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Social Worker MSW, (LCSW) Internal Med - Palliative Care

Company: University of Texas Medical Branch
Location: Galveston
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Licensed Clinical Social Worker is responsible for conducting face to face sessions with patients with serious illnesses and their family members in order to complete thorough assessments, develop treatment plans, and provide supportive counseling, crisis intervention and brief therapy. Serves as a liaison between the medical staff and the patient/family and provides interventions designed to minimize patient stress and increase utilization of coping skills.

Min Qualifications:

Master's degree in Social Work or related field; 2 years experience required. Must be licensed to practice as a Social Worker in Texas (LBSW, LMSW, LCSW).

Specific Job Related Duties:

  • Provides emotional support, grief counseling, psychotherapy and bereavement assessments to patients and their families who are experiencing psychological and emotional difficulties in the face of terminal and/or debilitating illness for all Palliative Medicine patients.
  • Education - Provides education and guidance on palliative medicine services and end-of-life care to all Palliative Medicine patients; educates and empower patients to take an active role in expressing and documenting the preferences and goals of care pertaining to their medical condition (Advanced Care Planning).
  • Attends/facilitates family meetings as a palliative/hospice resource.
  • Crisis intervention- Supports Palliative Medicine care team during medical crisis. Provides Institution crisis intervention as needed.
  • Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) Education - Provides patient education and guidance on palliative medicine services and options. This is a requirement for UTMB to maintain Joint Commission Health Disease Specific Certification of the Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Program.

Salary Range:

Commensurate with experience

Preferred Skill/Competency:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Texas
  • Experience working with patients in the Hospice/Palliative Care setting
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to exercise objectivity and good judgment relating to difficult and emotionally charged situations

Equal Employment Opportunity

UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.


Keywords: University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston , Social Worker MSW, (LCSW) Internal Med - Palliative Care, Other , Galveston, Texas

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