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Social Worker - LICSW

Virginia Mason Medical Center Seattle, Washington

The posted compensation range of $40.05 - $53.49 /hour is a reasonable estimate that extends from the lowest to the highest pay CommonSpirit in good faith believes it might pay for this particular job, based on the circumstances at the time of posting. CommonSpirit may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range as permitted by law.

Requisition ID 2022-260699 Employment Type Full Time Department Palliative Care Hours/Pay Period 80 Shift Day Weekly Schedule Monday to Friday - 4/ 10 hour day shifts. Days flexible Remote No Category Case Management and Social Work

**Sign on bonuses available for experienced candidates**

**Willing to consider .8-1.0 FTE**

**Option to work REMOTE one day per week**

Virginia Mason Franciscan Health brings together two award-winning health systems in Washington state  CHI Franciscan and Virginia Mason. As one integrated health system with the most patient access points in western Washington, our team includes 18,000 staff and nearly 5,000 employed physicians and affiliated providers. At Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, you will find the safest and highest quality of care provided by our expert, compassionate medical care team at 11 hospitals and nearly 300 sites throughout the greater Puget Sound region.  While you’re busy impacting the healthcare industry, we’ll take care of you with benefits that include health/dental/vision, FSA, matching retirement plans, paid vacation, adoption assistance, annual bonus eligibility, and more!


Virginia Mason Medical Center has an opening for a Palliative Care Social Worker to join our growing outpatient palliative care team.

This is an unique opportunity to join an established Palliative Care program whose mission is to align the care of our patients through advocacy, collaboration, education and meaningful connection.

We currently have 8 interprofessional team members who cover both the hospital and clinic settings. Our current team culture highly values compassion, communication, support and work life balance.

We are looking for a Palliative Care Social Worker who matches our current passion and enthusiasm for transforming how Palliative Care is delivered, while continuing to provide excellent specialty Palliative Care for our patients.

This position will primarily work in the outpatient setting offering specialty palliative care services to patients and families living with serious illness. Our clinic is currently embedded in our cancer center with a primary focus on supporting oncology patients. However we also accept referrals from across the system, which can include patients with COPD, CHF, cirrhosis and neurologic disorders.

Our Palliative Care Social Worker works as an independent practitioner offering palliative care consultative services as well as more specialized support when required. This could include combined visits with other palliative care team members and/or Oncology staff as well as individual sessions around goals of care, advanced care planning, psychosocial issues, counselling, and grief support. We offer both in person visits as well as TeleHealth.

Other opportunities include hospital coverage of clinic patients, education with medical residents and social work students, as well as opportunities to participate in current communication trainings including Vital Talk and the Serious Illness Conversation Guide.

“We deliver inspired people to do meaningful work.”

We require:
Master's in Social Work from a graduate program accredited by the Council on Social Worker Education of Doctorate in Social Work required. Must also have an active Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) license in the state of Washington and have completed four hours training in HIV/AIDS. Familiarity with EPIC/Cerner or other electronic charting system required along with exceptional communication and listening skills. 
Prefer at least 3 years experience in a clinical setting, certification as a Chemical Dependency Professional, and/or previous experience in an acute medical or mental healthcare in an inpatient or outpatient setting. 
Candidates with previous palliative care experience preferred.
Virginia Mason offers much more than competitive compensation and benefits. With continuing education opportunities and the added potential of relocation assistance, you will find our commitment to your well-being is both rewarding and refreshing. 
There is also the lifestyle benefit that comes with finding yourself in the heart of the Pacific Northwest. Surrounded by the vibrancy and sophistication of one of the country's most livable cities, finding the perfect urban or outdoor pursuit will instinctively and pleasurably become second nature.  
We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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