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Providence Palliative Care Social Worker MSW - Hospice Snohomish in Everett, Washington


Providence is calling a Palliative Care Social Worker MSW (Hospice Snohomish, Days, 1.0 FTE) to SCS Hospice in Everett, WA.

Palliative Care caregivers will tell you what a privilege it is to care for patients and their families toward the end of their lives. We get to see people where they reside and focus on their goals and improving the quality of their lives. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

In this position you will:

  • Assesses psychosocial needs for specific patient populations using advanced practice palliative care and hospice knowledge and skills:

  • Obtains psychosocial history

  • Identifies patient short and long term goals

  • Identifies available family and social support

  • Initiates advance care planning discussion

  • Identifies discharge options and ongoing care needs related to patient diagnosis, prognosis and identified care giving needs

  • Provides critical psycho-social support to palliative care patients and their families through the palliative care services consult team

  • Uses their professional background and skills to assist the team and facilitate palliative care patient-family meetings, and assists team, attending physicians, staff, and patient and family in the clarification of the palliative goals and plan of care

  • Assists the Palliative Care Team in ensuring excellent palliative care patient care services, coordinating educational and outreach services, leading quality improvement initiatives, and linking team efforts with other health system departments including continuum and community services

  • Synthesizes information from the psychosocial history and needs assessment to develop, document and implement the psychosocial dimension of the holistic palliative care treatment plan

  • Develops and implements treatment plan in collaboration with members of the Palliative Care Team,

  • Collaborates, as needed, with patient’s primary physician, consulting physicians and other health care team members in developing realistic treatment goals.

  • Communicates effectively with patients and families for understanding of diagnosis, prognosis, and plan of care


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work

  • 3 years experience in Inpatient, Outpatient, or home-based Social work

  • Demonstrated evidence of experience in palliative care settings, such as hospice, i.e., ability to:

  • Provide and model interdisciplinary palliative assessment and management of physical, psychosocial and spiritual symptoms during aggressive treatment and end of life care.

  • Work independently as well as collaboratively on a small interdisciplinary team

  • Current licensure as a Social Worker in the state of Washington

  • Current Healthcare Provider CPR certification

  • Valid Washington State driver’s license and access to daily use of an insured, reliable vehicle or an alternate ability to travel to sites

  • Proof of current auto insurance.

Preferred qualification for this position include:

  • Working knowledge of research techniques, data collection, and policy, program and curriculum development

  • Experience with quality improvement methodology

  • LCSW or equivalent

About the ministry you will serve.

Providence Hospice of Seattle is a not-for-profit, community-based hospice ministry serving patients in their places of residence throughout King County in Washington state. We provide comprehensive and compassionate physical, emotional, and spiritual care to adults and children nearing the end of their lives, including support for their families and friends. Our skilled and compassionate team includes nurses, medical social workers, home health aides, chaplains, occupational/physical therapists, medical directors, grief support counselors and volunteers.

For information on our comprehensive range of benefits, visit:

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Social Work

Location: Washington-Everett

Req ID: 280134