Social Worker-Palliative Care Fellowship Trainee

Position: Social Worker-Palliative Care Fellowship Trainee

Job ID: 164006

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Palliative Care Services

Talent Area: Social Worker

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children’s Hospital Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education, and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years. Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.    To join our community of 14,000 dedicated team members, visit for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at  At Texas Children’s Hospital, diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of our values and mission for the women and children that we serve. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment for all faculty, staff and learners throughout our organization. We believe that each member of our one amazing team provides enrichment that allows us to create a lasting legacy for future employees of this great organization.   Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.  


We are searching for a Social Worker-Palliative Care Fellowship Trainee-- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will be a trainee of the Texas Children's comprehensive palliative care clinical services and interdisciplinary professional training services. This educational opportunity will prepare the fellow to provide specialized palliative care to seriously ill children and their caregivers, with an emphasis on advocacy. At the end of this fellowship, the social worker will be prepared to offer highly specialized, empathic care in palliative care and hospice settings, quality improvement, and education. The social work fellowship will begin in September 2022 and end in August 2023. 


Think you’ve got what it takes? 

Responsibilities :

  • Participate in patient care alongside the PACT SW, physicians, nurses, and chaplains as an integrated member of the interdisciplinary palliative care team 
  • Practice settings will include inpatient units, outpatient clinics, telehealth appointments, and community practices, including hospice rotations. Additional learning opportunities are available based on the fellow’s experience and areas of professional interest 
  • Attend regularly scheduled and required meetings and appointments as appropriate and participate in development workshops 


  • Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s unless approved for a medical or religious exemption 
  • Master's Degree in Social Work from an accredited School of Social Work 
  • Licenses/Certifications: LMSW(Licensed Master Social Worker), LMSW-AP (Licensed Master Social Worker -Adv Pract), or LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) required
  • Must be fully licensed as an LMSW or LCSW with an up-to-date license number in the state of Texas by 9/1/2022
  • Preferred Healthcare experience 

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