Oncology Social Worker - Outer Banks, NC

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916997

The Outer Banks Hospital

Part Time

Regular

Summary

About the Outer Banks Hospital

The Outer Banks Hospital, located in Nags Head, North Carolina, is a full service critical access hospital offering a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services. The hospital opened in March 2002 and is one of the newest hospitals in eastern North Carolina. The hospital's 21 private rooms are designed to meet the needs of our coastal community, whose year-round population of approximately 35,000 swells to about 250,000 in the summer season. The labor and delivery area consists of two labor/delivery/recovery/postpartum rooms, a five-bed nursery, a dedicated caesarean-section operating room and a triage room.

Responsibilities

  • Works collaboratively with members of the health care team to identify potential barriers to care, such as transportation, child care, elder care, housing, language, literacy, role disparity, psychosocial, employment, financial barriers, and coordinates referrals and services to mitigate barriers.
  • Applies knowledge of insurance processes (Medicare, Medicare, third-party payors), community resources and financial services to assist clients in gaining access to cancer care. 
  • Provides psychosocial support to clients, families, and caregivers particularly during periods of high emotional distress and anxiety, including individual, group therapy either onsite or by referral.
  • Promotes autonomous client decision-making and empowers clients, families and caregivers through education and encouragement to self-advocate and communicate their needs.
  • Assists clients and family members with end of life decision-making and advance care planning.
  • Maintain accurate and timely records of activities and services provided to each client.
  • Serves as Cancer Committee Psychosocial Services Coordinator; Coordinates all aspects of psychosocial services with the cancer service line, in collaboration with the Cancer Committee, to insure compliance with the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer Accreditation standards. Establishes a process for integrating and monitoring distress screening and the provision of psychosocial care either on-site or by referral; and reports to the cancer committee annually and as indicated. 
  • Participates in the tracking of metrics, program and client outcomes.
  • Establishes and maintains professional role boundaries with clients, families and caregivers.
  • Builds partnerships with local agencies and providers to enhance patient support, screenings, education and survivorship care.
  • Promotes health lifestyle choices and self-care strategies through education and appropriate referrals.

Minimum Requirements

  • Masters Degree from an accredited school of social work. Current license as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker; OSW-C preferred.
  • Two to three years of experience in a healthcare environment, preferably in an oncology setting.  One year of additional experience may be substituted for one year of the education requirement, with a maximum of two years substitution.

Other Information

  • This position is within the Cancer Resource Center Department.
  • This is a part-time (20 hours a week), benefit eligible position.
  • The pay range for this position is:
    • Minimum: $20.80
    • Median: $27.04
    • Maximum: $33.28 

General Statement

It is the goal of Vidant Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.   Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.

 

Contact Information

For additional information, please contact:

Tammy Davenport, Human Resources Specialist

Email: Tammy.Davenport@theobh.com
 

Tel: (252) 449-4545

Erin Forrest, Human Resources Technician

Email: Erin.Forrest@theobh.com
 

Tel: (252) 449-4544

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