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Social Worker Grade 2 - Oncology - Moorabbin Hospital

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  • This is a dynamic department offering wide variety of professional development
  • Share your skills, influence the patient care approach, work collaboratively
  • This role is based at Moorabbin Hospital

Working in Healthcare has never been more important or meaningful.

Our Journey

We are a busy and dynamic team assisting patients and families by providing a professional service for patients referred across acute medicine and outpatient clinics.

  • Our Social Work service includes acute and specialty areas such as Intensive Care, Emergency Department and Women’s and Children’s services.
  • The successful applicants will have the opportunity to be a part of a busy, energetic and friendly Allied Health team.
  • This position is based at Moorabbin Hospital.

We are looking to appoint a Grade 2 Social Worker (0.4 EFT) to support our Chemotherapy Day Unit patients at Moorabbin Hospital. This is an onsite role, working collaboratively with the entire Chemotherapy Day Unit team and supported by the inpatient Social Work team based at Moorabbin, in Melbourne's South-Eastern suburbs. The successful applicant will have opportunities for amazing professional development, career growth and be part of an awesome and supportive team!

A Day in the Life

As a Monash Health employee, you will have the ability to maintain a high level of communication with patients, visitors and colleagues enabling you to deliver exceptional care. As a member of the team you are integral to the Monash Health Social Work service delivery and consistently demonstrate our core values. You will be part of a flexible workforce with personalised support.

In this CDU Social Work role, you will be responsible for triaging new referrals and meeting with CDU patients either in person during their treatment onsite at Moorabbin, or via Telehealth as an outpatient. The focus will be primarily conducting psychosocial assessments, risk assessments, providing emotional support and working collaboratively with relevant parties (CDU staff, Palliative Care, care providers).

To see first-hand what our team of Social Workers think about working at Monash Health, please take a look at the  following short video and please check out our You Tube link.

What you bring:

  • You are a qualified and experienced Social Worker with a minimum of 2 years post graduate experience providing a strong focus on patient centred care
  • Through your hard working and enthusiastic nature you have the ability to adapt to changing settings and shifts during the business week and weekends or public holidays
  • You are a dynamic Allied Health professional who is passionate about making a positive contribution to the health of your patients
  • You are highly motivated to perform at your best every day, demonstrating excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Your dedication to safe best practice and quality care
  • An unwavering commitment to delivering patient centred care
  • Possess a positive attitude to your work, compassion and the ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a team
  • Motivation to be accountable for and manage specific portfolios in our relentless pursuit of excellence
  • Experience in a hospital or other health setting is desirable

What you need:

To be considered for this important role you will ideally possess the following:

  • An AASW accredited Bachelor degree or entry level Master’s Degree of Social Work that provides eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a healthcare setting
  • Good organisational skills and a positive, enthusiastic attitude towards work
  • Experience in working with culturally and linguistically diverse communities
  • Able to work autonomously
  • A friendly, outgoing and reliable demeanour
  • Well-developed clinical assessment and complex discharge planning skills
  • A current Victorian drivers licence

In return:

  • Exposure to a variety of hospital settings and working with Monash Health’s exceptional healthcare clinicians
  • Receive corporate benefits such as salary packaging, access to staff parking, on site Gym, and Employee Assistance Program
  • You will be provided with Continuing education and access to online resources

For a confidential discussion and to explore the opportunity further, please call Victoria Weeks, Senior Social Worker, on 0434 660 676 or email [email protected] using the subject line: Social Worker Grade 2 - Oncology - Moorabbin Hospital enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Monash is a great place to work!

Monash Health is Victoria’s largest public health service and proudly provides healthcare to one quarter of Melbourne’s population, across the entire lifespan from newborn and children, to adults, the elderly, their families and carers. More than 22,000 people work at over 40 care locations across south-eastern Melbourne.

We recognise the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles and iCare values.

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Applications are only accepted that are submitted via the Monash Health online Mercury System (e-recruit).

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