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Social Worker - Palliative Care
Job ID #: 6534 Location: Clearwater, FL - Mary J. Labyak Community Service Center
Functional Area: Social Worker/Counselor Department: Palliative Care
Division: Empath Community Health Shift: 8am - 5pm
Position Type: Full-Time Regular Education Required: Masters Degree
Experience Required: 1 - 3 Years Relocation Provided:



Empath Health is currently seeking a Palliative Care Social Worker to join our team. If you are compassionate, motivated and interested in making a positive impact in your community, you will find a rewarding career at Empath Health.

The social worker completes a psychosocial assessment of each patient and family and provides medical social work services and case management support to all assigned palliative care patients and their families based on the patient/family need and acceptance of these services. The social worker is responsible to assist the patient/family in reaching the maximum benefit from palliative care services.
 
As a nonprofit, integrated network of care, Empath Health supports anyone facing chronic or advanced illness. We help patients live as comfortably and meaningfully as possible and offer assistance to their families and caregivers along the way. No matter where someone is on their journey, our spectrum of medical and emotional support services provides compassionate care for each and every patient.

Suncoast Hospice, Empath Home Health, and Empath Health Pharmacy are proud to be accredited by the Joint Commission showing our commitment to quality.

Mission: Through every step of every journey, we offer compassion through extraordinary care, hope through innovative services and inspiration through endless encouragement.

Vision: To be the leader in life-changing health care.



• Education and/or Experience:  
Has a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from a school of Social Work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, has at least one year of social work experience in a healthcare setting (the one-year Masters level internship would meet this requirement) and has a current Florida license or is registered with the State of Florida as a Registered Intern actively working on licensure
• Licensure:
o LCSW or registered social work intern licensed eligible   
o Valid Florida State Driver’s License
o Valid CPR certification from the American Red Cross or American Heart Association
• Continuing Education:  As required for licensure
• The ability to type 25 wpm is highly preferred. Must receive a passing grade on a pre-employment computer literacy evaluation
• For field-based positions, employees must have reliable transportation which will enable them to perform tasks and responsibilities in a timely and appropriate fashion.  Must provide proof of valid automobile insurance, a copy of which will be placed in the employee’s HR file

Empath Health wants your career to be as rewarding as possible. We provide our employees with numerous opportunities for growth, education and advancement. We offer competitive salaries, an excellent benefits package and peace of mind.

Other benefits include:

• Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
• Group Term Life and AD&D Insurance
• Voluntary term life insurance
• Short-term and long-term disability
• 29 Days Paid Time Off annually
• Flexible spending accounts
• Retirement savings plan with employer match
• Mileage reimbursement
• Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
• Employee Recognition Programs
• Tuition reimbursement
• Much more!

Empath Health values diversity as it strengthens our community and care. We embrace the diversity of cultures, thoughts, beliefs and traditions of our employees, volunteers and people we are honored to serve across our network. Our diverse staff reflects our community and each day, we work to be respectful, sensitive and competent with each other and those in our care. In every journey, we are dedicated to achieving comfort, dignity and exceptional care. Those of all backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to apply with us or seek our care and services.

Our commitment to patient, client, staff and volunteer safety is a cornerstone of a High Reliability Organization with a focus on zero harm. Participation in the seasonal influenza program is a condition of employment and a requirement for all Empath Health employees.

Drug & Tobacco Free Workplace.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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