Providence Health & Services Social Worker, On Call - Hospice of the Gorge in Hood River, Oregon


Providence is calling an on call Social Worker to our Hospice Of the Gorge team in Hood River, OR.

Are you an experienced social worker with a passion for hospice and excellent end-of-life care?

We are looking for an on call Social Worker that will work closely with the hospice interdisciplinary team to provide clinical counseling, assessment, crisis intervention, and psycho-education to multi-stressed patients and families relevant to the dying process, end of life care planning and bereavement. Our team understands and provides community-based care across varied residential settings while assessing for patient, caregiver, and staff safety in the home environment.

Our on call social workers are primarily scheduled in advance but may also receive some short notice requests for coverage but are not obligated to provide coverage. Hospice of the Gorge has social workers work a variety of schedules. Schedules primarily include week days but on occasion may also include evenings and weekends.

In this position, you will:

  • Under direct and continuous supervision (CSWA) or independently (LCSW) provide comprehensive biopsychosocial/spiritual assessment, diagnosis and/or treatment/interventions/advocacy of patients and their support systems.

  • Incorporate concepts and theories associated with life span development, neurobiology, and behavioral change.

  • Collaborate with the patient and support system to develop and implement evidence-informed person-centered care plans across the care continuum in collaboration with the Inter-Disciplinary Team (IDT).

  • Perform duties in a manner that respects patient self-determination, that reduces health disparities/barriers to care, and adheres to the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) code of ethics, Standards of Practice (SOP), and mission.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work from a Council of Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited school of social work, or from a school in candidacy status by the CSWE

  • Temporary Clinical Social Work Associates (CSWA) license, or proof of CSWA initiated within 6 months of hire

  • Documentation of an approved supervision plan from the Oregon Board

  • Must obtain LCSW Board licensure within a maximum of 5 years from CSWA application, or date of hire date as a CSWA

  • American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider completion within 1 month of hire

  • Valid driver’s license and reliable automobile

  • In compliance with the Providence Health & Services-OR Human Resources policy #302 “Background Checks”, a criminal background check is required for this position, based on assigned duties.

  • Employees providing services in the State of Washington must pass the Washington Access to Criminal History (WATCH) background check

  • It is required that an application to become an Agency Affiliated Counselor through the Washington State Department of Health be submitted within 7 days of hire.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

  • 3-5 years of social work experience

  • 2 years of clinical work experience in Hospice or Palliative Care

  • 2 years of working independently with vulnerable populations in a field environment

  • Healthcare experience

About Providence in Oregon

As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."

Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Day

Job Category: Social Work / Care Management / Counseling

Location: Oregon-Hood River

Req ID: 200224