Advocate Aurora Health
Milwaukee, WI, United States

Salary Range (Annual Salary)

$55,000 - $82,000


Coordinates the delivery, continual development, and promotion of the palliative program. Collaborates with medical director and interdisciplinary team to educate physicians, leadership and staff to improve the patient and family experience while providing efficient and effective resource utilization.

Coordinates interdisciplinary team services, including team development and education.

Initiates care conferences and conducts patient and family interviews.

Develops a relationship with patient and primary physician to facilitate the palliative program. Acts as a patient advocate throughout process.

Collaborates with interdisciplinary team members in the development, implementation and review of clinical protocols.

Collaborates and assists with financial resources, advance directives, psycho/social issues, end of life support, references to hospices, Aurora at Home, and community resources.

Coordinates and actively participates in the education of medical center staff on palliative program.

Assists Administrative Director of Nursing Services with the development of the budgets (capital, personnel and operating) and monitors the financial and operational impact of the program.

Develops and implements quality measures for successful program outcomes. Collaborates with VLCC, medical staff, and Aurora at Home to ensure quality of the program.

Able to assist all parties to be successful with discharge planning decisions in the palliative program.

Licenses & Certifications

Social Worker license issued by the state of Wisconsin.


Master's Degree (or equivalent knowledge) in Social Work.

LCSW Preferred

Required Functional Experience

Typically requires 2 years of experience in hospital social work that includes experiences in oncology, internal medicine, geriatrics, critical care, or hospice.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Excellent interpersonal and communication (written and oral) skills. Intermediate computer skills with electronic patient record systems, Microsoft office products, and electronic mail.


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