Social Worker Senior/UKHC

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Job Title:

Social Worker Senior/UKHC

Requisition Number:


Working Title:

Oncology Social Worker Senior

Department Name:

M3030:Cancer Clinic Services

Work Location:

Lexington, KY

Grade Level:


Salary Range:


Type of Position:


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Required Education:


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Required Related Experience:

No experience required.

Required License/Registration/Certification:

Certified Social Worker (CSW)

Physical Requirements:

Intermittent sitting at computer workstation for extended periods. Intermittent repetitive motion.


Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Job Summary:

The department of Cancer Clinic Services seeks a Social Worker Senior to provide psychosocial oncology services to Markey Cancer Center ambulatory clinic patients and families. Facilitate education to patients and families regarding emotional and practical problems, services and support.
Will provide direct counseling and brief therapeutic interventions to patients and families. Assess, develop and refer to internal and external oncology and community resources. Assist with any potential barriers to treatment including medications, suicide assessment, end of life care discussions, financial and insurance assistance, education and referrals.
Respond to Markey Cancer Center distress screening as per protocol, perform distress screening contacts either in person or by telephone and provide education regarding available resources. Document all patient interactions accordingly.
Communicate with MCC staff to assist patients and families with need and follow patients through continuum of care. Participate in research and analysis of data as appropriate; provide education on appropriateness and availability of goods and services to benefit patients, families and enterprise.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities:

Multi-tasking, knowledge of community resources, ability to work independently and as part of a team, efficient time management skills, flexibility, experience working in a patient centered environment

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? :


Preferred Education/Experience:

Master’s of Social Work plus CSW plus one or more years in a health care setting.

Deadline to Apply:


University Community of Inclusion:

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.




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Job No:
Posted: 11/14/2020
Application Due: 1/13/2021
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