Providence Health & Services Social Worker LCSW in Anchorage, Alaska


Providence is calling a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) (Oncology Support Services, Day Shift, 1 FTE) to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska.

The Licensed Clinical Social Worker provides services to patients and their families to meet their medically related social and emotional needs as they impinge on their medical condition, treatment, recovery, and safe transition from one care environment to another.

In this position you will:

  • Evaluate patients and their related support systems with a complete psychosocial assessment; use social work theory principals and methods to formulate and implement a psychosocial plan of action based on the patient needs and strength.

  • Demonstrate knowledge and expertise in the assessment and treatment of substance abuse, mental capacity and incapacity, mental illness, adult protection, child protection, domestic violence, sexual and physical assault, psychosocial crisis, bereavement, and mental illness.

  • Demonstrate knowledge and expertise in service areas and issues related to the continuum of care such as: adoption, advanced directives, public assistance and entitlement programs, disability and public assistance eligibility, community based waivers, guardianship, involuntary commitments, costs related to community programs, prescription assistance, public housing, homeless services, foster care, assisted living programs, and palliative and end of life.

  • Identify and offer the necessary services, resources and opportunities needed for the patient’s safe discharge to the community in collaboration with the Nurse Case Manager and interdisciplinary team.

  • Maintain counseling skills needed to improve the developmental, problem- solving, and coping capacities of the patient or their surrogates; provide key education needed to address psychosocial concerns, and community resource needs for the patient or their surrogates.

  • Follow hospital, Social Work, and Federal standards for the privacy and confidentiality of patient information and maintain appropriate documentation for patients per department guidelines.

  • Use knowledge and skills necessary to implement appropriate care/services to the age and/or diversity specific needs of the patient/family.

  • Supervises social work students from UAA or other social work program with Manager.

  • Assists with orientation of new hires.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Master’s degree as a Social Worker from an accredited School of Social work

  • Alaska Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

  • 2 or more years of Social Work experience

  • Excellent Communication Skills

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • 2 or more years of Medical Social Work experience

  • Knowledge of Alaska community resources

  • Prior experience using Electronic Medical Records (EMR)

About Providence Alaska Medical Center

Providence Health & Services Alaska is among nation’s best employers for healthy lifestyles! The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, has honored Providence Alaska for its commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging our caregivers (employees) and families to support and maintain healthy lifestyles. Mountain-Pacific Quality Health has awarded Providence Alaska Medical Center with its Quality Achievement Award for high-quality care in the areas of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical infection prevention. This is the highest honor awarded by Mountain-Pacific.

As the state’s largest hospital, Providence Alaska Medical Center provides full-service, comprehensive care to all Alaskans, a role unmatched by any other in the state. Within our community, you will find top notch ski resorts, kayaking, and wildlife. Enjoying the outdoors is just one of many reasons to live in and explore Alaska!

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: Mental/Behavioral Health

Location: Alaska-Anchorage

Req ID: 164926