The Palliative Care Social Worker provides psychosocial support and intervention to palliative care patients and families through the palliative care consult service at the University of Kentucky Hospital. This position will provide skilled assessment and interventions for patient/family/caregivers (PFC) with chronic, complex and/or life-threatening conditions. The person selected for this position will be responsible for individual and/or family group therapy as well as bereavement counseling.
The ideal candidate will possess counseling education, didactic and practical teaching experience.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
Required License/Registration/Certification :
LCSW at time of hire, APHSW-C certification within two years of hire date
MSW plus 3 years of social work experience.
University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.