Social Worker – Full-time

As a 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. This position functions as an integral part of the interdisciplinary team.

The successful candidate must be able to work full-time, Tuesday through Saturday.

Duties

  • Participate in planning and coordinating patient care in collaboration with patient/family and other members of the health care team to maximize patient outcomes and use of resources.
  • Assesses patient's emotional, social and spiritual status initially and on an ongoing basis.
  • Utilizes psychosocial assessment to develop a care plan with measurable goals and individualized interventions.
  • Utilize a variety of techniques to identify and assess the psychological, emotional and social factors affecting the patient and family and communicates patient and family needs to the interdisciplinary team.
  • Provides counseling to patients and families experiencing emotional, social or economic stress related to terminal illness.
  • Develop plans of care based on the initial assessment, advance care planning, educational components as needed.
  • Refer patients and families to appropriate supports and resources, including agency services such as spiritual counseling, aides, or massage or music therapy, and community-based services including, mental health resources, bereavement counseling, family services, and related legal services.
  • Coordinate the utilization of community resources including financial resources for needed caregiving, supplies, equipment and medications.
  • Advocate for the patient and family to ensure respect for patient autonomy and to maximize the safety of the patient’s care plan.
  • Ensure the patient/family have choices in their care and have a right to maintain as much control as possible over their lives.
  • Acts in a primary role of assessing bereavement risk and providing information for bereavement follow-up.

Requirements

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) required
  • Minimum of one-year experience in hospice preferred
  • 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
  • Licensed in Oregon as an LCSW or a CSWA
  • Current Oregon driver’s license, dependable transportation, and proof of current automobile insurance.
  • CPR certification

Our Commitment to Our Staff

  • A challenging and rewarding career with autonomy, flexibility, and the ability to manage your own schedule throughout your workday
  • Competitive salary and benefits – includes employee health & dental insurance 100% paid by employer
  • Comprehensive training and orientation
  • Ongoing education and support

To apply

Complete and submit a Willamette Valley Hospice application, found here. As a first step, resumes can be submitted to Careers@wvh.org. Interviews will be scheduled concurrent with posting.

Application is available at wvh.org/careers

Thank you for your interest in joining the team at Willamette Valley Hospice. We provide rewarding careers for passionate, caring, and experienced employees. We believe that everyone facing serious illness, death, and grief deserves access to the best personalized and compassionate care available, and the team at Willamette Valley Hospice strives to provide such care.

Willamette Valley Hospice is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates that are legally able to work in the United States are encouraged to apply.