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Swedish Health Services Social Worker MSW Oncology - Swedish Cancer Institute Integrated Care in Seattle, Washington


Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Social Worker MSW Oncology (0.5 FTE, Day Shift) to work in Swedish Cancer Institute Integrated Care at Swedish First Hill in Seattle, WA.

Assumes a case load of 35-40 patients a month, which includes identification, assessment and intervention of patient / family needs including coordination of cancer support resources, referral to appropriate resources and emotional supportive counseling to patients and their families receiving their care at the Swedish Cancer Institute. Facilitates educational classes and support groups. In addition, participates as a social work practicum instructor for interns. Must be able to commute to multiple Swedish Medical Center sites and affiliate locations to provide oncology social work services.

In this position you will:

  • Reviews the high-risk screening tool and identifies patients and their families in need of social work services. Conducts pre-assessment and triages referrals among social work team.

  • Completes a psychosocial assessment to determine patient and family strengths and needs relative to living and coping optimally with diagnosis, treatment, follow up care and survivorship. Includes gathering data about: patient and family psychosocial strengths and coping skills; support systems / care giving needs; ethnic, spiritual and cultural influences; functional status; housing, financial, insurance, legal and transportation systems.

  • Provides therapeutic interventions designed to address current and future problems as the patient’s medical and psychosocial needs evolve. Includes Advocacy, direct assistance and coordination of care giving, housing, financial, insurance, legal and transportation resources; emotionally supportive counseling that is brief and solution focused; provision of pre-admission, transfer and discharge consultation; provision of information and referral to SCI, community and other resources and programs; and case management services.

  • Develops a case plan with patient and family based upon mutually agreed upon goals to enhance, maintain and promote optimal psychosocial functioning throughout the patient’s continuum of care. Participates in multidisciplinary care planning with patient’s health care team and the patient and their family. Communicates psychosocial progress to physicians and other multidisciplinary team members.

  • Organizes and facilitates support groups and educational forums as needed.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Master's Degree in Social Work from an accredited School

  • Licensed Social Work Associate – Advanced (LSWAA) or Licensed Social Work Associate- Independent Clinical (LSWAIC)

  • Two (2) years post-graduate experience in providing services to clients who have chronic and acute illness in a health care setting, preferably oncology; or graduated social work interns through the Swedish Cancer Institute internship program

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) or Licensed Advanced Social Worker (LASW) with the Washington State Department of Health under Chapter 18.225 RCW

  • Hospice or home-health experience to maximize psychosocial intervention in assisting patients with issues of disability, separation, loss and dying

  • Support group leadership experience

About the First Hill Campus.

The 697-bed tertiary-care center on the Swedish/First Hill campus is the flagship of the Swedish health-care system. Swedish/First Hill has one of the most active and advanced birthing programs in Washington state and houses a Level III neonatal intensive-care unit. More surgeries are performed each year at Swedish/First Hill than at any other facility in the region; volumes include more total joint replacements than any other medical center in the state.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details

Our Mission

Our Mission is to improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.

Our Vision is Health for a Better World.

About Us

Swedish is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); emergency rooms and specialty center in Redmond (East King County) and the Mill Creek area in Everett; and Swedish Medical Group, a network of more than 128 primary care and specialty care locations throughout the greater Puget Sound area. Swedish employs nearly 13,000 caregivers (all employees), including nearly 1,400 providers. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we're committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Part-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Behavioral Health

Location: Washington-Seattle

Work Locations: First Hill Arnold Bldg (WA181) 1221 Madison Seattle, 98104

Req ID: 278997