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Position Summary

The Palliative Medicine Service Social Worker reports to the Director of Nursing Support Services and works in collaboration with the Hospice of the Central Coast Director and the Palliative Medicine Medical Director. This role involves working in a clinic setting as well as partnering with the Transitions program (through Hospice of the Central Coast) to provide support to the patients in the community. Social work services include assisting patients and their families in understanding and coping with the emotional and social problems affecting their health status. S/he will work in an independent and interdependent relationship with members of the Transitions, Hospice of the Central Coast and the inpatient palliative medicine service team. Assists with patient support programs, materials, and promotes community awareness and education. S/he also maintains social worker and palliative competencies by possessing the skills and knowledge to competently provide appropriate patient care. 



Two or more years of experience in social work post master degree.   Ability to effectively interact with patients and significant others during times of transition of care, complex, and crisis patient and family situations. Effective communication and public relation skills. Ability to work independently, is self motivated, and resourceful.


Two or more years of experience in palliative care, oncology, and/or hospice.  One year experience in home health. Knowledge and experience with advanced health care directives and POLST. Knowledge and experience with bereavement care, working with grieving individuals and families. Knowledge of local community resources.


Master’s degree in Social Work.


Current license to practice in the State of California (LCSW). American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS required. Must possess a valid California driver’s license.

Assigned Work Hours:

Per Diem

scheduled as needed; can include weekends

shift hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Position Type:

Per Diem

Pay Range (based on years of applicable experience):




Application Instructions

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