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Licensed Independent Social Worker, Hematology and Oncology

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”


With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.


Job Overview

The purpose of the Hemophilia Treatment Center (HTC) Clinical Social Worker (CSW) position is to provide direct evaluation, patient care, and service interventions for bleeding disorders patients and/or their families, and to assist in the coordination of interdisciplinary case management team services for bleeding disorders patients.


This position will work with Hemophilia Treatment Center with a team of hematology physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, and pharmacists as primary liaison for: Community and financial resources; Insurance education/process; Counseling; Liaison with Community Based Organizations; Grant management/coordination.

Essential Functions

The CSW will administer clinical and psychosocial assessments; develop comprehensive case management treatment plans that are congruent with the overall health care plan; provide psychosocial support; work as a liaison among community resources, the medical team, and the case management team; educate patients, their family members, staff, and students about patient needs; facilitate patient compliance with treatment, and work with the medical staff, case management staff, and community resources to improve and better coordinate discharge and case management planning.

Performance Expectations: Clinical

  • Identify bleeding disorders patients and caregivers unmet needs.
  • Assess each patient’s biopsychosocial status.
  • Team-based collaboration.
  • Link patients to community and financial resources.
  • Insurance- Help patients obtain health insurance if uninsured and/or bleeding disorder specific co-payment assistance programs.
  • Facilitate pediatric to adult care transitions- Facilitate successful transition from the pediatric to adult world by forming close collaboration with the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center’s HTC.
  • Counseling and psychosocial support.
  • Advocacy and community involvement- Participate in meetings and events with community-based organizations, including but not limited to the Ohio Bleeding Disorders Council, the Tristate Bleeding Foundation, and the Great Lakes Region HTC Team Huddles.
  • Grant Management and Coordination- Act as liaison between the UC HTC and the regional coordinator (attending meetings and biweekly calls) and assist with program management tasks including submission of data and progress reports to national and regional hemophilia granting organizations.


Performance Expectations: Professional Development
The HTC Clinical Social Worker demonstrates commitment to exploring opportunities to advance knowledge, educate staff and students, and contribute to professional literature and research by:

  • Evaluating the effectiveness of social work interventions provided.
  • Participating in program development.

Essential Functions Continued

  • Attend all meetings with medical director and other additional interdisciplinary team members to provide feedback, development and strategize team goals.
  • Work with patients in the outpatient setting and also meet them in the inpatient setting and facilitate discharge planning from the inpatient setting.
  • Identifying strengths and opportunities for professional development.
  • Attend staff meetings(set by department) annually to stay abreast of policy and procedure changes, new programs and services.
  • Mentoring other social workers by providing support, sharing knowledge and through peer review.
  • Participating in professional development activities annually including continuing education.
  • Participating in research, committee work, or other activities to benefit the social work profession.
  • Using supervision appropriately.


Performance expectations: Accountability
The Clinical Social Worker will demonstrate accountability to patients, team, supervisor and organizations by:

  • Adhering to the Social Work Code of Ethics in daily clinical practice.
  • Managing assigned caseload effectively and efficiently on a daily basis.
  • Demonstrating responsibilities and accountability to the health care team.
  • Demonstrating effective time management skills both in prioritizing work load and responding to patients concerns to include assistance, participating in interdisciplinary rounds and engaging in case finding activities.
  • Planning for absences by ensuring coverage for patients.
  • Using organizational and departmental resources sparingly and prudently.
  • Supporting the goals and mission of UCMC and the Hemophilia Treatment Center.

Required Education

Master’s Degree must be in Social Work.

Required Trainings/Certifications

State of Ohio Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW).

Required Experience

Two (2) years of supervised social work experience.

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Social worker is ideal with at least 1-2 years of working with patients with hematologic disorders.
  • Clinical social work experience in acute care setting is ideal.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, transportation and be willing to work in the community setting with interdisciplinary team members.   

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.


Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 85304 


Licensed Independent Social Worker, Hematology and Oncology

Date:  Sep 14, 2022

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

Job Segment: Hematology, Oncology, Medical Technologist, Patient Care, Healthcare, Research