Catholic Health Initiatives Social Worker- Hospice- MSW in UNIVERSITY PLACE, Washington

Social Worker- Hospice- MSW


CHI Franciscan Health has exciting and rewarding careers with competitive salaries and benefits. We are a family of hospitals, health care services, and medical providers delivering compassionate care to people throughout the South Puget Sound. We are part of Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the largest not-for-profit health care systems in the country. Our mission is to deliver high quality care that meets our patients' medical needs while providing emotional and spiritual support to patients and their families. We believe this three-part approach — physical, emotional, and spiritual — is essential to healing the whole person. Come join our team!

Job Summary:

As a member of a multi-disciplinary team, responsible for assessing and providing support and intervention for the social and emotional needs of patients and their families to promote continuity of care and services. Work involves professional activities such as psycho-social assessment, mental health evaluation and referral, crisis intervention, environmental assistance, patient advocacy, after-care planning and others of similar scope and complexity, depending on the assigned work unit.

This job exists in multiple locations, assignments may include coverage at multiple locations and settings, and while there may be minor differences in job content, they are not significant for classification purposes. Overall, the nature of the work and job requirements are consistent between locations.

Essential Duties:

  • Performs assessment, evaluation and referrals, focusing on the psychosocial needs of the patient and family; facilitates family conferences as appropriate. Identifies and communicates social, emotional and patient/family stressors to members of the care team as it relates to patient’s problems and plan of care.

  • Plans and coordinates interventions, provides counseling services based on specific department standards, identifies and facilitates safe discharge planning along the continuum, communicates plan to interdisciplinary patient care team and evaluates effectiveness of interventions for identified patients and families.

  • Advocates on behalf of patients and caregivers for service access, and for safety and rights including victims of domestic violence or sexual assault. Promotes safety, quality and appropriate resource utilization.

  • Ensures compliance with state reporting requirements and appropriate documentation as identified by department policy and regulatory requirements/agencies. Provides consultation to staff and physicians regarding reporting requirements.

  • Provides consultation and guidance to staff and physicians about patient psychosocial issues and needs.

  • Adheres to and exhibits CHI Franciscan Health’s Core Values of Reverence, Integrity, Compassion and Excellence.

  • Performs related duties as required.

Education & Work Experience Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work required;

  • Two years recent related work experience in the past three years.


Licensure & Certification:

  • Current Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)

  • Current Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

  • Current Licensed Advanced Social Worker (LASW)

  • Current Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)

  • Or

  • Eligible for Agency Affiliated Counselor which must be obtained prior to date of hire

Job Social Services


Daily Schedule Day Shift

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 64

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2017-R0120701