OSF Healthcare Careers

Adult Palliative Care -Social Worker II - OSF006731

Hours per week: 40
Status (Benefits): Full-Time
Work Schedule: 5-8 hour shifys M-F (8a-4:30p)
Location: 530 NE Glen Oak Ave, Peoria, IL, United States

530 NE Glen Oak Ave, Peoria, IL, United States

Job Description


The incumbent is a member of an interdisciplinary team and reports to the Director of the Palliative Care Department. Provides clinical counseling, critical psycho-social support to palliative care patients through the Palliative Care Services consult team. Responsible for the provision of psychological services to patient and their family effected by chronic and/or life-limiting conditions. Conducts appropriate assessment of patient and family mental health needs. Provides consultation to health care professionals regarding the impact of psycho-social factors on patients’ illness and conducts in-services for hospital staff to foster holistic care of patient and families. Provides education and supportive services to healthcare team members related to stress, grief and loss, including the Palliative Care team.” Develop bereavement materials and facilitate the bereavement process for patients and their families in conjunction with existing and developing programs.




  • The job incumbent is required to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care that is appropriate to the age of the patients served.  This requires that the incumbent demonstrates knowledge of the physical, emotional, and psychosocial needs of the seriously ill population and their families that would normally be attained through a master’s degree in counseling, Social Work or related field with required of Licensure as a Professional Counselor or Social Worker.

  • Knowledge of counseling theories, therapies and techniques of casework processes, and principles of public welfare as normally acquired through completion of a master's degree in counseling or other closely related field.

  • Approximately two or more years progressively more responsibility in related work experience necessary in order to gain full knowledge of palliative care or related care and outside agencies in relation to illness, disability, and death.

  • Interpersonal skills necessary in order to interact effectively with Medical Center and outside agency health care professionals, with patients and families often during periods of stress, and to act as resource person for other Medical Center personnel.

  • Analytical skills necessary to assess patients' needs, develop advanced treatment and discharge planning programs, and provide effective counseling.





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