Providence Health & Services Social Worker - Oncology in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling full time (1.0 FTE) and on call (0.0 FTE) Oncology Social Workers to our Providence Cancer Centers at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center (PSVMC) and Providence Portland Medical Center (PPMC) in Portland, OR.

Receiving a diagnosis of cancer can cause expected and normal emotional distress. Patients may have concerns about how cancer treatment will impact various aspects of their lives and the lives of family and close friends. Our team of professional oncology social workers ­help cancer patients and their families before, during and after treatment.

We offer a variety of services including:

  • Psychosocial Support

  • Case Management

  • Help in communicating with members of the health care team

  • Support and referrals for family members

  • Cancer support groups

  • Cancer-specific information and referrals

We are looking for culturally competent and compassionate Licensed Clinical Social Workers to provide these supportive services.

Current Openings Include:

  • Full Time - 1.0 FTE - Monday - Friday, Days at PPMC and PSVMC.

  • On Call - 0.0 FTE - primarily scheduled for Monday - Fridays in advance to provide coverage at PPMC and PSVMC. This position may also receive some short notice request for coverage but is not obligated to provide coverage.

In this position you will:

  • Act under direct and continuous supervision, provides comprehensive biopsychosocial/spiritual assessment, diagnosis and/or treatment/interventions/advocacy of patients and their support systems.

  • Incorporate concepts and theories associated with life span development, neurobiology, and behavioral change.

  • Collaborate with the patient and support system(s) to develop and implement evidence-informed person-centered care plans across the care continuum in collaboration with the Inter/Multi-Disciplinary Team (IDT).

  • Perform duties in a manner that respects patient self-determination that reduces health disparities/barriers to care and adheres to the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) code of ethics, Standards of Practice (SOP), and mission.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Accredited School of Social Work -or- from a school in candidacy status by the CSWE

  • Temporary Clinical Social Work Associates (CSWA) license, or proof of CSWA initiated within six months of hire

  • Documentation of an approved supervision plan from the Oregon Board also required

  • Oncology Social Worker (OSW-C) certification within 3 years of hire

  • Must obtain LCSW Board licensure within a maximum of 5 years from CSWA application, or date of hire date as a CSWA

  • 2 years of relevant social work experience (May include CSWA experience)

  • Expertise in goals of care and end of life discussions

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker

  • Oncology Social Worker (OSW-C) certification

  • 2-3 years of direct oncology social work experience

  • Group facilitation experience

  • Healthcare experience

About Providence in Oregon

As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."

Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As people of Providence, we reveal God's love for all, especially the poor and vulnerable, through our compassionate service.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is the third largest not-for-profit health system in the United States. Providence employs more than 82,000 caregivers (employees) across a five-state area; AK, WA, MT, OR, and CA. Our facilities include 34 hospitals, 600 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and other health and educational services. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Social Work / Care Management / Counseling

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 165467