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Oncology Social Worker OptumCare Cancer Care 1000 Sign On Bonus for External Candidates - 900449

Las Vegas, NV 89101
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OptumCare Cancer Care of Nevada is committed to offering patients compassion, innovation, and high quality care. The group is headquartered in the greater Las Vegas, NV area.

The oncology licensed clinical social worker provides psychosocial assessment and intervention for patients experiencing distress related to cancer and its treatment, as well as assistance in crisis situations. The oncology provides a range of clinical social work services to patients/clients and families in inpatient, ambulatory, and community settings, often employing individual consultation, family, or group methods, and practicing within the guidelines of professional social work ethics and standards.

***$1,500 sign-on bonus for External Candidates***

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Advocates for patients and families with internal and external sources, which may include testifying in court for patients
  • Anticipates and identifies psychosocial issues that may impede progress and recommends interventions to the team for the care and management of the problem
  • Assists patients and families to understand psychosocial factors to maximize their hospital and community resource utilization
  • Completes a comprehensive assessment of patients including race, ethnicity, religion, culture, language, physical or mental disability, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and psychosocial status, including their functional limitations, strengths, and deficits
  • Develops a treatment care plan with patient and family input including individual therapy, psychoeducation, or counseling with appropriate and competent interventions
  • Evaluates distress questionnaire results and assesses patients to determine the plan of care
  • Provides information, referral, and resource information for individual and family needs both within the institution and in the community as indicated
  • Supports the multidisciplinary team with discharge planning issues to ensure smooth transition of patients' care
  • Collaborates with and provides psychosocial consultation to the multidisciplinary care team to promote a smooth, coordinated plan of care
  • Collaborates with the healthcare team to assist patients and families in reaching an informed decision about their care
  • Networks with a wide range of social, governmental, and legal agencies, courts, schools, clinics, other hospitals, physicians, and other sources to remain current on information resources
  • Familiar with community resources to aid patients in securing assistance with mental health interventions, equipment, wellness activities, and disability support
  • Knowledge of oncologic disease and its treatment
You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:
  • Licensed Masters prepared Social Worker (LSW or LCSW)
  • Licenses must be active and unrestricted in the State of Nevada
  • 5+ years social work experience
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain community resource database
  • Basic computer skills to include Word, Excel, Windows based applications
  • Employees are required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or a similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener prior to entering the work site each day, in order to keep our work sites safe. Employees must comply with any state and local masking orders. In addition, when in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are expected to wear a mask in areas where physical distancing cannot be attained
  • You will be asked to perform this role in an office setting or other company location
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Oncology work experience
  • Proficiency utilizing and charting in electronic medical records
  • Previous experience in a hospital or medical setting
  • Case management experience
  • Experience in managed care
  • A working knowledge of the following; social work theory / practice, ability to utilize a variety of diagnostic tools / techniques including DSM V State and community based programs, including rules and regulations applicable to these programs
  • Advanced directives, POLST and legal regulations, including but not limited to reporting of abuse
UnitedHealth Group is working to create the health care system of tomorrow.

Already Fortune 6, we are totally focused on innovation and change. We work a little harder. We aim a little higher. We expect more from ourselves and each other. And at the end of the day, we're doing a lot of good.

Through our family of businesses and a lot of inspired individuals, we're building a high-performance health care system that works better for more people in more ways than ever. Now we're looking to reinforce our team with people who are decisive, brilliant - and built for speed.

OptumCare is committed to creating an environment where physicians focus on what they do best: care for their patients. To do so, OptumCare provides administrative and business support services to both owned and affiliated medical practices which are part of OptumCare. Each medical practice part and their physician employees have complete authority with regards to all medical decision-making and patient care. OptumCare's support services do not interfere with or control the practice of medicine by the medical practices or any of their physicians.

**PLEASE NOTE** The Sign On Bonus is only available to external candidates. Candidates who are currently working for a UnitedHealth Group, UnitedHealthcare or a related entity in a full time, part time, or per diem basis ("Internal Candidates") are not eligible to receive a Sign On Bonus.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: OptumCare is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

OptumCare is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment

Job Keywords: LMW, LISW, LSCW, Oncology, Complex Care Social Worker, Hospice, Las Vegas NV

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Posted: 2020-11-25 Expires: 2021-01-24

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