiple demands, shifting priorities, ambiguity and rapid change; shows resilience in the face of constraints, frustrations, or adversity; demonstrates flexibility.
        • Uses Sound Judgment: Makes timely, cost effective and sound decisions; makes decisions under conditions of uncertainty.
        • Shows Work Commitment: Sets high standards of performance; pursues aggressive goals and works efficiently to achieve them.
        • Commits to Quality: Emphasizes the need to deliver quality products and/or services; defines standards for quality and evaluated products, processes, and service against those standards; manages quality; improves efficiencies.
        • Attract, coach and develop talent: Attracts high caliber people, accurately assesses strengths and development needs of employees; gives timely, specific feedback and helpful coaching; provides challenging assignments and opportunities for development.
        • Leads Courageously: Steps forward to address difficult issues; puts self on the line to deal with important problems; takes ownership.
        • Champion change: Challenges the status quo and champions new initiatives; acts as a catalyst of change and stimulates others to change; paves the way for needed changes; manages implementation effectively.
        • Provides direction: Identifies goals and vision for team; guides individuals and teams toward priorities; clarifies roles and responsibilities of others; coordinates resources and arranges organizational systems to meet objectives.
        • Negotiates effectively: Demonstrates ability to effectively facilitate parties toward a "win-win" agreement; identifies key players; defines objectives, significant issues, and shared interests; determines motivational drivers and potential obstacles for all parties; communicates effectively; gains results without either party losing face.PHYSICAL DEMANDS:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to be present at the employee site during regularly scheduled business hours and regularly required to sit or stand and talk or hear. Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity, and eye-hand coordination. Requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time. Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 40 lbs. Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range.WORK ENVIRONMENT:The work environment may include exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, ionizing radiation, medical preparations and other conditions common to an oncology/hematology clinic environment. Work will involve in-person interaction with co-workers and management and/or clients. Work may require minimal 10% of travel workweek.The US Oncology Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.RequiredPreferredJob Industries

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