PALLIATIVE CARE SOCIAL WORKER (CASUAL) - Immediate Opening

شرکت: Northern Health
نوع شغل: Other
Position Summary
In accordance with established vision and values of the organization, the Palliative Care Social Worker provides comprehensive assessment, care planning and treatment coordination for designated clients and their families, based on a sound understanding of the role as it pertains to palliative care. Working collaboratively with other health care providers and the multidisciplinary team, the Palliative Care Social Worker provides direct psychosocial care, counselling and group work, system navigation and advocacy, education and linkage to relevant specialized complex care resource, and counselling, grief, loss, and bereavement support. The Palliative Care Social Worker demonstrates and articulates the hospice philosophy, and actively contributes as a member of the inter-disciplinary team across services including initial assessments and ongoing care for patients and families. Qualifications
-Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from an accredited university
-Two (2) years recent related experience in a healthcare setting working in a palliative care, or grief counsellor setting or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
-Current registration with the British Columbia College of Social Workers.
-Current valid BC driver's license.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
-Assessment and Treatment: Demonstrated ability to complete initial and ongoing client assessments (clinical and diagnostic reasoning) through appropriate/prescribed technical, therapeutic, safety type interventions.
-Teaching: Ability to teach clients and others both one-on-one and in groups.
-Knowledge Integration: Integrates best practice and current research evidence to support professional practice decisions and actions.
-Communication: Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with clients, families, the public, medical staff and members of the interdisciplinary team using verbal, written, computer communication means. Ability to effectively apply conflict resolution skills.
-Critical Thinking: Demonstrated ability to integrate and evaluate pertinent data (from multiple sources) to problem-solve and make decisions effectively. Applies the problem solving process demonstrating critical thinking and decision making skills using a systems approach.
-Human Caring and Relationship Centered Practice: Ability to promote client-focused care that demonstrates care for and with clients and significant others, sensitivity to diverse cultures and preferences, client advocacy and social justice concerns.
-Management: Demonstrated ability to organize work, set objectives and establish priorities. Manages time and resources, implements activities to promote cooperation among the interdisciplinary team and collaborates across disciplines.
-Leadership: Promotes staff morale, engagement and empowerment. Demonstrates creative planning for change and innovation, implementation of NH policies or other protocols, and ongoing professional development of self and others.
-Teamwork: Demonstrated ability to foster teamwork and a commitment to excellence in the provision of client care.
-Equipment: Demonstrated computer skills including the use of Meditech and Windows based programs. Demonstrated data analysis skills including appropriate data analysis and reporting tools. Demonstrated ability in the use of e-mail and word processing. Ability to operate other related equipment as required in the specific practice area.
-Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

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