Aspire Health is the nation’s largest community-based palliative care provider. Aspire specializes in providing an extra layer of support to patients facing a serious illness through an ambitious palliative care program focused on caring for patients in their homes and outpatient clinics. Aspire’s clinicians are experts in providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain, and stress of a serious illness; helping patients and caregivers navigate the healthcare system; guiding patients and caregivers through difficult and complex treatment choices; and providing emotional and spiritual support to patients and their families.
The Aspire Health Social Worker is responsible for providing supportive and medical social services to patients and their families in the home. This will include a range of tasks such as directly providing support to Aspire’s patients and families in the home as well as coordinating patient transition from facility to the home. The Aspire Social Worker assists the medical team in completing a comprehensive psychosocial assessment and subsequently establishing a patient’s plan of care in alignment with the care team. The Social Worker would establish and advocate for support services to patients and families, as well as care plans that are sensitive to the patient’s unique psychosocial needs, health status, and overall goals and values. Responsibilities will be highly varied, and appropriate candidates will be multitalented, flexible problem solvers who are eager to tackle complex problems and tasks.
Ideal candidates will have experience identifying and coordinating the needs of chronically ill patients and families as well as supporting clinicians to help them operate as efficiently as possible.