Job Information

Providence Social Worker LCSW (Palliative Care) Alaska, Anchorage in Anchorage, Alaska


The Providence Alaska Medical Group palliative care department, serving patients in both the inpatient (Providence Alaska Medical Center) and community setting, is seeking a master’s prepared Social Worker to join our clinical team. Under general supervision the role of Social Worker is to assist in our compassionate person-centered care of patients and families facing serious illness in support of their quality of life, comfort and decision making (goals of care and advance care planning.)

Provides grief counseling, goals of care counseling, and patient/family psychosocial support for both inpatient and outpatient, individual, couples, group and/or family services to improve or maintain the social, emotional, functional, and physical health status of the client. Works in collaboration with client and/or family, physician, other staff and other community services to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate appropriate treatment.

Job responsibilities are as followed below:

Perform psycho-social-spiritual assessments of patient’s facing serious illness, assist in Advance Care Planning and end-of-life decision making.

Perform “Serious Illness Conversations, provide grief and bereavement counseling and aid in connecting patients and families to community resources.

Biopsychosocial assessment: Past/current health conditions, family structure, roles, patterns/styles of communication and decision making, developmental issues, spirituality/faith, cultural values/beliefs, social supports, past, experiences with death, loss, debility.

Serious Illness Conversations: Understanding, goals, hopes, worries/review of goals

Disease specific Advanced Care Planning: Education and completion of POLST and Advanced Directives, EOL planning/education – grief / Bereavement support -risks for complicated grief.

Required qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Social Work.

  • Alaska Clinical Social Worker License upon hire.

  • 2 years experience in providing psychotherapy or similar experience.

Our best-in-class benefits are uniquely designed to support you and your family in staying well, growing professionally and achieving financial security. We take care of you, so you can focus on delivering our Mission of caring for everyone, especially the most vulnerable in our communities.

About Providence

At Providence, our strength lies in Our Promise of “Know me, care for me, ease my way.” Working at our family of organizations means that regardless of your role, we’ll walk alongside you in your career, supporting you so you can support others. We provide best-in-class benefits and we foster an inclusive workplace where diversity is valued, and everyone is essential, heard and respected. Together, our 120,000 caregivers (all employees) serve in over 50 hospitals, over 1,000 clinics and a full range of health and social services across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. As a comprehensive health care organization, we are serving more people, advancing best practices and continuing our more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable.

The amounts listed are the base pay range; additional compensation may be available for this role, such as shift differentials, standby/on-call, overtime, premiums, extra shift incentives, or bonus opportunities.

Check out our benefits page for more information about our Benefits and Rewards.

About the Team

Providence Physician Enterprise (PE) is a service line within Providence serving patients across seven states with quality, compassionate, coordinated care. Collectively, our medical groups and affiliate practices are the third largest group in the country with over 11,000 providers, 900 clinics and 30,000 caregivers.

PE is comprised of Providence Medical Group in Alaska, Washington, Montana and Oregon; Swedish Medical Group in Washington’s greater Puget Sound area, Pacific Medical Centers in western Washington; Kadlec in southeast Washington; Providence’s St. John’s Medical Foundation in Southern California; Providence Medical Institute in Southern California; Providence Facey Medical Foundation in Southern California; Providence Medical Foundation in Northern and Southern California; and Covenant Medical Group and Covenant Health Partners in west Texas and eastern New Mexico.

We are committed to the principle that every workforce member has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination and harassment.

We are committed to cultural diversity and equal employment for all individuals. It is our policy to recruit, hire, promote, compensate, transfer, train, retain, terminate, and make all other employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), national origin (including certain language use restrictions), ancestry, disability (mental and physical including HIV and AIDS), medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, marital status, age, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, and military and veteran status or any other applicable legally protected status. We will also provide reasonable accommodation to known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified caregiver or applicant for employment, unless the accommodation would impose undue hardship on the operation of our business.

We are a community where all people, regardless of differences, are welcome, secure, and valued. We value respect, appreciation, collaboration, diversity, and a shared commitment to serving our communities. We expect that all workforce members in our community will act in ways which reflect a commitment to and accountability for, racial and social justice and equality in the workplace. As such, we will maintain a workplace free of discrimination and harassment based on any applicable legally protected status. We also expect that all workforce members will maintain a positive workplace free from any unacceptable conduct which creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment.

Requsition ID: 153729
Company: Providence Jobs
Job Category: Social Services
Job Function: Clinical Care
Job Schedule: Full time
Job Shift: Day
Career Track: Clinical Professional
Department: 1014 AK PMG MAT FETAL MED
Address: AK Anchorage 3200 Providence Dr
Pay Range: $38.18 - $61.66
The amounts listed are the base pay range; additional compensation may be available for this role, such as shift differentials, standby/on-call, overtime, premiums, extra shift incentives, or bonus opportunities.
Check out our benefits page for more information about our Benefits and Rewards.

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.