Hello! We are in the process of expanding our cancer program to include additional staff to support our ONNs. I am wondering if anyone who has a dedicated social worker for their cancer program would be able to share the job description?Many thanks!
Hi Joanna,Having a dedicated social worker for your oncology patients will be so valuable! We have several that work in our outpatient and inpatient population.
Unfortunately, I don't have access to their job descriptions, however, I'm wondering if you access the Association of Oncology Social Work at https://www.aosw.org/if this would provide you more information.Regards,Darcy
I've attached a copy of our BSW job description. We have two full time social workers who work closely with our navigators and financial counselors. They are so knowledgeable of resources available to patients and families. I consider them sometimes to be miracle workers. They have helped so many of our patient in so many ways.
Kathleen Sevedge. RN, MA, AOCN
Director Cancer Support Services
1240 South Cedar Crest Suite 210
Lehigh Valley Health Network
Allentown, PA 18103
Ph # 610-402-0033
Fax # 610-402-0504
I have attached our social worker Competency Based Orientation (CBO) plan that might be a helpful tool for implementing the role of social workers in your navigation program.
Judy B Koutlas RN, MS, OCN
Manager, Oncology Navigation
Vidant Cancer Care