Job Description

Payroll Title:
Palliative Care
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
La Jolla Medical Center
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
HX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hour shifts, Monday - Friday

As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.

#117000 Palliative Care Social Worker - Hybrid/Remote

Extended Deadline: Tue 10/4/2022

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 06/29/22 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 07/05/22. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

This position will work a hybrid schedule which includes a combination of working both onsite at La Jolla Medical Center and remote.

This position will remain open until filled.


This is a social work position in the Palliative Care Outpatient Clinical Program with responsibility to independently and with a trans-disciplinary team conduct bio/psycho/social assessment/evaluations from a patient/family and systems-centered core perspective; participate in professional team review of patient care; provide casework and group work for patients and their families; identify community resources and assist patients and their families in connecting to and navigating these resources. This individual serves as a member of a multidisciplinary outpatient care team with liaison responsibilities with hospital and outpatient clinic staff. This position includes facilitating family meetings, working with anticipatory grief and difficult family dynamics, and understanding placement options and appropriate social, financial, and legal services.


  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) issued by the state of California.

  • A Master's degree from an accredited school of social work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Three (3+) years or more post Medical Social Work experience preferably in Palliative Care or Hospice Care.

  • Knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.


  • Advanced certification in hospice or palliative medicine.
  • Experience working alongside an interdisciplinary team.
  • Bilingual (Spanish).


  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, the only Burn Center in the county, and and dozens of outpatient clinics. We invite you to join our team!

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