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Social Worker I

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Job ID: 189848
Category: Social Work
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Work Schedule: 8hr Days

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Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?


  • Responsible for contributing to the patient's treatment and treatment planning through an understanding of social, psychological and/or environmental needs related to the impact of cancer on the patient and family. Work with patient and team to resolve barriers to outpatient cancer treatment and follow-up. Professional activities will be carried out in accordance with the code of ethics established by the National Association of Social Workers.
  • Position primary location is based of the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine with some remote days. 
  • Member of multidisciplinary department and team


    1. Coordinates outpatient resources to facilitate cancer treatment and follow-up
    2. Collaborates and cooperates with other members of the interdisciplinary health care team.
    3. Identifies and attends to the psychological needs of patients and families.
    4. Provides counseling to patients, families and groups.
    5. Responsible for documentation in the medical record, statistics and reports as required.
    6. Facilitates legal matters, financial entitlements and complies with grants and contracts when applicable.
    7. Maintains relationships with community agencies and keeps up-to-date on resources.
    8. Uses effective interpersonal skills in all interactions
    9. Enhances own professional development and maintains formal and informal continuing education for self-improvement.


  • Licensed Social Worker (State of PA)
  • MSW or LSW preferred.

Education or Equivalent Experience:

  • Master of Arts or Science (Required)
  • Master's Degree in Social Work and 0-1 years Health Care experience in field instruction and/or employment in a health care setting required.
We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

Live Your Life's Work

We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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