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Social Worker - Oncology
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Johns Hopkins Medicine | Saint Petersburg, FL
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Social Worker - Oncology

Requisition #: 185471

Location: Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg, FL

Category: Social Work/Mental Health

Work Shift: Day Shift

Work Week: Full Time (40 hours)

Weekend Work Required: Yes

Date Posted: April 24, 2019

Johns Hopkins Health System employs more than 20,000 people annually. When joining the Johns Hopkins Health System, you became part of a diverse organization dedicated to its patients, their families, and the community we serve, as well as to our employees. Career opportunities are available in academic and community hospital settings, home care services, physician practices, international affiliate locations and in the health insurance industry. Great careers continually advance here.

At Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital located in St. Petersburg, FL, we offer first-class pediatric care, along with the best lifestyle anyone could imagine. In the heart of Tampa Bay our main campus and state-of-the-art facility is located in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida and just minutes from restaurants, beautiful beaches, sports arenas and a multitude of family activities.

We are committed to cultivating, nurturing and hiring the best talent for our organization and believe every person makes a difference in the lives of our patients and their families. As you'll see, we take our work and our fun very seriously. We think you're going to love it here.


Provides quality psychosocial care to our patient's and coordinate care with medical team. Through the coordination of care, the primary purpose is to conduct a thorough assessment of patients' needs, understanding of the medical plan of care, coping abilities, and barriers to care then implement interventions and/or provide resources. Serves as an integral member of the health care team delivering psychosocial care in accordance with JHACH policies and procedures and state and federal regulations.


Conducts psychosocial assessments to identify and respond to patient and families' social and emotional needs which impact the patient's medical treatment and outcome

Conducts a suicide risk assessment to determine level of risk and then make appropriate safety recommendations to the medical team

Makes necessary referrals to multi-disciplinary team members and links patients and families to community resources to assist in coordination of care and to reduce psychosocial stress

Provides therapeutic interventions such as crisis intervention, protective services, grief/supportive counseling, problem-solving, strengths perspective, utilization of healthy coping strategies, and psychoeducation

Collaborates with medical team to develop a plan of care and identifies psychosocial barriers which interfere with, or prevent, discharge

Maintains timely electronic psychosocial documentation, data collection, and proper record keeping for patients

Communicates with team members regarding the patient's needs and interventions utilized as well as attends team meetings, huddles, and/or rounds


Master's Degree in Social Work

2 years of experience in a social work setting and a registered Clinical Social Work Intern

Excellent listening and oral/written communication skills

Ability to document effectively in the electronic medical record


__X__ Ability to move freely (standing, stooping, walking, bending, pushing and pulling) and lift up to a maximum of twenty-five (25) pounds without assistance

__X__ Category 1: Job classification is exposed to blood borne pathogens (blood or bodily fluids) while performing job duties


May be exposed to communicable diseases when working in a healthcare setting

Ability to intervene to de-escalate an angry patient/family member

About Johns Hopkins Medicine

The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing is a global leader in nursing research, education and scholarship and is ranked among the top 10 nursing higher education institutions in the country. The School's community health program is second in the nation and the nursing research program now holds eighth position among nursing schools securing federal research grants. The School continues to maintain its reputation for excellence and educates nurses who set the highest standards for patient care, exemplify scholarship, and become innovative national and international leaders in the evolution of the nursing profession and the health care system.