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Providence Health & Services Social Worker MSW - Hospice in Tukwila, Washington


Providence is calling a Social Worker (MSW) (Hospice, Day Shift, 1.0 FTE) to Providence Hospice of Seattle in Tukwila, Washington.

Hospice caregivers will tell you what a privilege it is to care for patients and their families at the end of their lives. We get to see people where they reside and focus on their goals and improving the quality of their lives. If you are interested in a rewarding career, Providence Hospice might be the opportunity you are looking for! We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

The territory for this position will include North Seattle, Shoreline, and Lake Forest Park (zip codes of 98155, 98133, and 98177).

In this position you will:

  • Assess initially and on ongoing basis the needs of terminally ill hospice patients and families, addressing psychosocial issues.

  • Develop and implement a plan of care in collaboration with the Hospice Interdisciplinary Group (IDG).

  • Appropriately collaborate with Hospice Interdisciplinary Group (IDG), including attending physician, to create and update the plan of care and to optimize the care provided to patient and family.

  • Assess, on an ongoing basis, appropriateness of Hospice services for each patient/eligibility for continuing Hospice services. Coordinate with physician, Hospice Interdisciplinary Group (IDG), patient, family, and others when a patient’s discharge from hospice is indicated.

  • Plan Hospice Social Worker interventions as part of Hospice Interdisciplinary Group (IDG) care plan, anticipate expected changes and maximize quality of life. Collaborate with Hospice Interdisciplinary Group (IDG) members, including bereavement, and coordinate appropriately with community resources.

  • Evaluate and document patient/family response to interventions, revising care plan appropriately.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) from an accredited School of Social Work

  • Current Social Work Certification or License through Washington State Department of Health

  • Current Healthcare Provider Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification

  • Current Washington State Driver's license and automobile insurance

  • 1 year of Post-Masters work experience in a health care setting

  • 1 year prior internship experience in a Providence Health System hospice or palliative care setting may be substituted for the required one year post-Masters work in a health care setting

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • 1 years of experience in a health care setting

About the ministry you will serve.

Providence Hospice of Seattle is a not-for-profit, community-based hospice ministry serving patients in their places of residence throughout King County in Washington state. We provide comprehensive and compassionate physical, emotional, and spiritual care to adults and children nearing the end of their lives, including support for their families and friends. Our skilled and compassionate team includes nurses, medical social workers, home health aides, chaplains, occupational/physical therapists, medical directors, grief support counselors and volunteers.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Social Work

Location: Washington-Tukwila

Req ID: 238282