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LICSW (Social Worker) & Bereavement Coordinator, Ellensburg, WA

Organization: Kittitas Valley Healthcare
Category: Social Worker
Location: Ellensburg, WA
Date Job Posted: December 14, 2021
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LICSW (Social Worker) & Bereavement Coordinator - Home Health & Hospice - Full Time (40 hours/week)

Company Description

KVH is an integrated healthcare delivery system that includes 24-hour emergency care, inpatient, and outpatient hospital services through KVH Hospital. Clinics and services provided include family medicine, internal medicine, a geriatric nurse practitioner program, home health and hospice, physical therapy, orthopedics, general surgery, pediatrics, women's health, and urgent care.

Kittitas Valley Healthcare expects all employees to uphold our Vision & Mission. The KVH Vision, Mission & Guiding Principles can be found at

Job Description

The Social Worker is responsible for performing a comprehensive assessment that includes a psychosocial assessment to evaluate the patient/caregiver’s emotional, social, financial and environmental resources and identify appropriate interventions and goals for the patient’s plan of care. The social worker works closely with the patient/caregiver’s and other team members to assist the patient in identifying and utilizing appropriate community services. The social worker will act as a liaison between the family, staff, community institutions and agencies to meet the needs of the patients. The social worker coordinates the bereavement program for Hospice and provides grief and loss counseling to Hospice patients and their caregivers.

What is required...

  • Completion of an accredited Social Work program with a Master’s or Bachelor’s degree;
  • Current license from the Washington State Department of Health as a Licensed Independent Social Worker; a pre-licensure candidate actively pursuing the experience necessary to become a licensed independent social worker or licensed advanced social worker as outlined by Washington State Department of Health (This requires an approved supervisor per RCW 18.225.090;WAC 246-809-334; WAC 246-809-334.
  • 1-2 years’ experience in a healthcare setting, preferably with home health and Medicare experience;
  • Current CPR card (maintenance required);
  • Valid Washington State Driver's License;
  • Reliable transportation & valid automobile insurance.

Additional Information

Wage: Wage range starts at $30.57/hour. Actual wage will be based on years' of applicable experience.

FTE:1.0 = 40 hours/week

Benefits: This position is benefits eligible

Union Status: This is a Non-Union covered position

KVH is following Governor Inslee's orders in the amended proclamation 21-14 where all Health Care Providers and Workers are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before October 18th, 2021.

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