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Palliative Care Consultant

Seattle Childrens Hospital

This is a Full-time position in Seattle, WA posted February 2, 2021.

Overview:

We are looking for someone experienced in palliative care to join our team and fill a Palliantive Care Consultant position here at Seattle Children’s. This is a Monday – Friday position, 0. 8 FTE (32 hours per week).

This position works with our Palliative Care team, providing support to children and their families that are facing a potentially life limiting situation. Our team works closely with providers, nurse practitioners, social workers, Child Life and spiritual care to develop goals of care, and provide social and emotional support.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provides social, emotional, spiritual and logistical care for the child with a potentially life limiting illness and his/her family.
  • Provides multidisciplinary clinical collaboration for the Palliative Care (PC), Seattle Children’s health providers, and community health providers.
  • Works collaboratively with PC team members to develop program goals, processes, services and quality improvement indicators and projects.
  • Provides education and training in the philosophy and elements of palliative care to Seattle Children’s and external health professionals.
  • Works in collaboration with PC medical providers to integrate the services of community palliative care and hospice providers with the PC service in support of care coordination and continuity for patients and families.

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Requirements

Required Education/Experience: – Bachelors degree in Nursing, or Master’s Degree in Social Work from a school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and State of Washington, or Master’s in Divinity or equivalent/Ecclesiastical endorsements for pastoral and spiritual care ministry. – Minimum 2-4 years clinical experience – Acute care experience in a hospital or community setting – Pediatric experience. Required Credentials: – Current State of Washington RN License, or currently licensed in Washington State as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) or a Licensed Social Work Associate Independent Clinical (LSWAIC) or Board Certified Chaplain (BCC) by a processional organization (i.e. NACC, APC, NAJC, etc.). Preferred: – Multidisciplinary team experience. – Clinical background working with children with life limiting illness – Experience and understanding of community resources and pediatric tertiary care center – Palliative care or hospital experience – Demonstrated knowledge and experience in crisis intervention with children/families

Our Commitment to Diversity

Our community welcomes diverse experiences, backgrounds, and thoughts as this is what drives our spirit of inquiry and allows us to better connect with our increasingly diverse patients and families. Our organization recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

The people who work at Seattle Children’s are members of a community that seeks to respect and celebrate all the qualities that make each of us unique. Each of us is empowered to be ourselves within this community, which cultivates and promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels.

Seattle Children’s is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Workplace and Affirmative Action Employer.

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