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Hospice Social Worker (MSW), Salem, OR

Organization: Willamette Vital Health
Category: Social Worker
Location: Salem, OR
Date Job Posted: June 11, 2022
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Hospice Social Worker (MSW) – Full-Time or Part-Time

At Willamette Vital Health, previously known as Willamette Valley Hospice, we provide rewarding careers for passionate, caring, and dedicated employees. Together, we work toward our shared mission to “change the end-of-life experience.” We believe that everyone facing serious illness, death, and grief deserves access to the best, personalized and compassionate care available.

As a full-time or part-time Hospice Social Worker, you will provide medical social services to hospice patients, families, caregivers as indicated by the plan of care developed by the interdisciplinary team. Your caring visits will support and empower them to live the best quality of life possible. We are looking for social workers that want to use their passion and expertise as part of a team to provide the best care possible for hospice patients.

Why work for us? Our employee Arlene B. says it best – “It’s not a job, it’s a calling. We are not just employees, we are family.”

Successful candidates will be available full-time or part-time, Tuesday through Saturday with occasional on-call hours. Compensation is commensurate with experience. For full-time MSW hires we are offering a $5,000 sign-on bonus and for part-time MSW hires we are offering a $2,500 sign-on bonus.


Responsibilities include initial and ongoing assessment of patients, developing, evaluating, and revising the plan of care, timely documentation (written and electronic) and communication of assessment, planning and interventions. This position functions as an integral part of the interdisciplinary team.

  • Perform initial and ongoing assessment of patients, developing, evaluating, and revising the plan of care as needed to maximize your patient’s quality of life
  • Timely documentation and communication of assessment, planning and interventions
  • Function as an integral part of the interdisciplinary team
  • Utilize a variety of techniques to identify and assess the psychological, emotional, and social factors affecting the patient and family and communicate these needs to the interdisciplinary team
  • Provide education and information to patients and caregivers that facilitates self-care, wellness, dignity, and quality of life
  • Facilitate collaboration/communication with community resources
  • Function as liaison to promote discussion between the patient, family, and health care team, to facilitate understanding of the patient’s medical condition and treatment options, and to establish clear, patient-centered goals of care and care plans
  • Participate as a member of the larger Hospice Care Team, communicating clearly and effectively with other team members to provide quality patient and family care, meet individual patient and family members care needs, and achieve appropriate hospice care plans.


  • Master’s degree in Social Work from a school of social work approved by the Council of Social Work
  • Demonstrated experience working with multigenerational family systems in a clinical capacity
  • Demonstrated experience working with life-threatening conditions, chronic disease, hospice and/or end-of-life care, and related situations
  • Current Oregon driver’s license, dependable transportation, and proof of current automobile insurance
  • Licensed in Oregon as an LCSW or a CSWA
  • COVID 19 vaccination required

Our Commitment to Our Staff

  • Excellent Health and Life benefits (must work 30 hrs to receive health benefits)
  • 401k Plan
  • Competitive salary
  • Paid Time Off
  • Mileage Reimbursement
  • Comprehensive, 4–6-week orientation
  • A challenging and rewarding career with autonomy and flexibility
  • Ongoing education and support

Willamette Vital Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to providing a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment. We promote an environment that honors our staff, patients, and those we serve. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, physical characteristics, age, religion, creed, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, mental or physical disability, or veteran status. All qualified candidates legally able to work in the United States are encouraged to apply.

To apply

As a first step, resumes can be submitted to Interviews will be scheduled concurrent with posting.

Thank you for your interest in joining the team at Willamette Vital Health. We are a community owned, not-for-profit organization providing innovative, personalized, and compassionate care to patients and families facing serious illness. Our mission to serve those who are facing end of life and grief is driven by our core values of service, excellence, integrity, community, and sustainability.

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