Social Worker (LMSW, LCSW) – Palliative Care

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Req #: 7400
Division: Nursing Services
Employment Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Hours: M-F; 8a-5p
Compensation Type: Salaried
Facility: John Peter Smith Hospital
Location: 1500 S. Main Street, Fort Worth, TX


Description: The Social Worker-Palliative Care is responsible for providing psychosocial assessments, addressing psychosocial, emotional and spiritual needs for assigned adult/geriatric patients and families facing irreversible serious illness. Provides crisis intervention, emotional support, counseling, education and advocates for patients/families. Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team in development, implementation and evaluation of the treatment plan. Typical Duties:

  1. Conducts psychosocial assessments for patients/families with an irreversible serious illness.
  2. Participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of patient treatment/care plans.
  3. Collaborates with patients/families, clinical staff and palliative care team to identify options and goals.
  4. Attend scheduled palliative care IDT’s and team meetings.
  5. Maintain current community resource information regarding services available for palliative care patients/ families.
  6. Maintain clinical competence for adult/geriatric palliative Social Work services and exhibits professional growth and development.
  7. Participate in quality improvement initiatives.
  8. Maintain electronic medical records with accuracy and in compliance with JPS standards.
  9. Performs other related job duties as assigned.




    Required Education and Experience:

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work from an accredited university.
  • Required Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training:

  • Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) by the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners.
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification; must be obtained within 120 days from date of hire.
  • Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Experience working with life-threatening conditions, chronic disease and end of life care.
  • One (1) year experience in palliative care and/or hospice care.
  • Preferred Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training:

  • Licensure at the Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) level or at the LMSW level pursuing
  • LCSW license.


JPS Health Network is a $950 million, tax-supported health care system for Tarrant County in North Texas. Licensed for 578 beds, the network includes an acute care hospital and more than 40 community-based clinics, including 19 school-based clinics. John Peter Smith Hospital is home to Tarrant County’s first and only Level 1 Trauma Center, its only psychiatric emergency services site and has the largest hospital-based family medicine residency program in the nation. Our network employs more than 6,500 people.

Acclaim is our multispecialty medical practice group. Acclaim has over 300 providers serving the JPS Health Network in specialties ranging from primary care to general surgery and trauma. The Acclaim group has been formed around a common set of incentives and expectations supporting the operational, financial and clinical performance
outcomes of the network. Our goal is to provide high quality, compassionate clinical care for every patient, every time.

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