Clinical Social Worker-Masters- Hospice

Radford, VA, US, 24141

Employment Status:  Full time
Shift:  Day
Facility:  Carilion Clinic Hospice - New River Valley
Requisition Number:  139824

How You’ll Help Transform Healthcare:

Bereavement Focused. Provides information and support to patients and families who experience loss and grief in our community.

Full Time- Hospice in New River Valley.

  • Conducts a complete psychosocial assessment of the patient and family when services are initiated. For hospice, contact is made within 5 days of start of care.
  • Formulates, develops, and implements a comprehensive treatment plan and/or plan of care utilizing appropriate social work interventions that may include short-term individual counseling, community resource planning, crisis intervention, and patient/caregiver education. 
  • Reviews and updates the interdisciplinary team (IDT) plan of care as often as necessary (at least every 14 days for Hospice) and contributes to the medical plan of treatment at recertification.  
  • Achieves documentation standards for quality, timeliness, and confidentiality of medical records in accordance with organizational and departmental defined policies and procedures.  Adheres to established productivity measures or departmental expectations. Ensures orders are in place for services, as necessary. Reports changes in emotional, social, or financial condition of the patient or family to the provider.
  • Maintains an extensive knowledge of benefit plans, regulatory guidelines and resources; acts as a consultant to hospice program staff as indicated; participates in the quality improvement reviews and evaluation of social work services. 
  • Remains current with social work and health care developments; seeks opportunities to enhance job related knowledge. 
  • Delivers or supervises the delivery of social work services to the patient or the patient's family. Provides supervision, teaching and training for students, staff and other disciplines as indicated.   
  • Conducts abuse/neglect screening, suicide intervention, behavioral contracting, financial counseling, discharge planning, and/or guardianship processes as indicated. 
  • Leads advance care planning (ACP) and end of life discussions, assists with ACP document completion where needed. Provides therapeutic interventions to achieve goals of care; establishes and maintains appropriate boundaries with patients/families.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

What We Require:

Education: Master’s Degree from an accredited school of Social Work.

Experience: Minimum of two years social work experience in health care setting preferred.

Other Minimum Qualifications: Effective interpersonal, communication, and team working skills required. Must successfully complete orientation and competency validation for position. Demonstrates advanced knowledge of social work theory and practice: proven expertise as a clinical social worker; crisis intervention skills; critical thinking and creative problem solving. Satisfactory completion of orientation; positive interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; analytical skills; cultural competence; integrity; team player; courteous; ability/willingness to work as an integral member of a multi skilled team.

About Carilion

This is Carilion Clinic ...

An organization where innovation happens, collaboration is expected and ideas are valued. A not-for-profit, mission-driven health system built on progress and partnerships. A courageous team that is always learning, never discouraged and forever curious.

Headquartered in Roanoke, Va., you will find a robust system of award winning hospitals, Level 1 and 3 trauma centers, Level 3 NICU, Institute of Orthopedics and Neurosciences, multi-specialty physician practices, and The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute.

Carilion is where you can make your own path, make new discoveries and, most importantly, make a difference. Here, in a place where the air is clean, people are kind and life is good. Make your tomorrow with us.


Requisition Number: 139824 
Employment Status: Full time 
Location: Carilion Clinic Hospice - New River Valley 
Shift: Day 
Shift Details: 8:00am-4:30pm
Recruiter Email:
For more information, contact the HR Service Center at 1-800-599-2537.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Carilion Clinic is a drug-free workplace.


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What matters to you is important to us—like benefits, rewards, and resources to improve your life. Carilion understands the importance of prioritizing your well-being to help you develop and thrive. When you make your tomorrow with us, we’ll enhance your potential to realize the best in yourself. Below are benefits available to you when you join Carilion:

  • Employer Funded Pension Plan, vested after five years (Voluntary 403B)
  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental, & Vision Benefits
  • Flexible Work Arrangements/Schedules
  • Remote Work Options
  • Paid Time Off (accrued from day one)
  • Onsite fitness studios and discounts to our Carilion Wellness centers
  • Access to our health and wellness app, Virgin Pulse
  • Discounts on childcare
  • Continued education and training

Find more about Carilion Clinic’s benefits by vising our Total Rewards Page.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity
Carilion Clinic is a drug-free workplace.

Nearest Major Market: Blacksburg
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia

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