Psychologist will serve an integrated behavioral health care role for cancer patients across the cancer continuum (e.g. from pre-diagnostic workup through survivorship). Psychologist will collaborate to build consistent services across sites with other psycho-oncology providers. Psychologist will work closely with providers from various services including medical oncology, hematology, radiation oncology, and palliative medicine. Psychologist may also provide psychosocial services to caregivers and families. Psychologist specializes in brief interventions to address and treat common concerns in oncology patients which include, but are not limited to:
Adjustment to illness
Management of pre-existing mental health conditions throughout cancer treatment Insomnia and fatigue
Cancer related pain Anticipatory nausea and vomiting
Treatment specific anxiety and panic
End of life concerns
Communication barriers during treatment
Meaningful engagement in life through treatment and beyond
Psychologist will oversee distress screening of all patients, which is required for accreditation by the Commission on Cancer (CoC). Psychologist will participate in groups to improve program implementation and quality improvement initiatives. Participate in NAPBC quarterly meetings to improve care specific to breast cancer patients. Psychologist will collaboratively work with medical providers to expand and improve services for Geisinger cancer patients and their families.
Psychologist will provide required psychosocial evaluation for bone marrow transplant patients as required by FACT (Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy). Psychologist will work with patients during the continuum of their bone marrow transplant journey and in survivorship. Psychologist will work collaboratively with bone marrow transplant team.
Possible areas of expansion:
Streamline and expand distress screening and referrals across the system
Development of inpatient consultation for oncology patients
Streamline involvement in multi-disciplinary clinics
Develop treatment groups for insomnia, treatment related fatigue, smoking cessation, and other commonly reported cancer related concerns
Expand involvement in general tumor board meetings, bringing specific complicated psychosocial cases to the medical team for discussion and learning
Work is typically performed in a clinical and office environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
Doctoral Degree- (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Licensed Psychologist - Default Issuing Body
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