Ascension Sacred Heart is a faith-based health system that provides a network of hospitals, outpatient health centers, physician offices, rehabilitation centers and a variety of other health services to communities in South Alabama and across Northwest Florida. The health system includes the 566-bed Ascension Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola and the Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart, the region's only facility specializing in the care of children. Major regional services based in Pensacola also include the Heart and Vascular Institute, the area's leading Stroke Center, a Level II Trauma Center, and a Cancer Center affiliated with MD Anderson Cancer Network. In 2003, Ascension Sacred Heart opened its Emerald Coast hospital, a 76-bed community hospital in Walton County, near Destin, Fla. Ascension Sacred Heart also includes a 75-bed hospital in Panama City where services include a Level II trauma center and advanced cardiovascular care, as well as a 19-bed community hospital in Port St. Joe, FL, that serves Gulf and Franklin counties.
Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, especially to those most in need. In FY2018, Ascension provided nearly $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs.
What You Will Do
As an associate with Sacred Heart Health System-FL, you will have the opportunity to coordinate social work services for the palliative care consultation service.
Conducts psychosocial assessments of patients and family members and provides appropriate services including facilitation of family meetings, supportive counseling and guidance, education, advocacy, and coordination of hospital and community based social services.
Leads initiatives to improve and develop appropriate care plans for patients with serious illness requiring complex care to ensure continuity and coordination of care across multi-disciplinary providers.
Identifies barriers to effective palliative care including service lines and clinics needing enhanced palliative care services, and formulates strategies to address and overcome barriers.
Provides clinical consultation, guidance and debriefing to interdisciplinary care teams dealing with challenging clinical cases. Identifies providers at risk for compassion fatigue; develops and implements self-care strategies.
What You Will Need
One or more of the following:
Social Worker credentialed from the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.
High school diploma/GED with 2 years of experience, or Associate's degree, or Bachelor's degree required
3 years of experience preferred.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Sacred Heart Health System is an equal opportunity employer.
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