Social Worker MSW, (LCSW) Internal Med - Palliative Care
Company: University of Texas Medical Branch
Posted on: June 8, 2021
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.
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
- 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
- Attends/facilitates family meetings as a palliative/hospice
- Crisis intervention- Supports Palliative Medicine care team
during medical crisis. Provides Institution crisis intervention as
- 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.
Commensurate with experience
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Texas
- Experience working with patients in the Hospice/Palliative Care
- 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
Keywords: University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston , Social Worker MSW, (LCSW) Internal Med - Palliative Care, Other , Galveston, Texas
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