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Yale New Haven Health (YNHHS), the largest and most comprehensive healthcare system in Connecticut, is recognized for advanced clinical care, quality, service, cost effectiveness and commitment to improving the health status of the communities it serves. YNHHS includes five hospitals \u2013 Bridgeport, Greenwich, Lawrence + Memorial, Westerly and Yale New Haven Hospitals, several specialty networks and Northeast Medical Group, a physician-led, non-profit medical foundation with several hundred community-based and hospital-employed physicians.
Join our growing Palliative Care service in Southwestern Connecticut.
This position will provide social work services for patients with serious illness in conjunction with our inpatient Palliative Care Team. You will join a respected Palliative Care service line with full interdisciplinary team support, including physician, APRN, and chaplain, as well additional disciplines as needed. The team sees approximately 800 consults per year and provides patient and family centered care for those facing serious illness.
This Part Time (0.8 FTE) LMSW role will include: Perform intake and follow up social work assessments for hospitalized patients and families Interventions for select patients and families based on needs identified Assistance with coordination of social services as needed for patients, including applications and referrals for community based resources. Bereavement screening and coordination with palliative LCSW and geriatric LCSW in the bereavement program Education of patients and families about goals of care and advanced care planning, including assistance with document completion. Maintain effective communication with all disciplines of the health care team including the palliative care core interdisciplinary team.
The Section of Palliative Medicine works in close collaboration with a large Section of Geriatric Medicine, including a Geriatric and Palliative Care LCSW (outpatient) and Palliative Care LCSW (clinic based). The section provides education to residents, fellows, nursing students, and social work students from many surrounding institutions including Yale. This team was recently recognized for the 2018 Empathy Amplified Award from the Cleveland Clinic for innovative programs and highly empathetic patient/family centered care.
Master's Degree in Social Work.
Minimum of two years experience in health care setting preferred.
LMSW is required upon hire. LMSW hires must be license eligible within 2 years of hire/transfer into this position and have received license within 3 years of hire/transfer into this position.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and talk and/or hear. The employee is also required to sit. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.