MD Anderson Cancer Center Social Work Counselor-Weekend Friday-Sunday in Houston, Texas

The mission of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.

Salary range: min-$50,800 mid-$63,500 max-$76,200

Summary

Provide comprehensive biopsychosocial assessment and counseling services to individuals, families and groups. Supports compliance with treatment protocols, advance care planning and assists with resource linkage as a part of a multidisciplinary healthcare team.

Core Values

Caring Behaviors

  • Courtesy: Is respectful and courteous to each other at all times

  • Friendliness/Teamwork: Promotes and rewards teamwork and inclusiveness; Is sensitive to the concerns of our patients and our co-workersIntegrity Behaviors

  • Reliability: Communicates frequently, honestly and openly

  • Reliability: Anticipates needs of customers and proactively communicates to interested parties

  • Accountability: Holds self and others accountable for practicing our values

  • Safety: Notices a safety concern and brings it to someone's attention; Models safe behaviors (wears badge, washes hands, keeps work area clean and orderly)Discovery Behaviors

  • Responsiveness: By his/her actions, creates an environment of trust; Encourages learning, creativity and new ideas

  • Responsiveness: Demonstrates openness to ideas expressed by others; supports and participates in developmental efforts

  • Personal Leadership/Self-Initiative: Takes initiative to identify and solve problems with others; Seeks personal growth and enables others to do so Key Functions

  1. Conducts biopsychosocial assessments using appropriate diagnostic criteria to recommend, facilitate, and implement interventions for a comprehensive treatment plan.

  2. Uses counseling techniques, resource knowledge and linkage throughout the disease trajectory, including end of life, survivorship and bereavement.

  3. Participates in continuity of care and/or discharge planning. Facilitates advance care planning.

  4. Documents patient care activity in institutional electronic healthcare record in accordance with departmental documentation policy.

  • Working Conditions

This position requires:

Working in Office Environment

__ No

X Yes

Working in Patient Care Unit (e.g. Nursing unit; outpatient clinic)

__ No

X Yes

Exposure to human/animal blood, body fluids, or tissues

__X No

__ Yes

Exposure to harmful chemicals

_ X No

__ Yes

Exposure to radiation

__X No

__ Yes

Physical Demands

Indicate the time required to do each of the following physical demands:

Time Spent

Never

0%

Occasionally

1-33%

Frequently

34-66%

Continuously

67-100%

Standing

X

Walking

X

Sitting

X

Reaching

X

Lifting/Carrying

Up to 10 lbs

X

10lbs to 50 lbs

X

More than 50 lbs

X

Pushing/Pulling

Up to 10 lbs

X

10lbs to 50 lbs

X

More than 50 lbs

X

Use computer/keyboard

X

EDUCATION:

Required: Master's degree in Social Work (MSW or MSSW)

EXPERIENCE:

Required: No experience

LICENSURE:

One of the following issued by the state of Texas: Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)' Provisional LMSW' Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html