Social Worker - Palliative Medicine
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- CHOMP has been voted the Best Place to Work in Monterey County for 10 straight years
- Excellent Pay and Generous Benefits including a Pension and Continuing Education Reimbursement
- Excellent Team Oriented Culture
- Free Gym for Employees
The Palliative Medicine Service Social Worker reports to the Palliative Care Service Manager and provides clinical and administrative support regarding psychosocial patient/family needs to the palliative medicine service team and the coordinator while maintaining an interdisciplinary approach and collaboration of patient-centered care. Social work services include assisting patients and their families in understanding and coping with the emotional and social problems affecting their health status. This person sustains adherence to The Joint Commission certification requirements for Palliative Care. Will work in an independent and interdependent relationship with members of the palliative medicine service team. Assists with patient support programs, materials, and promotes community awareness and education. Analyzes new knowledge gained from conferences, workshops, professional literature, or "hands-on training" and assimilates this knowledge into clinical practice as appropriate. Also maintains social worker 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. Effective communication and public relation skills. Ability to work as an integral member of an interdisciplinary team.
Two or more years of experience in palliative care, oncology, and/or hospice. Recent experience in an acute care hospital setting. 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.
Palliative Care certification preferred upon hire; required within three years of hire/transfer into position.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Assigned Work Hours:
0.8 FTE (64 hrs per pay period)