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Providence Social Worker (MSW) Oncology - Social Services Clinician *5K sign on bonus and relocation assistance for eligible candidates* in Anchorage, Alaska


Providence is calling a Social Worker MSW Oncology - SOcial Services Clinican (Oncology Support Services , Days, 1.0 FTE) to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

*5K sign on bonus and relocation assistance to eligible candidates

In this position you will:

  • Reviews screening tools and identifies patients and their families in need of social work services. Conducts pre-assessment and triages referrals among social work team.

  • Completes a psychosocial assessment to determine patient and family strengths and needs relative to living and coping optimally with diagnosis, treatment, follow up care and survivorship. Includes gathering data about: (a) patient and family psychosocial strengths and coping skills (b) support systems / care giving needs; (c) ethnic, spiritual and cultural influences (d) functional status; (e) housing, financial, insurance, legal and transportation systems.

  • Provides therapeutic interventions designed to address current and future problems as the patient’s medical and psychosocial needs evolve. Includes (a) Advocacy, direct assistance and coordination of care giving, housing, financial, insurance, legal and transportation resources; (b) emotionally supportive counseling that is brief and solution focused; (c) provision of pre-admission, transfer and discharge consultation; (d) provision of information and referral to Providence, community and other resources and programs; and (e) case management services.

  • Develops a case plan with patient and the family based upon mutually agreed upon goals to enhance, maintain and promote optimal psychosocial functioning throughout the patient's continuum of care. Participates in multidisciplinary care planning with patient's health care and the patient and their family. Communicates psychosocial progress to physicians and other multidisciplinary team members. Works in coordination with both inpatient Care Management team and outpatient services to coordinate care.

  • Organizes and facilitates support groups, educational forums, and survivorship projects as needed.

  • Provides consultation to clinical staff on the psychosocial aspects of patients and their family member’s distress, care needs, and the services and resources to aid in obtaining optimal support throughout the continuum of care.

  • Provides assessment, crisis intervention, and brief solution-focused support to Cancer Center Departments when staff are experiencing professional care giving distress, with referrals to appropriate and community resources.

  • Develops one’s knowledge of cancer, its treatments and current trends. Maintains knowledge of community resources and governmental programs available from local and national health and welfare agencies, including expertise in accessing these for patients and families. Develops expertise in providing brief solution focused counseling. Obtains 18 Continuing education credits related to enhance skills as an Oncology Social Worker. Of the 18 credits, 3 credits must be in ethics. Clinician is responsible for documentation their continuing education credits and submitting documentation at the time of their annual performance evaluation.

  • Attends and participates in Social Work team meetings, Complex Care Consultation meetings, rounds and any other Providence scheduled meetings.

  • Participates in orienting, teaching and supervising of students and interns to build capacity in Oncology Social Work.

  • Practices professional decorum and clinical services in accordance with the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics.


Required qualification for this position include:

  • Master’s degree in social work (MSW) from an accredited school of social work

  • Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) in the State of Alaska within 6 months of hire. A temporary license will be accepted on hire.

  • Oncology Social Work Certification with in three years of hire.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • 2 years of post-graduate experience in providing services to clients who have chronic and acute illness in a health care setting, preferably oncology; or graduated social work interns who have completed their practicums with Providence.

  • Support group leadership experience.

  • Hospice or home-health experience desirable to maximize psychosocial intervention in assisting patients with issues of disability, separation, loss and dying.

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Alaska

  • Oncology Social Worker (OSW)

About Providence Alaska Medical Center

Providence Health & Services Alaska is among nation’s best employers for healthy lifestyles! The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, has honored Providence Alaska for its commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging our caregivers (employees) and families to support and maintain healthy lifestyles. Mountain-Pacific Quality Health has awarded Providence Alaska Medical Center with its Quality Achievement Award for high-quality care in the areas of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical infection prevention. This is the highest honor awarded by Mountain-Pacific.

As the state’s largest hospital, Providence Alaska Medical Center provides full-service, comprehensive care to all Alaskans, a role unmatched by any other in the state. Within our community, you will find top notch ski resorts, kayaking, and wildlife. Enjoying the outdoors is just one of many reasons to live in and explore Alaska

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Social Work

Location: Alaska-Anchorage

Req ID: 299862