palliative care and hospice social worker resume example with 14+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Professional Summary
Licensed Clinical Social Worker with seven years of direct palliative and hospice care experience and 12 years in the Colorado long term care system working with chronically and terminally ill individuals
Work History
Palliative Care and Hospice Social Worker, Current - Current
Amita Health Johnson City, NY,
  • Provide counseling and direct clinical and medical psychosocial support for individuals affected by chronic or terminal illness
  • Provide psychosocial education, mediation, and crisis intervention for patients and family caregivers
  • Coordinate care and provide patient advocacy by drawing on in-depth knowledge of community, state, and federal resources
  • Utilize case management skills involving an active caseload of palliative and hospice patients, and complete patient-centered, strengths-based, individualized assessments and care planning
  • Participate and actively collaborate in interdisciplinary team meetings
Social Worker and Agency Social Worker Liaison, Current - Current
The Denver Hospice City, STATE,
  • As Social Worker Agency Liaison served as educator and mentor facilitating quarterly, mandated in-services and meeting social worker education requirements for over 30 social workers
  • Provided anticipatory and grief counseling to patients and families affected by chronic and life-limiting illness
  • Worked collaboratively as part of an interdisciplinary team on creating and maintaining patient care and treatment plans
  • Provided individualized and culturally-competent education to patients and caregivers about palliative and hospice care philosophy, and symptom management strategies
  • Trained in managerial responsibilities and duties to assist during periods of manager's absence
Director of Social Services, Current - Current
St. Andrew's Village City, STATE,
  • Designed and implemented all aspects of the facility's social services department required for initial Medicare certification and facility operation
  • Effectively advocated for residents' rights and needs by utilizing a unique combination of empathy for residents and their families, counseling skills, and knowledge of the nursing home industry
  • As sole social worker performed all social worker functions for this 58-bed, long term and sub-acute facility (including but not limited to therapeutic services, resident-specific care planning, mental health evaluations and treatment planning, psychotropic medication reviews, and behavior management programs)
  • Utilized in-depth knowledge of Medicare and Medicaid programs to aid residents and their families understand and access available benefits
  • Worked closely with community resources including palliative care and hospice and mental health centers
  • Represented the department in four Colorado State Department of Health surveys. Department was deficiency free in all four surveys
Doctorate of Psychology: Health and Wellness, Expected in Current
University of the Rockies - Denver,
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Master of Social Work: Social Work, Expected in 2000
University of Denver - Denver,
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Bachelor of Arts: Psychology, Expected in 1997
University of Colorado - Denver,
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School Attended

  • University of the Rockies
  • University of Denver
  • University of Colorado

Job Titles Held:

  • Palliative Care and Hospice Social Worker
  • Social Worker and Agency Social Worker Liaison
  • Director of Social Services


  • Doctorate of Psychology
  • Master of Social Work
  • Bachelor of Arts

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