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Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NYC — Clinical Social Worker, Pediatrics

Company Overview

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 30th 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 2019, as well as one of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Best Place to Work for 2019. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

Job Description

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is seeking to hire a Clinical Social Worker I to provide comprehensive bio-psychosocial assessment and follow-up interventions to pediatric patients and families on the pediatric oncology service in response to social, psychological and environmental needs related to the impact of diagnosis, admission, treatment, discharge, continued care and post-treatment.

You will:

  • Conduct screening and bio-psychosocial assessment of patients and families to assess their distress & develop ongoing clinical plan.
  • Provide clinical interventions and modification of psychosocial plan, ongoing clinical assessments, advocacy and practical resource assistance 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 service; develop and implement appropriate interventions and programs.
  • Produce quality documentation in the medical record and all written correspondence; enter On Call Data; and prepare Philanthropic Budget Sheets.
  • Focus on professional development through supervision of student interns; participating in team consultation, teaching and research, presentations at national conferences and contributions to the social work/oncology literature.
  • Participate and serve on department-wide committees. Work with Supervisor, Practice Group Leader and/or Director of Social Work on special projects as assigned.

You need:

  • A Masters degree in Social Work is required.
  • NY-LMSW required
  • At least 2 years of post master’s work experience in a hospital is required.
  • Strong clinical skills with individuals, families and groups are required.
  • Experience in oncology and/or palliative care in a pediatric setting preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications required.


MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.  

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