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Social Worker-Cancer Center
at Centura Health
Welcome to Centura Health
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You have a purpose, unique talents and NOW is the time to embrace it, live it and put it to work. At Centura Health, we value incredible people with incredible skills - but your commitment to a greater cause is something we value even more.
The Cancer Center Social Worker participates as an integral member of the multi-disciplinary team with responsibility for patient assessment, supportive counseling and referrals to community resources. Responsibilities include utilizing an assessment tool to determine the patient's level of stress, providing counseling to patients and families with an emphasis on adjustment to diagnosis and treatment and planning and facilitating cancer support groups and classes. The Oncology Social Worker works closely with oncology physicians and other oncology staff in assisting patients with decision making,understanding treatment options, and communicating with the medical staff. The Oncology Social Worker has an intricate knowledge of appropriate psychosocial interventions to assist patient and families throughout the cancer continuum by helping them navigate an initial cancer diagnosis, treatment side effects, end-of-treatment concerns, recurrence, end-of-lifeissues and bereavement.
What You Bring/Job Requirements
In addition to bringing your whole self to the workplace each day, qualified candidates will need the following:
1-3 years experience minimum
Colorado LSW or LCSW required
OSW-C recommended after 3 years of oncology experience
Medium Work - (Exert up to 50lbs force occasionally, and/or up to20lbs frequently, and/or up to 10lbs constantly)
Hours: M-F, 8-4:30, no weekends
Your Connected Community
When people and places align, incredible things happen. Just like the 21,000+ amazing associates who work here, every community within Centura Health's connected ecosystem has its own unique history, story and personality.
Penrose-St. Francis Health Services is a full-service, 522-bed acute care provider in Colorado Springs comprised of Penrose Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center. Penrose Hospital serves as the anchor hospital of Penrose-St. Francis Health Services with 364-licensed beds and the ability to provide tertiary (high tech) medical-surgical services with an emphasis on elective and outpatient care. Established in 1890, Penrose Hospital has grown to become a major health treatment and referral center, specializing in cancer care, cardiac care, emergency trauma care and physical rehabilitation. St. Francis Medical Center opened in 2008 to keep pace with the growing needs of the Colorado Springs' community on the north side of the city. St. Francis Medical Center features 172-beds and offers a modern Birth Center, Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Care Unit, Emergency Department, Level III Trauma Center, Imaging Services, Surgical Services and Critical Care Unit. It also serves as southern Colorado's home base for the Flight For Life Colorado air medical helicopter service. It's an incredible time to join us as we celebrate more than a decade as one of Healthgrades "America's 50 Best Hospitals" and Magnet Hospital designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for superior quality in nursing care. With 300+ days of annual sunshine, mild winters and easy access places like Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods and some of Colorado's top destination resorts, you will enjoy an incredible lifestyle while having the career you've always wanted.