Hospice Social Worker (Full-Time)

Hospice Social Worker – Full-Time, Monday thru Friday, 40 hours per week with flexibility to work on the weekend when needed.

As a full-time Hospice Social Worker, you will provide medical social services to hospice patients, families, caregivers as indicated by the plan of care developed by the interdisciplinary team. Your caring visits will support and empower them to live the best quality of life possible. We’re looking for a social worker that wants to use their passion and expertise as part of a team to provide the best care possible for hospice patients.

Responsibilities include initial and ongoing assessment of patients, developing, evaluating and revising the plan of care, timely documentation (written and electronic) and communication of assessment, planning and interventions. This position functions as an integral part of the interdisciplinary team.

Starting wage is $27.00 per hour plus mileage reimbursement. Wages are commensurate with experience. Health & welfare benefits begin the 1st of the month after 30 days of employment.

Duties

  • Perform initial and ongoing assessment of patients, developing, evaluating and revising the plan of care as needed to maximize your patient’s quality of life
  • Timely documentation and communication of assessment, planning and interventions
  • Function as an integral part of the interdisciplinary team
  • Utilize a variety of techniques to identify and assess the psychological, emotional and social factors affecting the patient and family and communicate these needs to the interdisciplinary team
  • Provide education and information to patients and caregivers that facilitates self-care, wellness, dignity, and quality of life
  • Facilitate collaboration/communication with community resources
  • Act as liaison to promote discussion between the patient, family, and health care team, in order to facilitate understanding of the patient’s medical condition and treatment options, and to establish clear, patient-centered goals of care and care plans
  • Participate as a member of the larger Hospice Care Team, communicating clearly and effectively with other team members to provide quality patient and family care, meet individual patient and family members care needs, and achieve appropriate hospice care plans.

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Social Work from a school of social work approved by the Council of Social Work
  • Demonstrated experience working with multigenerational family systems in a clinical capacity
  • Demonstrated experience working with life-threatening conditions, chronic disease, hospice and/or end-of-life care, and related situations
  • Current Oregon driver’s license, dependable transportation, and proof of current automobile insurance
  • Licensed in Oregon as an LCSW or a CSWA
  • COVID 19 vaccination

To apply

As a first step, resumes can be submitted to Careers@wvh.org. Interviews will be scheduled concurrent with posting.

At Willamette Valley Hospice, we provide rewarding careers for passionate, caring, and experienced employees. Together, we work toward our shared mission to “change the end of life experience.” We believe that everyone facing serious illness, death, and grief deserves access to the best, personalized and compassionate care available.

Thank you for your interest in joining the team at Willamette Valley Hospice. We are a community owned, not-for-profit organization providing innovative, personalized, and compassionate care to patients and families facing serious illness. Our mission to serve those who are facing end of life and grief is driven by our core values of service, excellence, integrity, community, and sustainability.

Willamette Valley Hospice is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to providing a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment. We do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, age, religion, creed, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, mental or physical disability, or veteran status. All qualified candidates legally able to work in the United States are encouraged to apply.