• Palliative Care Consultant

    Job ID 2019-33808
    Area of Interest
    Patient & Family Support
    Location Name
    Hospital Main Campus
    FTE/Hours per pay period
    0.8 FTE (64 hours per bi-weekly pay periods)
    Work Status
    Palliative Care Program
    Day Shift
  • About Us

    Hope. Care. Cure. These three simple words capture what we do at Seattle Children’s –- to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. Are you ready to engage with a mission-driven organization that is life-changing to many, and touches the hearts of all? #HOPECARECURE


    Our founding promise to the community is as valid today as it was over a century ago: we will care for all children in our region, regardless of the families’ ability to pay. Together, we deliver superior patient care, advance new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and serve as the pediatric and adolescent, academic medical center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho – the largest region of any children’s hospital in the country.


    In 2019, U.S. News & World Report once again ranked Seattle Children’s among the nation's best children's hospitals – for the 27th year in a row. We received national rankings in all 10 specialty areas evaluated by U.S. News & World Report, and are honored to be the only pediatric medical center in Washington to be ranked.


    As a Magnet designated institution, and classified among America’s best large employers by Forbes, we recognize the importance of hiring and developing great talent to provide best-in-class care to the patients and families we serve. Our organizational DNA takes form in our core values: Compassion, Excellence, Integrity, Collaboration, Equity and Innovation. Whether it’s delivering frontline care to our patients in a kind and caring manner, practicing the highest standards of quality and safety, or being relentlessly curious as we work towards eradicating childhood diseases, these values are the fabric of our culture and community. The future starts here.


    Provides 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.).

    - 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

    Our Commitment to Diversity

    Our community welcomes diverse experiences, backgrounds, and thoughts as this is what drives our spirit of inquiry and allows us to better connect with our increasingly diverse patients and families. Our organization recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.


    The people who work at Seattle Children’s are members of a community that seeks to respect and celebrate all the qualities that make each of us unique. Each of us is empowered to be ourselves within this community, which cultivates and promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels.


    Seattle Children’s is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Workplace and Affirmative Action Employer.


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