Clinical Social Worker - Supervisor

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Responsibilities

Under direction of the Director, function as a team member of the
Simms/Mann-UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology providing comprehensive
psychosocial care to patients with cancer and their families. Must be able
to perform psychodiagnostic assessments, assess psychosocial needs, formulate
treatment plans, provide referrals and case management support, and use various
therapeutic techniques to provide care in the outpatient setting. Have ability
to lead group therapy and provide psychosocial support to couples and families.
Must have ability to provide psychosocial-support to parents who have cancer
and their minor and adolescent children. Orient new patients (in person and on
the phone), walk-in patients and other visitors to the Center's range of
services, directing them toward the services that are the most appropriate to
the patients' particular situations and needs. Attend medical clinics, assess
patients, and respond to comprehensive psychosocial needs. Respond to referrals
(both urgent and routine), and meet the wide range of needs of outpatients.
Work in a complex medical system and assist patients in navigating that system.
Provide referrals for economic, psychological, social, hospice and home health
care as needed. Develop a thorough familiarity with UCLA, Center and community
resources to help patients locate what they need. Serve in clinical consultant
role for California End of Life Act as per UCLA policy and provide support
around end of life. Chart all contacts in UCLA Electronic Medical Records
(CareConnect). Staff Center events including evening monthly lecture
series, board meeting and fundraising activities as required. Participate
in program development. Participate in training and supervision of pre- and
post-doctoral interns and training and consultation for other licensed
clinicians. Participate in program evaluation and in determining the need for
new services. Work with other oncology professionals to promote quality of life
of patients, including offering psychological assessment and strategies for
delivering care. Develop and offer training programs for other health
professionals in oncology (medical students, nurses, resident, etc.). Provide
other related services that promote the Center and improve the quality of life
of the patient. Travel to multiple oncology clinics owned by UCLA. LCSW
Required.
Qualifications

Required: A Master's of Social Work degree from an APA-approved program
with a minimum of 10+ years of experience in psychosocial oncology. Licensure
as an LCSW by California Board of Medical Quality Assurance. Knowledge of
psychosocial and other rehabilitation related problems that arise in
individuals with cancer at all phases of their disease and treatments.
Knowledge of the most cancers and their treatments. Ability to formulate
assessments of psychosocial needs of individuals with cancer. Skills and
knowledge to deliver psychosocial interventions in a medical setting. Skills
required to facilitate individual, group and family therapy interventions.
Skill in using computer database software to maintain and update resource
referral network, all patient tracking, rehabilitation needs as well as ability
to use an Electronic Medical Record such as CareConnect with appropriate class
work. Ability to identify referral sources and to provide referrals for
economic, psychosocial and home health care programs. Knowledge and ability to
function as a team member, working with other staff social workers and
clinicians to develop patient groups, lectures and other programs. Skill
in completing and entering patient notes, tracking forms and consultation notes
at appropriate intervals into database. Ability to understand the mission of
the Simms/Mann - UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology and to implement its
objectives for the delivery of patient care. Ability to function as a team
member. Ability to adapt to changing priorities including seeing patients at
multiple sites, under various conditions, without a specific office. Ability
to synthesize ideas to solve problems. Interpersonal skills to interact
effectively with patients and medical staff including physicians and nurses to
function as a team member. Ability to convey warmth and caring in
interpersonal interactions with patients and other members of the team. Knowledge
of IBM-compatible computers including facility with Windows and the
Internet. Teaching skills that can be used to interface the psychological
and medical perspective of caring for patients with cancer and their families.
These skills should include ability to present literature in a lecture format,
provide individual and group supervision, teach through case example and case
conference and outreach to the community through media. Familiar with
California End of Life Option Act and ability/willingness to function as clinical
consultant in this process. Demonstrated ability to provide supervision to
graduate level social work students. Demonstrated ability to evaluate staffing:
patient needs to deploy clinicians where needed. Ability to develop mentor
staff individually and as a team and help them to bring the best out of their
abilities for the success of the project. Project planning and analysis
skills. Demonstrated ability to develop a referral network to assist patients
to improve the quality of their lives at all phases of the disease and
treatment. Working knowledge of budgets. Experience in the
supervision of multidisciplinary professional staff. Outstanding
interpersonal skills as they relate to patients, physicians, staff and
potential donors. Experience working in a comprehensive program of
psychosocial care for people with cancer.

Preferred: Experience working as a liaison with inpatient/outpatient
units and community agencies. Knowledge of bereavement process. Knowledge,
skill and ability to work autonomously using specific software programs such as
Microsoft Suite, Outlook and any other programs for EMR.

UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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