The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.
The Social Worker I is responsible for providing professional social work services (i.e., screening, motivational interviewing, brief interventions, counseling, resource needs assessment, identification and navigation) to adult patients and families. This position collaborates with SCCA partner institutions as well as public and community based social services and behavioral health providers to ensure continuity of care across systems.
The incumbent uses clinical judgment and problem solving skills to address patient and family emotional/psychological, social, developmental and tangible resource issues, and facilitates identification, referrals and linkage to internal and community resources. They will also assist and advocate for patients with concrete needs, and strive to achieve the highest in patient (customer) satisfaction. Supports the mission of SCCA and its affiliates, and provides consultation to staff at SCCA and to community resources as needed.