CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER, PALLIATIVE CARE - Care Coordination
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Requisition #: 191219
Title: Clinical Social Worker, Palliative Care
Department: Care Coordination
Location: UMass Memorial Medical Center – University Campus
Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Because this position is with Palliative Care, there are no weekend, holiday or on-call requirements.
Performs a variety of duties involving patient assessment, emotional support, family meetings, bereavement support, and complex care transitions. Collaborates as a member of inter–disciplinary treatment team for the development and delivery of treatment plan and discharge plans for palliative care patients.
- Conducts intake interviews with patients and families to develop psychosocial evaluations.
- Participates in team planning of treatment during initial interview and family meetings for goal setting and care planning.
- Coordinates discharge planning for own case load. Plays key role in case management.
- Collaborates with outpatient providers to coordinate treatment and discharge planning.
- Maintains social work documentation.
Masters degree in Social Work. LCSW required. Minimum of 2 years clinical experience in hospital, long–term care or hospice setting.
Must possess or actively work toward Palliative Care certification by National Association of Social Workers upon hire.
Standards of Respect:
We’re striving to make respect a part of everything we do at UMass Memorial – for our patients and for each other. We’re expecting that our new caregivers practice our six Standards of Respect: Acknowledge, Listen, Communicate, Be Responsive, Be a Team Player, and Be Kind, to help us make respect a part of how we take care of business everyday.
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