Inpatient Palliative Care Social Worker
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX, United States
We are looking for talented Licensed Clinical Social Workers who are truly passionate about palliative care. Join an extraordinary Inpatient Palliative Care Team that has an interdisciplinary approach to optimizing the quality of life for patients/families. UT Southwestern is one of the world’s TOP academic medical centers, with more than 60 subspecialties, several of which are consistently ranked amount the nation’s best by US News & World Report. Our Palliative Care program is rapidly growing and is a training program for physicians, APPs, and multidisciplinary specialties. Our clinical social worker will work directly with the interdisciplinary team to provide supportive care to patients and families facing serious illness.
Job duties include:
*Serves as a liaison for transitional care planning between patient, caregivers and palliative care/clinical care teams.
*Assists clients to navigate healthcare systems; identifies and links clients with resources.
*Attends administrative and clinical meetings relevant to operations of palliative care program; distributes relevant information to departmental staff.
*Participates in interdisciplinary team meetings, care planning and ethics consultations.
*Works with the multidisciplinary team to identify and develop disposition plans.
*Responsible for independent psychosocial assessment and direct clinical counseling.
*Provides counseling and psychotherapy for individuals, couples and families.
*Provides grief, loss and bereavement support to patient and families.
*Provides psychosocial education to patients and family caregivers about coping strategies, hospice and palliative care philosophy and non-pharmacological symptom management strategies.
*Utilizes crisis intervention and problem-solving skills to facilitate and enhance patient/family's ability to meet acute and ongoing medical and psychosocial needs.
*Advocates on behalf of the patient and family.
*Facilitates advance care planning.
*Maintains effective documentation of social work activities.
*Facilitates and/or supports existing psychoeducation support groups.
*Provides in-services or education workshops to other service providers and/or organizations to promote the palliative care philosophy and program.
*Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.
Attn: Stephanie Terauchi, MD