Job Description

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Koman Family Outpatient Pavilion
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HX Contract
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Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday-Friday

As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.

#112648 Clinical Social Worker III

Extended Deadline: Thu 1/27/2022

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

Minor revisions have been made to the preferred qualifications as of 11/22/21.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 11/3/2021 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 11/12/2021. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The Breast Oncology Social Worker is responsible for working directly with the Comprehensive Breast Health Center team, including medical/surgical oncologists, oncology nurse case managers and oncology infusion nurses. Duties include providing emotional, practical and financial resources for patients undergoing Breast Cancer treatment and patients in survivorship. Duties include providing adjustment to illness counseling, advanced care planning, grief counseling to patients and crisis management to spouses and/or family members.

Breast Oncology Social Worker is responsible for coordinating Aid in Dying/End of Life Option Act duties with patients/families and maintaining accurate statistics for the state of California. Social Worker will participate in writing policies/protocols that impact UC San Diego Health outpatient disease team, participate in tumor board and LCSW staff meetings. Social Worker will facilitate support groups, provide ongoing education to staff on role of LCSW in outpatient clinic and collaborate with inpatient Social Work team as needed.


  • Master's degree from an accredited school of social work.

  • Three (3) years of post MSW experience.

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) issued by the State of California.

  • Experience working in medical field, preferably Oncology.

  • Knowledge of local and national Cancer resources.

  • Ability to stay informed about new and changing resources that impact disease team.

  • Ability to create and maintain relationships with Oncology resource providers.

  • Ability to assess and counsel patients in person, on phone and via Telehealth.

  • Excellent interpersonal to work with ethnically, culturally and socioeconomic diverse populations.

  • Experience communicating effectively in writing and in patient medical records.


  • Bilingual in English and Spanish.
  • Experience with Epic.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
  • Must be willing to work at all UCSD locations.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

UC San Diego Health Sciences is comprised of our School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, The Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science, and our Student Health and Well-Being Department. We have long been at the forefront of translational - or "bench-to-bedside" - research, transforming patient care through discovery and innovation leading to new drugs and technologies. Translational research is carried out every day in the hundreds of clinical trials of promising new therapies offered through UC San Diego Health, and in the drive of our researchers and clinician-scientists who are committed to having a significant impact on patient care. We invite you to join our team!

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