Published on: January 20, 2023
MSW opening at Pallium India

Pallium India invites applications to the post of Medical Social Worker at Trivandrum.

Job Title: Medical Social Worker

Job Location: Thiruvananthapuram – Head Office, Pallium India

Experience: Fresher / 1-2 years

Qualification: Masters in Social Work (Full-Time) from a recognized university with specialization in Medical & Psychiatry

Roles & Responsibilities
  1. Evaluate and devise plans of care for patients and families requiring palliative care, with particular attention to psycho-social and socio-economic issues.
  2. Be part of the inter-disciplinary palliative care team and contribute to the plan of care for patients and their families vis-à-vis:
    • Thorough and competent assessment of patient + family history
    • Current status, needs and concern
    • Follow-ups
    • Formulating plan of care in conjunction with the rest of the interdisciplinary team
    • Coordination with relevant government/ non-government social support agencies and facilitating access to their services
    • Providing bereavement support to families.
  3. Audit palliative patient care with the intent to identify problems, formulate possible solutions and bring these to the attention of the administration.
  4. Take part in on-going research activities or initiate needs-based research programs with the approval of scientific committee.
  5. Liaison with the appropriate government departments to access government pensions, subsidies and various schemes of assistance.
  6. Publish reports/data from audits or research programs with the objective of improved patient care
  7. Send regular updates to the reporting authority and other superior officials.
  8. Attend (first) and organize (later) educational programs on behalf of Pallium India.
  9. Maintain good relations with clients, donors, well-wishers and staff during telephone conversations, email contacts, personal contacts or any other.
  10. Any other roles and responsibilities assigned by the reporting authority.

How to apply:

Interested candidates please send your detailed CV to

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