Job Description

Social Worker

Cancer care is all we do

Hope in healing

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), part of City of Hope, takes a unique and integrative approach to cancer care. Our patient-centered care model is founded on a commitment to personalized medicine, tailoring a combination of treatments to the needs of each individual patient. At the same time, we support patients’ quality of life by offering therapies designed to help them manage the side effects of treatment, addressing their physical, spiritual and emotional needs, so they are better able to stay on their treatment regimens and get back to life. At the core of our whole-person approach is what we call the Mother Standard® of care, so named because it requires that we treat our patients, and one another, like we would want our loved ones to be treated. This innovative approach has earned our hospitals a Best Place to Work distinction and numerous accreditations. Each of us has a stake in the successful outcomes of every patient we treat.

Job Description:

Provides comprehensive clinical and psychosocial assessment and intervention for patients with serious illness.  Works independently and alongside other members of the multidisciplinary care team to conduct and participate in family conferences, particularly when there are complex psychosocial needs.  Consults and educates staff regarding social work practice, palliative care and end of life issues. Provides clear communication, both written and verbal, to the multidisciplinary staff regarding patient care concerns and end of life issues. Collaborates with appropriate clinical staff regarding patient and family centered discharge planning; identify high-risk psychosocial factors of patient/families that impact health status and decision making. 


  • Works collaboratively and maintains active, open communication with physicians, patients, families and other healthcare team members including external health care agencies to facilitate the plan of care in a courteous, professional manner.

  • Calls patients/families, as needed, after discharge to the clinic to ensure plan of care discussed results in a smooth process and proactively identifying obstacles that may delay treatment progress. Follow up with patients/caregivers, as needed, to monitor the success of the discharge plan and proactively identify barriers that may delay treatment.

  • Documents all interventions in the electronic health record in a timely manner. Addresses needs of both patient and family through counseling, education and community resource linkage serving as an advocate for patients/families in regard to decisions affecting the plan of care.

  • Advocate for clients or patients to resolve crises.

  • Facilitate referrals to external providers i.e. home health care, durable medical equipment providers, skilled nursing facilities, acute rehab, and hospice providers as necessary.

  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary team to facilitate safe and efficient patient discharge from the inpatient unit.

  • Assesses depression and anxiety in pre/post-surgical patients per ASURE protocol.

  • Completes psychosocial assessments/discharge planning screens on new inpatient admissions as well as intake patients as referred.


Education: Masters of Social Work from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education

Licensure: Medical Social Worker (LMSW)


We win together

Each CTCA employee is a Stakeholder, driven to make a true difference and help win the fight against cancer. Each day is a challenge, but this unique experience comes with rewards that you may never have thought possible. To ensure each team member brings his or her best self, we offer exceptional support and immersive training to encourage your personal and professional growth. If you’re ready to be part of something bigger and work with a passionate, dynamic group of care professionals, we invite you to join us. 

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