What you will do: The Palliative Care Consultant will provide specialized consultative services to children and families where a child has a potentially life limiting illness. Provides social, emotional, spiritual and logistical care for the child with a potentially life limiting illness and his/her family. Provides multidisciplinary clinical collaboration for the Palliative Care (PC), Seattle Children's health providers, and community health providers. Works collaboratively with PC team members to develop program goals, processes, services and quality improvement indicators and projects. Provides education and training in the philosophy and elements of palliative care to Seattle Children's and external health professionals. Works in collaboration with PC medical providers to integrate the services of community palliative care and hospice providers with the PC service in support of care coordination and continuity for patients and families.
Required Education/Experience: - Bachelors degree in Nursing, or Master’s Degree in Social Work from a school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and State of Washington, or Master’s in Divinity or equivalent/Ecclesiastical endorsements for pastoral and spiritual care ministry. - Minimum 2-4 years clinical experience - Acute care experience in a hospital or community setting - Pediatric experience.
Required Credentials: - Current State of Washington RN License, or currently licensed in Washington State as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) or a Licensed Social Work Associate Independent Clinical (LSWAIC) or Board Certified Chaplain (BCC) by a processional organization (i.e. NACC, APC, NAJC, etc.).
Preferred: - Multidisciplinary team experience. - Clinical background working with children with life limiting illness - Experience and understanding of community resources and pediatric tertiary care center - Palliative care or hospital experience - Demonstrated knowledge and experience in crisis intervention with children/families
Internal Number: 2018-27651
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