At Memorial Sloan Kettering, our social workers play a meaningful role in providing emotional support and guidance to people with cancer, as well as friends, families, and caregivers. We provide counseling to help improve communication with family and friends and to assist with the emotional impact of the diagnosis and medical treatment.
We are offering a one-year postgraduate Oncology Social Work (OSW) Fellowship to licensed social workers. Our goal is to train future leaders in the field of Oncology Social Work. The OSW fellowship is designed to provide specialty clinical training through direct practice with oncology patients at one of the best-in-class cancer centers in the world. As an OSW fellow, you will gain experience working with a diverse population of patients from young adulthood through older adulthood at different stages along the disease continuum.
This is a full-time, one-year position set to begin in January 2022.
Under supervision of our social workers, you will rotate through different services within both the inpatient and outpatient settings to develop a wide range of expertise within the adult oncology population.
The OSW fellow will receive a competitive salary and excellent benefits package. Your time in the fellowship can be counted towards supervised hours for your LCSW.
Conduct screenings and bio-psychosocial assessment of patients, assess for distress, and develop clinical plans.
Provide clinical interventions and modification of psychosocial plans, ongoing clinical assessments, and advocacy for patients and their families.
Collaborate with interprofessional team to address ongoing patient needs.
Assist patients/families in accessing appropriate psychosocial services along the continuum of care.
Identify the unique needs of assigned services; develop and implement appropriate interventions and programs for the services.
Produce quality documentation in the medical record and all written correspondence.
Participate in team consultation, teaching and research
Participate in department-wide meetings and committees.
Attend departmental and hospital-wide educational programs and rounds.
Perform other duties as directed by OSW Fellowship Coordinator and Department Director.
An effective communicator, capable of determining how best to reach different audiences and executing communications based on that understanding.
Adept at managing conflict situations directly and equitably, settling differences in productive ways.
Someone who doesnt shy away from difficult situations or people
Flexible in your approach and demeanor in order to align with the shifting demands of evolving circumstances.
A Masters degree in Social Work and NY-LMSW are both required.
At least one (1) year hospital experience.
Clinical experience with individuals, families and groups.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Demonstrated commitment to a career in oncology social work and/or palliative care
Experience in non-oncology social work settings will be considered (i.e., child welfare, addictions, domestic/intimate partner violence, psychiatric social work).
One (1) year commitment required.
Please submit a cover letter, outlining your experience and why you want to pursue the OSW Fellowship and specialized oncology training.
At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes. For the 28th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2018, as well as one of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Best Place to Work for 2018. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.