Palliative Care Outpatient Social Worker
University of California, San Diego
San Diego, CA, United States
This is a social work position in the Palliative Care Outpatient Clinical Program with responsibility to independently and with a trans-disciplinary team conduct bio/psycho/social assessment/evaluations from a patient/family and systems-centered core perspective; participate in professional team review of patient care; provide casework and group work for patients and their families; identify community resources and assist patients and their families in connecting to and navigating these resources. This individual serves as a member of a multidisciplinary outpatient care team with liaison responsibilities with hospital and outpatient clinic staff. This position includes facilitating family meetings, working with anticipatory grief and difficult family dynamics, and understanding placement options and appropriate social, financial, and legal services.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) issued by the state of California.
A Master's degree from an accredited school of social work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Three years or more post Medical Social Work experience preferably in Palliative Care or Hospice Care.
Knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.
Advanced certification in hospice or palliative medicine.
Experience working alongside an interdisciplinary team.
Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.