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Social Worker - Oncology

Requisition #: 185471
Location: Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Category: Social Work/Mental Health
Work Shift: Day Shift
Work Week: Full Time (40 hours)
Weekend Work Required: Yes
Date Posted: April 24, 2019

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Provides quality psychosocial care to our patient’s and coordinate care with medical team. Through the coordination of care, the primary purpose is to conduct a thorough assessment of patients’ needs, understanding of the medical plan of care, coping abilities, and barriers to care then implement interventions and/or provide resources. Serves as an integral member of the health care team delivering psychosocial care in accordance with JHACH policies and procedures and state and federal regulations.


  1. Conducts psychosocial assessments to identify and respond to patient and families’ social and emotional needs which impact the patient’s medical treatment and outcome
  2. Conducts a suicide risk assessment to determine level of risk and then make appropriate safety recommendations to the medical team
  3. Makes necessary referrals to multi-disciplinary team members and links patients and families to community resources to assist in coordination of care and to reduce psychosocial stress
  4. Provides therapeutic interventions such as crisis intervention, protective services, grief/supportive counseling, problem-solving, strengths perspective, utilization of healthy coping strategies, and psychoeducation
  5. Collaborates with medical team to develop a plan of care and identifies psychosocial barriers which interfere with, or prevent, discharge
  6. Maintains timely electronic psychosocial documentation, data collection, and proper record keeping for patients
  7. Communicates with team members regarding the patient’s needs and interventions utilized as well as attends team meetings, huddles, and/or rounds


  • Master’s Degree in Social Work
  • Completion of JHACH’s intern program to meet the qualifications of the Social Worker career requirements OR have successfully completed a comparable intern program in an external healthcare environment
  • Excellent listening and oral/written communication skills
  • Ability to document effectively in the electronic medical record


  • __X__ Ability to move freely (standing, stooping, walking, bending, pushing and pulling) and lift up to a maximum of twenty-five (25) pounds without assistance
  • __X__ Category 1: Job classification is exposed to blood borne pathogens (blood or bodily fluids) while performing job duties


  • May be exposed to communicable diseases when working in a healthcare setting
  • Ability to intervene to de-escalate an angry patient/family member

Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, and or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.


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