Licensed Social Worker - Palliative Care
Location: Boston area (Kenmore),
Job Description: Boston area, Massachusetts (Kenmore)
Atrius Health is the Northeast’s largest nonprofit independent multi-specialty medical group.
Our medical practices (Dedham Medical Associates, Granite Medical Group, Harvard Vanguard
Medical Associates, PMG), have more than 35 specialties and 750 physicians, who work
together with the home health and hospice services of its VNA Care subsidiary, to deliver
an effective system of connected care for more than 675,000 adult and pediatric patients in
Eastern and Central Massachusetts. We hold every member of our team to a high standard of
Atrius Health is a growing multispecialty, ambulatory group practice has an opening for a
Palliative Care Social Worker this opening is based in our Kenmore practice.
Licensed Social Worker (LSW), Preferably a Licensed Independent Clinical
Social Worker (LICSW)
Skills and Experience:
Possesses specialized skills to assist in the care of patients with a serious illness and works
collaboratively as part of the Palliative Care Team. Preferably a licensed Independent Clinical
Social Worker (LICSW), must be a Licensed Social Worker (LSW).
The applicant must be able to perform psychosocial assessments, provide supportive
counseling, and perform case management functions. Must have five years’ experience,
including two years working in palliative care or in end of life care setting such as hospice,
inpatient, or other appropriate environments. Must be able to work independently, as well as
cooperatively as a key member of a clinical team.
Performs psychosocial assessment of patients with a serious illness, which may include latestage
Provides supportive counseling to patient and families, and provides medical crisis counseling.
Participates in facility discharge planning and long-term planning, and provides necessary
preparation for home care to patients and families.
Coordinates and facilitates family meetings as necessary.
Collaborates with palliative care physicians, nurse practitioners, the chaplain, case management
and behavioral health partners for patient focused care.
Contributes to the development of bereavement care plans and provides follow-up as
Assists families, clinicians, and staff in understanding significant social and emotional factors
related to end of life care, as well as related insurance issues.
Provides expertise in clinical issues related to seriously ill patients and families including
advance care directives, guardianship etc.
Visits patients and families at practice sites, at home, and in acute/extended care facilities or
hospice settings as appropriate. Provides continuity of care by exchanging information with
other health care providers and social agencies as needed.
Identifies staff education needs and provides in-service programs and training as appropriate.
Performs other duties as assigned.
This is a 32 hour/week position with excellent compensation and benefits package.
Atrius Health / Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination
and equal employment opportunity. All patients, employees, applicants, and
other constituents of Harvard Vanguard will be treated with respect and dignity regardless of
race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, veteran status, marital/domestic partner
status, parental status, sexual orientation and gender identity and/or expression, or other
dimensions of diversity.
Benefits Include: - 10 paid holidays - Up to 8% company retirement contribution
- Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) - Paid professional development
For more information or to apply, visit us at www.atriushealth.org or contact:
Corinne Kelton-Pina | Physician & Medical Staff Recruitment
T: 617.559.8054| F: 617.559.8255 Email: [email protected]