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|Job Title:||Social Worker - Palliative Medicine Service|
|Company Name:||Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula|
|Employment Type:||Part Time (benefited)|
|Location:||MONTEREY, CA, United States|
|Shift Hours/ Days:||4 days per week|
|Shift Details:||Prefer M-F, 6.5hrs per day, work every 3rd weekened|
|Date Posted:||Apr 30, 2013|
|Facility / Location:||Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula|
|Note: Please read the complete description below before applying for this job.|
The Palliative Medicine Service Social Worker reports to the Director of Nursing Support Services. (S)he is provides clinical and administrative support regarding psychosocial patient/family needs to the palliative medicine service team and the coordinator while maintaining an interdisciplinary approach and collaboration of patient-centered care. Social work services include assisting patients and their families in understanding and coping with the emotional and social problems affecting their health status. This person sustains adherence to the Joint Commission Certification requirements for Palliative Care. (S)he will work in an independent and interdependent relationship with members of the palliative medicine service team. Assists with patient support programs, materials, and promotes community awareness and education. (S)he analyzes new knowledge gained from conferences, workshops, professional literature, or "hands-on training" and assimilates this knowledge into clinical practice as appropriate. (S)he also maintains social worker competencies by possessing the skills and knowledge to competently provide appropriate patient care.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Weekend and/or Holiday Rotation may be required.