Licensed Palliative Care Counselor

Roanoke, VA, US, 24014

Job Summary

Be at your best with an organization that equips you to do so.  Whose people unite in making lives better. At Carilion Clinic, we help communities stay healthy and our region grow stronger through compassionate care, medical education and research, and neighborhood outreach. As part of our team you can expect professional stability, strong technological resources, and the advancement potential of a regional leader.


Based in Roanoke, VA, we are an award-winning, community-based network of hospitals, primary and specialty physician practices, and affiliations with prestigious academic medical institutions. Explore how joining a regional leader can enhance your ability to learn, grow, and succeed.

Provides psych-social support to Palliative Care patients through the Palliative Care services consult team. Applies knowledge of psycho-social care in support of hospital quality improvement initiatives.   Responsible for psychosocial assessment of patient and families; referrals to outside counseling agencies as appropriate; making recommendations to staff nurses and physicians on the plan of care, and assistance with obtaining information to help support patients and families with serious or life-limiting illnesses. Works with nurses, physicians, and other disciplines to ensure patient’s goals are being followed.  Provides counseling for patients and families as needed.  Provides education on palliative care and end-of-life issues to staff, physicians, patients and families.  Documents an assessment and makes recommendations per protocol. Coordinates and oversees the bereavement program with the help of clerical support.  Supports Carilion’s hallmarks of service excellence and quality for all job responsibilities.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Master’s degree in family therapy, counseling, social work or related discipline required.


Experience: Provides support and/or supervision, appropriate to licensure and scope, to masters and undergraduate level interns and other administrative functions which may include new staff orientation and training, coordination of ongoing Palliative Care Specialist education.


Licensure, certification, and/or registration: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW);  OR MSW with expectation of obtaining ACHP-SW within 2 years of employment; OR Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).


Other Minimum Qualifications: Must successfully complete orientation and competency validation for position.  Demonstrates critical thinking and creative problem solving skills to move patients effectively and efficiently through the continuum of care.  Ability and willingness to work as an integral member of a multi skilled team. 


Our Values

Below are our core values that we strive to embody and expect of all our team members:

CommUNITY:  Working in unison to serve our community, our Carilion family and our loved ones.

Courage:  Doing what’s right for our patients without question.

Commitment:  Unwavering in our quest for exceptional quality and service.

Compassion:  Putting heart into everything we do.

Curiosity:  Fostering creativity and innovation in our pursuit of excellence.



Requisition Number: 24581 
Employment Status: Full time 
Location: CRMH - Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital 
Shift: Day 
Shift Details: Variable hours to meet patient needs
Recruiter: EVA L LIPSCOMB 
Recruiter Phone: 540-983-4082 
Recruiter Email: 


As a not-for-profit organization, we pride ourselves on investing in our employees and the communities we serve. 

Our employees strive to provide quality care in serving over 1 million residents in Virginia while living and growing their careers in the country's most livable cities and towns. 

Headquartered in Roanoke, Va., Carilion Clinic is a robust system of small and large 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.

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

Carilion Clinic is a drug-free workplace.


Posting Notes:

Nearest Major Market: Roanoke

Job Segment: Counseling, Neurology, Orthopedic, Medical, Hospice, Healthcare

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