Social Worker MSW – Levine Cancer Institute Psychiatry


Job Req ID: 204733

Position Number: 00154060

Employment Type: Full Time

Shift: Day

Shift Details: Day shift, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Standard Hours: 40.00

Department Name: LCI Psychiatry

Location: Carolinas Medical Center

Location Details:  15830 Ballantyne Medical Pl Ste 200, Charlotte, NC 28277 and LCI Monroe, 1550 Faulk St., Monroe, NC

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Job Summary
Provides education and support services to patients, families and staff at Levine Cancer Institute (LCI). Also provides psychosocial assessment, counseling, crisis intervention and information/referral services on a consultation basis to CHS patients and families. Works collaboratively with the medical team to effect positive patient and family outcomes and to ensure efficient utilization of resources.

Essential Functions



  • Interviews patient/patient’s social support system to complete initiate psychosocial evaluation.
  • Provides counseling/support/education to patient/patient’s social support system. Assists patients/patient’s social support system in coping with stress related to hospitalization, disability, chronic/terminal illness.
  • Works collaboratively with the patients and patient’s social support system to establish and implement a plan of care with multidisciplinary team that meets the patient’s identified psychosocial needs.
  • Serves as a resource to LCI Clinic staff members and physicians regarding emotional, social, and psychosocial components of the patient’s illness and its effects on their social support system. Assists and facilitates the multidisciplinary team in understanding and integrating these aspects into the plan of care.
  • Intervenes in crisis situations, appropriately and effectively applying crisis intervention theory’ and skills.
  • Completes psychosocial assessments to support the patient’s medical care for designated patients and their support system.
  • Assesses and evaluates the patient/patient’s social support system for the appropriate level of care or environment setting to meet care needs across the continuum.
  • Participates in multidisciplinary care planning meetings.
  • Maintains current knowledge and researches availability of community agencies and community resources for social, emotional or financial assistance.
  • Provides information, education to patients and their social support on community resources and options appropriate to the age of the patients served. Make referrals to community agencies as needed.
  • Reports suspected cases of child & adult abuse/neglect/exploitation. Serves as liaison between hospital, patients/patient’s social support system and Department of Social Services during evaluation/investigation.
  • Identifies and records clinical, psychosocial and financial barriers to a smooth transition across the healthcare continuum and assists in identifying and facilitating system improvements.
  • Works with leaderhip to identify problems, reccomend solutions and work towards resolutions.
  • Develops and maintains accurate case records of each referred patient. Documents in medical record according to departmental standards.

Physical Requirements
Works in an office type setting, extensive walking throughout the facility. Prolonged periods of sitting reviewing medical records, documentation. Repetitive wrist motion and occasional lifting of 10-20 pounds. Requires frequent verbal and written communication in English. Intact sight and hearing with or without assistive devices is required. Must be able to handle a fast paced environment, moving independently from one location to another.

Education, Experience and Certifications
Master’s degree in Social Work from a program accredited by the council in Social Work Education required. LCSW preferred. At least 1 year professional experience in hospital or health related setting preferred. Expertise with Data Management Tools. Adherence to National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics.





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As a leading, innovative health system, we promote an environment where differences are valued and integrated into our workforce. Our culture of inclusion and cultural competence allows us to achieve our goals and deliver the best possible experience to patients and the communities we serve.


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Carolinas HealthCare System is an EOE/AA Employer