You are in demand everywhere...but it pays to come here!
If you want to work in a premier hospital that wins awards, nurtures people, and tirelessly strives to advance care, you'll find your match at Jersey City Medical Center . Our not-for-profit hospital, a proud member of Barnabas Health , has been honored time and again—for our strides in patient care and safety, and as the regional leader in specialties like cardiology, stroke, and trauma care.
Among our many accolades, we have been designated 8 times the only A-Rated for Safety Hospital, awarded Magnet Recognition for superior nursing, named Best Regional Hospital by US News and World Report and ranked among the 100 best places to work in healthcare (nationally). Jersey City Medical Center is also ideally located— in the vibrant Jersey City waterfront community overlooking the harbor, just 10 minutes from New York City, with a grand view of the Statue of Liberty.
The Palliative Care Social Worker is responsible for the delivery of highly skilled counselling and case management services to patients with advanced disease about their illness, treatment processes/options and supportive interventions. The PCSW provides psychosocial assessment, health education to patients and their families/caregivers around coping skills and education on nonpharmacological symptom and management strategies. Working In conjunction with the Palliative Care MD and Nurse Practitioner Program Coordinator, the PCSW is responsible for planning activities required to achieve a safe discharge plan, coordination of care, identifying and completing applications for required ongoing financial support and helping patients/families navigate complex healthcare related systems. The PCSW is responsible for facilitating advanced care planning discussions, intervening in crises and mediating conflicts within families.
Minimum Education: Master of Social Work
Minimum professional experience: 1 year current relevant social work experience
Current New Jersey Social Work license-LCSW preferred
Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Bilingual-Spanish.
Able to work productively in a team structure. Capable of working with multiple tasks simultaneously. Critical thinking and problems solving skills. Self-Motivation. Assertiveness. Negotiating skills. Ability to rapidly and compassionately engage people in working relationships
Barnabas Health offers excellent-provided benefits which include: competitive compensation, comprehensive medical/dental benefits, 403 (B) savings plan, Flexible Spending Plans, PTO program, tuition reimbursement and so much more.