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Position Summary: The ideal candidate will have experience with palliative care and/or hospice care and will exhibit a passion for innovation in palliative care delivery. In this position, the SW provides skilled assessment and intervention for adult patients with life-limiting illnesses or conditions and will provide patient and family counseling services surrounding serious illness throughout the care continuum, as well as psychosocial support as part of the palliative care IDT. The SW ensures compliance with practice standards and codes; advocates for interventions that alleviate burden and facilitate coping for Palliative Care patients and families. Participate in the Palliative Care Program's interdisciplinary initiatives, such as the inpatient consult service, outpatient clinics, bereavement services, learner education, and community projects. The Palliative Care Social Worker reports to the Palliative Care Program Director.
Minimum Requirements: Five years of recent medical experience. Note: additional experience, or any experience that is directly relevant (exacting, equivalent) will be considered for determining starting salary Health industry knowledge preferred Healthcare financial assistance knowledge preferred Leadership experience a plus Must have a Washington State drivers license, good driving record and private auto insurance
Education/Licenses/Certifications: Masters degree in Social Work Licensed in the state of Washington as a Licensed Advanced Social Worker (LASW), Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), Licensed Social Worker Associate Advanced (LSWAA) Or Social Worker Associate Independent Clinical (LSWAIC) with a commitment to obtain their LICSW or LASW within 3 years of hire
MultiCare is a not-for-profit health care organization with more than 20,000 team members, including employees, providers and volunteers. MultiCare has been caring for our community for well over a century, since the founding of Tacoma’s first hospital and today is the largest community-based, locally governed system of health in the state of Washington, serving communities across Washington and Northern Idaho.
MultiCare’s comprehensive system of health includes numerous primary care, urgent care and specialty services — including Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital & Health Network; MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care; Pulse Heart Institute; MultiCare Medical Associates, affiliated physicians; MultiCare Rockwood Clinic, the largest multispecialty clinic in the Inland Northwest region; and MultiCare Connected Care, our Accountable Care Organization.
Eleven hospitals complete the organization: Allenmore Hospital, Auburn Medical Center, Capital Medical Center, Covington Medical Center, Deaconess Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital — the Puget Sound region’s only children’s hospital and state-designated Level II Pediatric Trauma Center for Western Washingt...on — Navos Behavioral Health Hospital, Valley Hospital, Tacoma General Hospital — which is home to the South Puget Sound region’s only Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit — and Wellfound Behavioral Health Hospital.
Our core values of Respect, Integrity, Stewardship, Excellence, Collaboration and Kindness, serve as our guiding principles and impact every aspect of our organization, including how we provide patient care and what we expect from each other.
MultiCare is also proud of our commitment to workforce diversity and culturally competent care. This commitment is led by our CEO and supported through employee education and community outreach.