Location Address: 1300 W Oak St., Kissimmee, FL 34741
Top Reasons to work at AdventHealth Kissimmee:
AdventHealth Kissimmee is an 83-bed community-focused hospital
Conveniently located near Walt Disney World
The team here is dedicated to bringing mission-focused, faith-based care to residents and visitors of Osceola and Orange Counties
AdventHealth Kissimmee has recently expanded to include a new medical office building, patient tower, and new main entrance
Full Time, Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm
You Will Be Responsible For:
Utilizes knowledge and skill in all LCSW/Oncology Social Work level appropriate psychosocial activities and interventions. Interventions include oncology distress screenings, psychosocial assessments of the full impact of cancer, illness adjustment counseling, crisis intervention, individual and family counseling, concrete services/case management, and psycho-educational and therapeutic oncology support groups. Interventions include the development of treatment plans with patient and caregivers to enhance optimal psychosocial functioning during and after cancer treatment.
Assesses patient and caregiver ability to understand diagnosis and treatment needs and work cooperatively with the treatment team in adherence to treatment recommendations. Assesses patient functional, emotional and psychiatric status, provides clinical interventions and refers to mental health treatment where indicated. Assesses patient and caregiver transportation needs, financial status, employment, disability and insurance issues with appropriate referrals for medication and community assistance.
Assesses patient and caregiver ability to comprehend and adhere to oncology care and participate in the development of treatment plans with patient and caregivers to enhance optimal psychosocial functioning throughout the diagnostic and oncology treatment continuum. Provides professional clinical competency and effective evidence-based best practice counseling in patient care specific to oncology, trauma, palliative care, and end of life, grief, and bereavement in specialized oncology clinics (NeuroOncology, GYNOncology, Radiation Oncology, Medical & Hematology Oncology and AH Chemotherapy Infusion Clinics) working within a multi-disciplinary collaborative team. Conducts depression screenings and administers suicide assessments with a clear understanding of Florida Baker Act Law, to institute the Baker Act and/or work with appropriate physician to do the same, when necessary.
Completes patient documentation and department statistics
Works effectively under stress; managing crisis, conflict, and job challenges in a constructive manner and demonstrating self-care.
What Will You Need:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Experience in clinical counseling, including palliative and end-of-life issues
Three years of experience in oncology/hematology/palliative care social work
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED:
Current active State of Florida license as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, OR REGISTRATION PREFERRED :
Current, active Oncology Social Work Certification (OSW-C), as administered by the Association of Oncology Social Work (AOSW)
Outpatient Oncology social work is a sub-specialty of clinical medical social work. The Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) provides oncology social work interventions in the outpatient oncology setting with pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric cancer patients, caregivers and family members throughout the diagnostic and treatment continuum and survivorship. The LCSW has specialized training in comprehensive cancer care and mental health and is skilled in the ability to help people living with cancer improve their quality of life, manage distress, cope effectively, develop strategies, utilize community resources and find hope. The LCSW works in a multidisciplinary collaborative team with physicians and other healthcare team members in determining patient's medical status, treatment plan and prognosis as they relate to and effect psychosocial care, long-term care, palliative and end-of-life care planning. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.
This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.
AdventHealth Greater Orlando (formerly Florida Hospital) is one of the largest faith-based health care providers in the United States. For 150 years, we have carried on a tradition of providing whole-person care that not only addresses patients' physical ailments, but also supports their emotional and spiritual well-being. We demonstrate the same level of compassion and care for our employees as well, doing all that we can to help them realize their full potential – both personally and professionally.