The Palliative Care Specialist a team member of a strong interdisciplinary approach to patient care. The person in this position will function in a team designed to help the medically complex and/or chronically ill patients and family members make informed decisions. In collaboration with the medical staff and nursing staff, the Palliative Care Specialist monitors the clinical care of patients and provides support to improve patient care and patient outcomes. Incorporated within each of these functions, the Palliative Care Specialist is a professional role model and patient advocate. This person is responsible for providing a full range of social work services including psychosocial assessment, treatment planning, therapeutic interventions, and crisis intervention.
The person in this position works under general supervision, is responsible for various shifts, may be subject to over 40 hours per week and/or callback as required, and may also be required to remain on campus immediately before, during, and after severe weather and/or disasters.