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Oncology Social Worker

Marquette, Michigan

Req ID 7467-9436 Post Date May. 03, 2024 CategoryProfessional - Clinical FacilityUP Health System - Marquette

 UP Health System - Marquette

Master Social Worker, Radiation Oncology, FTE Shift (1.0DV), Weekdays Only
Who We Are:
People are our passion and purpose. Come work where you are appreciated for who you are not just what you can do. UPHS – Marquette is a 222 bed hospital and houses the region’s only Level II Trauma Center and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). We also provide outreach with programs like annual health and safety fairs, health screenings for the entire family and more to keep our community healthy!
Where We Are:
In Marquette our fascinating history, rural landscape, abundant recreational opportunities, and welcoming people make the Upper Peninsula someplace special. From a thriving culinary scene to charming shops to historic lighthouses and museums, there is something for everyone in this beautiful lakeside gem.
Why Choose Us:
Health (Medical, Dental, Vision) and 401K Benefits for full-time employees
Competitive Paid Time Off / Extended Illness Bank package for full-time employees
Employee Assistance Program – mental, physical, and financial wellness assistance
Tuition Reimbursement/Assistance for qualified applicants
Opportunities for education and training through partnership with Duke LifePoint Healthcare
And much more…
Position Summary:

Provides psychosocial services to patients, families and caregivers facing the impact of a cancer diagnosis.Oncology social workers operate from a "Strengths Perspective" and build on those strengths to maximize optimal functioning. They are knowledgeable about the psychosocial, emotional and financial implications facing cancer patients. Oncology social workers are knowledgeable about community and government resources and are able to access for the patient/family. They help facilitate patients’ adjustment to cancer.

Reports to: Director

FLSA:  Exempt  

EEO: □ 01 Officials and Managers X 02 Professionals □ 03 Technicians □ 04 Sales Workers □ 05 Administrative Support Workers □ 06 Craft Workers □ 07 Operatives □ 08 Laborers and Helpers □ 09 Service Workers


Evaluates and manages the practical problems such as housing, food, financial assistance, employment issues, language and cultural barriers.
Evaluates and assists patients/family with psychosocial issues including diagnosis, treatment decisions, quality of life issues, transitions in care, advanced directives and coping skills.
Provides individual and family counseling, including brief therapy and crisis intervention. Facilitates cancer support groups.
Facilitates education regarding disease and any other information that helps to support and empower patients/family.
Collaborates with other community agencies to promote health, provide education and develop better programs in the community.
Documents patient interactions, interventions and services provided.
Works effectively with the multidisciplinary team to meet the needs of the patient/family.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Education
Master’s degree in Social Work
Required Skills
Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.
Required Skills
Licenses/ Certifications:
State of Michigan Licensed Master's Social Worker (LMSW)
Basic Life Support Health Care Provider (BLS-HCP)
Minimum Work Experience
6 months related experience
2 years related experience (Preferred)
EEOC Statement:
UP Health System – Marquette is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities for all applicants and employees and complies with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of color, race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, veterans' status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran

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