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Medical Social Worker Registry-Hospice-Far north and northwest sububurbs

Req #:  211621
Facility:  Advocate At Home
Department:  Behavioral Health/Social Work
City:  Lake Zurich
Posting Budget Status:  Day
Shift Type:  Registry
Posting FTE:  0

Advocate at Home offers comprehensive, quality home health and hospice care throughout metropolitan Chicago, surrounding counties and down to central IL.  As Illinois’ largest, privately held home health care and hospice provider, we have the means and opportunities to enhance your worklife quality.

Hospice Registry 

Days with on call rotation

Far north and northwest suburbs including some of northern cook for Palatine, Park Ridge, Des Plaines, Mount Prospect, Schaumburg, Elgin.


POSITION HIGHLIGHTS:The purpose of this position is to help achieve the vision of Advocate Hospice Services by performing the duties of this position in a cost effective, results oriented and customer focused manner. This position is a critical component of the interdisciplinary team and as such meeting individual performance expectations and contributions to team performance goals is required.  The Hospice social worker is responsible for the assessment of psychosocial needs of patients and families as well as development of a social work plan of care reflecting problems, interventions and outcome goals


  • Hospice social worker provides initial psychosocial evaluations, ongoing psychosocial counseling, direct casework services, bereavement services, and community education, outreach and referral.
  • Formulates and implements an effective care plan to met the patient/family needs
  • Coordinates care and treatment plan with the interdisciplinary group


  • Masters degree in social work from an accredited school of social work
  • Minimum of one year experience in a medical clinical setting and/or hospice/palliative care.
  • Social Work Licensure in state of Illinois (LSW)
  • Experience working with extended families during times of excessive stress, pending deaths and during the process of active dying of loved ones.












About Advocate Health Care


Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, the state’s largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the area’s largest home health care companies, and the region’s largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 teaching hospitals and is a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.