Providence Health & Services Clinical Social Worker MSW - Outpatient Palliative Care in Torrance, California


Providence is calling a Full Time, Day Shift Clinical Social Worker to Providence TrinityCare based in Torrance, CA.

This position provides community-based palliative care to the aging Japanese population in the LA and South Bay areas.

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In this position you will:

  • Participate in theactivities of the interdisciplinary Palliative Care Team; and in thedevelopment and review of appropriate protocols, facilitates formal andinformal meetings regarding patient and family communication and decisionmaking processes that support appropriate referral and consistent care, worksin collaboration with physicians, hospital,home health and hospice health care teams to provide Palliative Care services inpatient, out-patient and in home settings to seriously ill patients and theirfamilies.

  • Engage inindependent decision-making about psychosocial needs, provides psychosocialservices to individuals and their families, and provides formal and informalmeetings regarding patient and family communication and decision making.

  • Obtain a psychosocial history,including chart review and informationgathered from the patient and family, and conducts psychosocial palliative careneeds assessments.

  • Provide direct patient care as well asconsultative services to assure the delivery of state-of- the-art palliativecare. In addition to these clinical duties, the Palliative Care MSW isresponsible for contributing social work expertise to staff education, datacollection, and quality improvement activities as they relate to inpatient,outpatient and home palliative services.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Graduate of a Master’s program in social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

  • Minimum 3-year’s of inpatient, outpatient, or home-based social work experience.

  • Demonstrates evidence of experience in palliative care settings, such as hospice.

  • Demonstrates good verbal and written communication skills and organization skills.

  • Bilingual in English/Japanese

  • Demonstrates knowledge of the psychosocial aspects of disease progression in the aging Japanese community

  • Working knowledge of computer applications, such as Microsoft Office

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Advanced training in palliative care and geriatric social work

  • LSCW

  • Demonstrates working knowledge of computer applications, i.e. Microsoft Office and e-mail.

About the hospice you will serve.

Providence TrinityCare, established in 1977, is the oldest and largest non-profit hospice in Southern California and the first to be licensed by the State of California. Caring for people in Los Angeles and Orange Counties with professional teams. Providence TrinityCare Hospice is Medicare Certified and CHAP (Community Health Accreditation Program) accredited. We also provide the only specialized pediatric hospice service in Los Angeles County.

As the only pediatric hospice in Los Angeles County, Providence TrinityKids Care understands the impact a seriously ill child can have on the life of a family. A specialized division of TrinityCare, TrinityKids Care helps children with life-limiting illnesses leave the hospital in order to spend as much time as possible at home with their families.

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

Our Mission

As people of Providence, we reveal God's love for all, especially the poor and vulnerable, through our compassionate service.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is the third largest not-for-profit health system in the United States. Providence employs more than 82,000 caregivers (employees) across a five-state area; AK, WA, MT, OR, and CA. Our facilities include 34 hospitals, 600 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and other health and educational services. 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 / Care Management / Counseling

Location: California-Torrance

Other Location(s): California-Burbank

Req ID: 165054