Why Join the Department of Social Work Pediatric Palliative Care team?
As a member of the palliative care team, you will assume leadership for educating, coordinating and assisting patients and families in identifying appropriate resources to address psychosocial barriers to care. The population consists of complex pediatric patients referred to the Palliative Care team for ongoing care and care planning.
The Department of Social Work strives to foster an environment of respect, diversity and inclusion; a place where every person feels valued and can thrive.
What Perks and Benefits Can You Look Forward to?
2:1 match on retirement savings
Excellent medical, dental, and vision coverage starting on day one of employment
Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) and paid holidays
Financial support for continuing education and certifications
The Pediatric Palliative Care Social Worker duties include:
Collaboration with interdisciplinary teams, both in the inpatient and outpatient settings within the departments of Social Work, Care Management and the Palliative Care team
Participation in the coordination of care within team, as well as with unit/primary social workers
Experience providing crisis intervention and grief counseling is essential, along with brief interventions to facilitate patient and family participation in appropriate health care decision making
Psychosocial assessments, resource planning, financial/legal issues, coordination with child’s school, and referrals to internal and external providers and community resources
Coordination of hospice and palliative care support inpatient, in clinic and at home; funeral support; grief and bereavement interventions; sibling support assessment; and advanced care planning with families for end-of-life care.
Participation in the development of a cohesive palliative care plan based on the initial assessment and recommendations of all team members
Participation in interdisciplinary team meetings, family meeting and social work team meetings
Liaison regularly with social work staff on primary care teams. Serve on hospital wide committees, such as the Bereavement Committee.
Participation in program development and identifying areas of growth.
A Master's degree in Social Work from a school accredited by the Council of Social Work Education.
A current license to practice social work in the State of Michigan.
LLMSWs may be considered for this position with appropriate experience
Previous experience with medical and mental health social work.
Previous experience with chronic illness and impact on family systems
Previous experience with end of life, bereavement and grief counseling
Skilled in developing rapport and effectively communicating with a diverse patient population.
Efficient, accurate assessment of patient needs and effective case dispositions.
Effective organizational skills, flexibility, self-motivation, the ability to effectively prioritize multiple competing tasks in a dynamic medical clinic.
Independent, sound decision-making is necessary for success in this position.
Effective collaboration with a large multi-disciplinary team.
Proficiency in keeping accurate and timely clinical records by computer.
This is full time, 40 hour/week position. The typical schedule is Monday-Friday with start and end times 8:00-4:30 or 8:30-5:00.
This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate. Advancement through the career ladder at the Expert or Clinical Scholar Level is required for placement in the MSW Senior Classification.
Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.
The University of Michigan Health System improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally. Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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