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Job Details

LCSW Palliative Care Social Worker - Full Time

Job Number: 528586
Categories: Allied Health Professionals
Dallas, TX

Department: University Hospitals
Full/Part Time/PRN: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular


This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information


Salary Negotiable 

Experience and Education

Master's degree in Social Work from an institution certified by the Council of Social Work Education. Three (3) years of experience providing direct clinical counseling services. Applicable state license required; certification in Advanced Hospice and Palliative Care preferred.

Job Duties

Serves as a liaison for transitional care planning between patient, caregivers and palliative care/clinical care teams.
Works with the multidisciplinary team to identify and develop disposition plans.
Facilitates advance care planning.
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.
Responsible for independent psychosocial assessment and direct clinical counseling.
Provides grief, loss and bereavement support to patient and families.
Provides counseling and psychotherapy for individuals, couples 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.
Assists clients to navigate healthcare systems; identifies and links clients with resources.
Maintains effective documentation of social work activities.

**Other Duties:  Performs other duties as assigned. 

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