PALLIATIVE CARE SW (LCSW) FT
Categories: Allied Health Professionals
Department: University Hospitals
Full/Part Time/PRN: Full-Time
Experience and Education
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.
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