Clinical Social Worker - Palliative Care

Bridgeport, CT
May 14, 2019

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LICENSED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER
PART TIME - 24 HOURS PER WEEK
PALLIATIVE CARE SERVICES
PARK AVENUE MEDICAL CENTER, TRUMBULL, CT


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 in our brand new oncology focused outpatient clinic. You will join a respected Palliative Care service line as we grow to support our patient and family needs in the ambulatory setting. The new outpatient clinic has full interdisciplinary team support, including physician, RN care coordinator, chaplain, and practice supervisor.

This Part Time (0.6 FTE) LCSW role will include:
\u2022 Perform intake and follow up social work assessments for clinic patients and families
\u2022 Individual therapy for select patients and families based on needs identified
\u2022 Assistance with coordination of social services as needed for patients, including applications and referrals for community based resources.
\u2022 Bereavement screening and coordination with inpatient social worker and geriatric LCSW in the bereavement program.
\u2022 Education of patients and families about goals of care and advanced care planning, including assistance with document completion.

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 MSW (inpatient). 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
Located in the beautiful New England setting of New Haven and Fairfield Counties, the area boasts wonderful family oriented residential communities with excellent school systems. There is quick access to New York City and Boston with fabulous cultural opportunities, theater, orchestra, museums and restaurants.

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values-integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.
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Job Info

Job: 7119

Department: Palliative Care Program
Category: Behav Hlt/soc Work
Status: Part Time With Benefits
Shift: DAYS
Hours: 24.00

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