Announcing Sisters of the Little Company of Mary Chaplain and Social Worker Fellowships in Hospice and Palliative Care Providence TrinityCare Hospice Foundation
Providence Health System Torrance, California
The Sisters of the Little Company of Mary and Providence TrinityCare Hospice Foundation announce two 12-month, full-time, in-person, interprofessional fellowship positions for one qualified chaplain and one qualified social worker for the 2023-2024 academic year July 5, 2023, through June 28, 2024, in award winning, nationally recognized, and Joint Commission accredited Providence programs located in Torrance, California. The goals for the fellows are four-fold:
- To develop advanced practice competencies through experiential learning. This will be accomplished through rotations in both inpatient and in-home settings, with both pediatric and adult patients in hospice and palliative care under experienced supervision and mentorship.
- To develop advanced competencies through didactic learning from licensed and specialty certified leaders in the field of palliative care and hospice. Content includes psychosocial and spiritual assessment, pain management, management of non-pain symptoms, illness trajectories, ethical/legal concerns, communication with patient/family and medical team, cultural issues, and team wellbeing. Fellows are encouraged to customize electives based on their areas of interest. Examples of electives include philanthropy, quality improvement, diversity, equity and inclusion in palliative care, grief and bereavement and palliative care in specialized clinical settings.
- We are committed to creating a supportive and caring environment to encourage fellows to deepen their commitment to internal growth and self-awareness both personally and professionally through action and reflection during this transformational year.
- To develop, support, and empower future leaders in the field of hospice and palliative care.
- Qualified chaplain candidates will have 4 or more units of CPE, at least one year of professional hospice or palliative care chaplaincy clinical experience and be board certification eligible.
- Qualified social work candidates will have an MSW from a CSWE-accredited program and at least one year of professional clinical experience in hospice or palliative care.
Stipend and Benefits: $55,000 with full benefits.
If interested, please send CV and a letter including what attracts you to this fellowship (250 words) to Anne.O’Halloran@providence.org.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4.15.23.
Program Director and Mentor Leslie Adams MSW
Certified Spiritual Director Co-Director and Mentor Glen I. Komatsu MD
Chief Medical Officer Providence Hospice & Palliative Care Los Angeles Curriculum Developer and Consultant Denise Hess MDiv, BCC-PCHAC, LMFT