• PALLIATIVE CARE SPECIALIST

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(7/6/2018 9:39 AM)
    Requisition ID
    2018-8586
    # of Openings
    1
    Department
    PALLIATIVE CARE
    Location Name
    Baptist Hospital
    City
    Pensacola
    Category (Portal Searching)
    Professional
    Position Type
    Full-Time
    Schedule
    Day Shift
    Schedule Details
    M-F, some weekends and on call
  • Overview

    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.

    Qualifications

    • Master’s Degree in Social Work from an accredited school required  
    • Five (5) years’ experience in clinical setting is required
    • Current Florida License as a Clinical Social Worker is required within three (3) years of employment/transfer
    • Possesses skills and knowledge base congruent with the Social Work Code of Ethics
    • Excellent time management and communication skills
    • Ability to function autonomously and to adapt to constantly changing unpredictable situations and varying workload
    • Demonstrated ability to manage and resolve conflict
    • Demonstrated excellence in working collaboratively with the interdisciplinary patient care team
    • Desire to work with end-of-life and chronically ill patients and their families

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