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Texas Health Resources Social Worker Palliative - As Needed Days - Plano in Plano, Texas

Texas Health Physicians Group seeks to hire a Social Worker to work As Needed Days with the Palliative Care Department at Texas Health Plano.

The address is 6200 West Parker Road, Plano, TX 75093

Salary range is Minimum $25.66/hr. to Maximum $39.50/hr. – based on relevant experience.

Work Schedule:

  • PRN – As Needed

  • Variable Weekdays; 16 Hours per week

Job Summary:

The Palliative Care Social Worker will provide care consistent with National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization standards to patients requiring palliative care services across the THR System.

  • Assess patient/family social and emotional factors in order to estimate their potential to cope with terminal illness and death.

  • Provide psychosocial counseling and support to the patient/family experiencing emotional, social and economic conflict.

  • Assist patient/family and staff in utilizing community resources.

  • Participate in Daily Care Briefings to establish, review and revise the plan of care for each patient, including exchange of information, review of problems, of professional support.

  • Collaborate with clinical and medical staff to improve code status discussions for all admissions.

  • Responsible for maintenance of electronic medical records, ensuring accuracy, completeness and compliance with regulations, certifications standards, ethical standards.

  • Support, instruct and educate the patient and family services.

  • Maintain the dignity of the dying patient.

  • Support the patients and family’s unique spiritual and cultural beliefs.

  • Provide holistic, family-centered care across treatment settings to improve the quality of life.

  • Consult and collaborate with the interdisciplinary team and others involved in the patients care.

  • Participates in the development in implementation of palliative care service line.

  • Leadership in the planning, organization, communication and evaluation of all activates of the palliative care program.

  • Coordinates care for Palliative and Hospice patients with Care Transition Management, Pastoral Care, Medical Staff and Clinical Staff excellent patient care for patients in need.

  • Act as primary interface/liaison with local Palliative and Hospice providers in conjunction with Care Transition Management to advance end-of-life and palliative care.

  • Collection of data pertinent to the determination of quality of palliative and hospice care services both as inpatient and post-acute necessary by the facility.

  • Develop and lead educational efforts to advance knowledge and skills of clinical and medical staff to promote palliative and hospice care.

  • Advocate for palliative care and hospice care when appropriate, lead efforts to promote palliative and hospice services as a clinical option with advanced disease in need of holistic care and complex symptom relief.

  • Community education for advanced directives, end-of-life and palliative care services.

  • Participate in the hospital ethics committee.


The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work required

  • 2 years’ experience in palliative or hospice care preferred

  • Experience in palliative and hospice care highly preferred

License and Certification:

  • LMSW - Licensed Master Social Worker upon hire required


  • Knowledge of palliative care and hospice services, philosophy and end-of-life issues.

  • Comfort in dealing with death and dying issues, complex social, spiritual and personal issues and the ability to counsel and support patients and families with dignity and respect regardless of their personal belief.

  • Comfort with advance directive counseling and end-of-life conversations.

  • Ability to speak to palliative and hospice philosophy and practice to advocate service line to clinical and medical staff.

  • Ability to coordinate and collaborate with multidisciplinary team to provide palliative and hospice care services.

  • Knowledge of community resources including Medicare/Medicaid, financial aid, county, state and private services agencies.

  • Must be able to work independently, have demonstrated patient care planning and patient teaching skills and strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Must have general computer skills and working knowledge of electronic health records, MS Office, Outlook and the Internet.

Why Texas Health Resources?

Texas Health Physicians Group (THPG) includes more than 800 physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants dedicated to providing quality, patient-safe care at more than 240 offices located throughout the DFW Metroplex. THPG members are active in group governance and serve on multiple committees and councils. Ongoing Texas Health initiatives, like the Diversity Action Council and Living the Promise, have helped to create an inclusive, supportive, people-first, excellence-driven culture and workplace, making THPG a great place to work.

Texas Health Highlights:

  • 2020 FORTUNE Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®” (6th year in a row)

  • 2018 Becker's Healthcare "150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare" (4th year in a row)

  • Employees’ Choice “Best Places to Work” by Glassdoor (2018 & 2019)

Employment opportunities are only reflective of wholly owned Texas Health Resources entities.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employees or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.