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Social Worker - Palliative Care - Corpus Christi, TX

UnitedHealth Group
Corpus Christi, TX
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772308 Social Worker Palliative Care Corpus Christi TX

Social Worker - Palliative Care - Corpus Christi, TX (772308)

Position Description

For those who want to invent the future of health care, here's your opportunity. We're going beyond basic care to health programs integrated across the entire continuum of care. Join us and help people live healthier lives while doing your life's best work.(sm)


The Palliative Care Social Worker provides psycho-social support to Palliative and Bridges clinic/home based patients.  Working with the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT), the Social Worker assists in facilitating patient-family meetings and assists with the IDT in clarification of the goals of care and the plan of care.  The Social Worker assists in ensuring patient care services are coordinated, using all available company and area resources.  The Social Worker coordinates with the appropriate hospital support departments, Case Management RNs, and Complex Care Nurses to ensure smooth transition into Palliative Care and seamless care throughout the continuum. 


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Complete a social work assessment for patients and their family/caregiver to identify social strengths, needs, and goals as it relates to Palliative Care
  • Assess the patient/family psychosocial status in regard to understanding and acceptance of disease process
  • Assess the need for available resources, such as financial needs, medication and nutritional needs, adaptive equipment, home modification and transportation
  • Attend weekly team meetings to review patient plan of care
  • Assist in patient education where needed
  • Participate in on-going Quality Improvement initiatives
  • Daily availability for the provider and IDT
  • Participate in on-going Quality Improvement initiatives
  • Assist patient with elucidation of Advanced Care Plans
  • Recognize and assess for cultural diversity including communication, role of family members and special traditions when contributing to the patient’s plan of care
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • BSW
  • Licensure and/or certification as required by the state of Texas
  • Knowledge of end-of-life process
  • 3+ years of in-patient, out-patient or home-based social work experience
  • Reliable transportation that will enable you to travel to client and/or patient sites within a designated area
  • This position requires Tuberculosis screening as well as proof of immunity to Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis through lab confirmation of immunity, documented evidence of vaccination, or a doctor’s diagnosis of disease

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MSW
  • Palliative or Hospice experience
  • Knowledge of pain and symptom control
  • Bilingual
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills

Careers with WellMed. Our focus is simple. We're innovators in preventative health care, striving to change the face of health care for seniors. We're impacting 240,000+ lives, primarily Medicare eligible seniors in Texas and Florida, through primary and multi-specialty clinics, and contracted medical management services. We've joined Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of companies, and our mission is to help the sick become well and to help patients understand and control their health in a lifelong effort at wellness. Our providers and staff are selected for their dedication and focus on preventative, proactive care. For you, that means one incredible team and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)


Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.



Job Keywords: Social Worker; BSW; Palliative Care; Corpus Christi, TX

Job Details

  • Contest Number772308
  • Job TitleSocial Worker - Palliative Care - Corpus Christi, TX
  • Job FamilyMedical and Clinical Operations
  • Business SegmentOptumCare

Job Location Information

  • Corpus Christi, TX
    United States
    North America

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelIndividual Contributor
  • ShiftDay Job
  • TravelNo
  • Telecommuter PositionNo
  • Overtime StatusExempt


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