Job Description

To perform this job successfully, an individual must have a Master’s degree in Social Work from an ACSWE-approved program and obtain LCSW within 3 years of hire.  The required supervision will be provided by the Administrative Director of Quality and Care Management. Prior experience in palliative care or hospice preferred.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence if required.  Skills in written and oral formats of communication. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, and percentages if required. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.    To perform this job successfully, an individual should have personal computer skills such as Windows.
Reporting to the Manager of Palliative Care, with clinical oversight provided by the Administrative Director of Quality and Care Management, (LCSW), the Masters of Social Work (MSW) provides clinical support to the palliative care consultation team. The MSW's primary role is to provide an environment to support the palliative care client and family's expression of emotional/psychosocial needs. The MSW listens actively and assists clients and their families to understand and cope with emotional, financial, and social problems associated with terminal illness that affects their health and quality of life. The MSW refers clients/families to support groups, other clients and families with similar conditions, and/or professionals with expertise in this area. The MSW acts as a resource to clients, families, and the healthcare team to remove obstacles to wellness and recovery and improves access to and coordination of services designed to improve health and safety.
Must be able to work normal/scheduled working hours which may include Holidays, call-backs, weeknights, weekends, and on-call in the Director's absence. Agrees to participate, as directed, in emergencies and community disasters during scheduled and unscheduled hours.
Needs to recognize that they have an affirmative duty and responsibility for reporting perceived misconduct, including actual or potential violations of laws, regulations, policies, procedures, or this organization’s standards/code of conduct.
The employee must work well under pressure, meet multiple and sometimes competing deadlines; and the incumbent shall at all times demonstrate a cooperative behavior with colleagues and supervisors from all departments of the Hospital and government agency employees.

The Hospital is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit, qualifications, potential and competency.   The Hospital policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), religion (all aspects of religious beliefs, observance or practice, including religious dress or grooming practices) marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition (including cancer or a record or history of cancer, and genetic characteristics), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition), genetic information, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.  It also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.  Discrimination can also include failing to reasonably accommodate religious practices or qualified individuals with disabilities where the accommodation does not pose an undue hardship.  All such discrimination is unlawful.
The Hospital is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities.  This commitment applies to all persons involved in the Hospital operations and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Hospital, including supervisors and coworkers.

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