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Medical Social Worker (Master)Registry-Hospice South City and suburbs

Req #:  212961
Facility:  Advocate At Home
Department:  Behavioral Health/Social Work
City:  Lombard
Posting Budget Status:  Day
Shift Type:  Registry
Posting FTE:  0

Diversity and inclusion matters at Advocate Aurora Health.  We celebrate our differences and nurture an environment where everyone feels included.  We know that when we reflect the communities we serve, when we embrace differences and bring our whole selves to work every day, we are working as one to build a healthier tomorrow for everyone.  Aurora supports a safe, healthy and drug-free work environment through criminal background checks and pre-employment drug testing.  We maintain a smoke-free environment at all our locations.  We are an equal opportunity employer.

At Advocate Aurora Health, we will never exclude someone for employment, deny them benefits of employment or discriminate in any other way based on their age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin or ancestry, disability or association with a person with a disability, genetic information of team members or their family members, arrest or conviction record, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or childbirth, political belief or affiliation, military participation, genetic testing, submitting to honesty testing or use or non-use of lawful products off our premises during non-working hours.

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.


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

Registry days with on call rotation


  • 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.