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Providence Clinical Social Worker MSW - Inpatient Palliative Care in Burbank, California


Providence is calling an Inpatient Palliative Care MSW (full time/day shift) to Providence TrinityCare and Palliative Care at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, CA.

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We are seeking an Inpatient Palliative Care MSW who will participate in the activities of the interdisciplinary Palliative Care Team. The PC MSW participates in the development and review of appropriate protocols, facilitates formal and informal meetings regarding patient and family communication and decision making processes that support appropriate referral and consistent care, works in collaboration with physicians, hospital, home health and hospice health care teams to provide Palliative Care services in patient, out-patient and in home settings to seriously ill patients and their families. The PC MSW engages in independent decision-making about psychosocial needs, provides psychosocial services to individuals and their families, and provides formal and informal meetings regarding patient and family communication and decision making. The PC MSW obtains a psychosocial history, including chart review and information gathered from the patient and family, and conducts psychosocial palliative care needs assessments. The PC MSW provides direct patient care as well as consultative services to assure the delivery of state-of- the-art palliative care. In addition to these clinical duties, the Palliative Care MSW is responsible for contributing social services work expertise to staff education, data collection, and quality improvement activities as they relate to inpatient, outpatient and home palliative services.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Master's Degree in Social work or equivalent

  • 3 years Inpatient, Outpatient, or home-based Social work

  • Demonstrated evidence of experience in palliative care settings, such as hospice, i.e., ability to:

  • Work independently as well as collaboratively on a small interdisciplinary team

  • Provide and model interdisciplinary palliative assessment and management of physical, psychosocial and spiritual symptoms during aggressive treatment and end of life care

  • Possesses a working knowledge of comprehensive palliative care

  • Knowledge of stages of dying/death and age-appropriate outcomes and interventions

  • Knowledge of basic pain and symptom assessment

  • Knowledge of quality improvement processes

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • LCSW or equivalent

  • Working knowledge of research techniques, data collection, and policy, program and curriculum development

  • Experience with quality improvement methodology

About the team you will serve:

While we focus on symptom control and relief, our top priority is to help you restore your quality of life and remedy the pains and stresses that come with serious illness. We help you improve your ability to cope with your treatments and help you and your family make appropriate choices for your care. Our palliative care programs are available to all patients suffering from a range of serious illnesses, regardless of their prognoses. The team provides consultation to the patient’s physicians who will continue to direct the patient’s care.

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As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

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Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Social Work

Location: California-Burbank

Req ID: 269139