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Grade 2 Social Worker - Specialty Medicine

Eastern Health - Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


 Social Worker: Grade 2 – Speciality Medicine - Oncology

Temporary Part Time (0.4 EFT) - Maternity Leave Cover

  • Patient Centred Care

  • Working collaboratively in a team environment

  • Leading clinical excellence

Eastern Health

Eastern Health is one of Melbourne’s largest public health services. We provide a range of emergency, surgical, medical and general healthcare services, including maternity, palliative care, mental health, drug and alcohol, residential care, community health and statewide specialist services to people and communities that are diverse in culture, age, socio-economic status, population and healthcare needs.

About the role

An exciting opportunity exists for a passionate and enthusiastic Social Worker to join Eastern Health in the Specialty Medicine Program. You will provide social work service to acute inpatients, primarily in Oncology, using evidence-based practice and drawing on your clinical knowledge and experience. As part of the Specialty Medicine program, you will work closely with professionals from the multi-disciplinary team to ensure a holistic response to patients and to help achieve best outcomes. As an active member of the social work team, you will work collaboratively to further develop the Specialty Medicine social work service and will demonstrate a commitment to continuing professional development and ensuring a quality response to all patients. The role will be primarily based at Box Hill Hospital but may involve work at other sites. This opportunity will support your development & career progression in Oncology social work.

About you

To be successful in this role you should possess:

  • A high level of knowledge and skill in the area of Oncology social work.

  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team.

  • Strong skills in undertaking comprehensive psychosocial assessments, drawing on your clinical reasoning to formulate effective and individualised plans and interventions for patients.

  • A comprehensive understanding of relevant social work theory and its relationship to clinical practice.

  • Be eligible for membership to the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)

  • Highly developed interpersonal and assessment skills

  • A strong commitment to high quality care

  • The ability to work as part of a diverse team

  • Excellent communication and organisational skills

What we offer

Eastern Health offers a variety of fantastic Employee Benefits, view the extensive range here!

The benefits of working for Eastern Health include:

  • Diverse and engaging career opportunities

  • Friendly & supportive team

  • Flexible working hours

  • Salary packaging options

  • Career progression in our teaching hospitals

Next Steps

If you have the ability and drive to make a difference take hold of this opportunity and apply today!

For full details refer to the attached Position Description and direct all enquiries to the contact person listed.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory police records check.

You must have the right to permanently live and work in Australia to apply for this job.

Please submit all applications online.

Recruitment agency applications will not be accepted.

Eastern Health Values: Patients First: Agility: Humility: Respect: Kindness: Excellence

Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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