Providence Health & Services Palliative Care Social Worker in Centralia, Washington


Providence is calling a Palliative Care Social Worker/ MSW to support our Providence Centralia Hospital in Centralia, Washington.

The Palliative Care

Social Worker is an integral member of the multidisciplinary Palliative Care Inpatient Team and will work with medically

complex patients and their families to provide supportive whole person care by

promoting 1) collaborative development of plans of care that align with the

patient’s goals 2) advance care planning 3) psychosocial and emotional

support for transitions, crises, and quality of life issues 4) patient

advocacy, and 5) identification of and linking patients to resources. The

Palliative Care Social Worker facilitates coordination and communication

between the patient, members of the health care team, and family in the

decision making process to minimize fragmentation of care throughout the

patient’s journey

Palliative Care Services is part of the Southwest Service Area. This position will primarily work at the PCH location and will also cross train to our PSPH team with potential to work there on occasion.

In this position you will:

  • Coordinate the communication between all members of the health care team, patient and family in the decision making process to minimize fragmentation of the health care delivery system.

  • Facilitate advanced care planning discussions; intervene in crises; mediate conflicts within families; research power of attorney for health care, and guardianship; address Advance Directives; assist with available community resources and how to gain access to them (support groups, personal care homes, LTAC, etc.); assess complicated family dynamics (financial, cultural, anticipatory grief, complicated grief, etc.); and assess psychological stressors causing pain.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Required: Masters in Social Work (MSW)

  • Active Social Work or mental health license in Washington State.

  • Three years of social services experience with a health care related organization; experience should include a minimum of two years in a multi-disciplinary health care setting

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Licensed SW Associate Independent Clinical (LSWAIC) or Licensed SW Associate Advanced (LSWAA). Hospice and Palliative Care Certification or eligible and working toward certification or willing to complete certification within 2 years of hire.

  • Specialized training in palliative care and/or hospice is preferred.

About the hospital you will serve:

Providence Centralia Hospital in Centralia, Washington is a 127-bed, not-for-profit hospital providing emergency, diagnostic, cancer, birthing and surgical services. It consistently receives high scores on accreditation surveys by the Joint Commission, the Washington Department of Health (DOH) and the Washington Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS).

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Part-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Social Work

Location: Washington-Centralia

Req ID: 210552