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Sr Ptnt Sppt Thpst/Crit Care - req# 11492

at University of New Mexico

Posted: 12/24/2019
Job Reference #: 11492

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Sr Ptnt Sppt Thpst/Crit Care

Requisition IDreq11492
Working TitleSr Ptnt Sppt Thpst/Crit Care
Position Grade14
Position Summary

The UNMCCC is currently recruiting for a full-time licensed Sr. Patient Support Therapist/Critical Care. As with other ancillary healthcare professionals, Clinical Patient Support Therapists are required to be state licensed. This position requires our Sr. Patient Support Therapist to possess advanced clinical social work/counseling knowledge only obtained at Master’s degree level. This is due to the UNMCCC serving such a high-risk patient population. The Sr. Patient Support Therapist/Critical Care is a member of the Patient Family Support Services team. The candidate will provide counseling and resource referral to Oncology patients. This position provides daily support as part of the comprehensive care team by overseeing and coordinating the provision of critical care counseling, case management and psychotherapy to clients and families as appropriate to individual circumstances. The Sr. Patient Support Therapist/Critical Care needs a high degree of independent decision-making. The position requires knowledge of community resources, documentation ensuring compliance with established protocols, procedures and quality standards, as well as patient/family rights and responsibilities. They must also be comfortable providing clinical supervision and training to other professionals, interns and/or trainees.

The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center is the Official Cancer Center of New Mexico and the only National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center in a 500-mile radius. Its 125 board-certified oncology specialty physicians include cancer surgeons in every specialty (abdominal, thoracic, bone and soft tissue, neurosurgery, genitourinary, gynecology, and head and neck cancers), adult and pediatric hematologists/medical oncologists, gynecologic oncologists, and radiation oncologists. They, along with more than 500 other cancer healthcare professionals (nurses, pharmacists, nutritionists, navigators, psychologists and social workers), provided cancer care for nearly 60 percent of the adults and children in New Mexico affected by cancer. They treated 11,249 patients in 84,875 ambulatory clinic visits in addition to in-patient hospitalizations at UNM Hospital. These patients came from every county in the State. More than 12 percent of these patients participated in cancer clinical trials testing new cancer treatments and 35 percent of patients participated in other clinical research studies, including tests of novel cancer prevention strategies and cancer genome sequencing. The 130 cancer research scientists affiliated with the UNMCCC were awarded almost $60 million in federal and private grants and contracts for cancer research projects and published 301 high quality publications. Promoting economic development, they filed more than 30 new patents in FY16, and since 2010, have launched 11 new biotechnology start-up companies. Scientists associated with the UNMCCC Cancer Control & Disparities have conducted more than 60 statewide community-based cancer education, prevention, screening, and behavioral intervention studies involving more than 10,000 New Mexicans. Finally, the physicians, scientists and staff have provided education and training experiences to more than 230 high school, undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral fellowship students in cancer research and cancer health care delivery. Learn more at

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Conditions of Employment
  • Subject to credentialing process; must maintain credentialed status.
Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in Counseling, Social Work, or directly related field; at least 5 years of directly related experience gained in a critical care setting.Certification/LicensureLicensed Prof Clinical Counselor (LPCC) or equivalent OR Licensed Indep Social Wkr (LISW) or equivalent OR licensure pending, as documented by temporary license.

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Additional RequirementsFinalists should be prepared to provide official educational transcripts if selected for hire.

Applicants must provide names of 3 past or present supervisors as references that the hiring official can contact.
CampusHealth Sciences Center (HSC) - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentPatient & Family Support Services (099U2)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeRegular - Full-Time
Term End Date
Pay$3,956.33 - $5,924.53
Benefits EligibleThis is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.
ERB StatementTemporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.
Background Check RequiredYes
For Best Consideration Date12/2/2019
Application InstructionsAPPLICANT: Please complete the official application; making sure to include all prior work experience and average hours worked per week. Attach your Current Resume; listing three former or current Supervisor References. Attach your Cover Letter that details how your experience matches the position as described above; including any Preferred Qualifications.

Positions posted with a Staff Type of Regular or Term are eligible for the Veteran Preference Program. See the Veteran Preference Program webpage for additional details.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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