Pediatric Palliative Care Fellowship
The Pediatric Advanced Care Team (PACT), the pediatric palliative care service at Boston Children’s Hospital and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, is offering a full-time, social work fellowship.
PACT is an inter-disciplinary team dedicated to improving symptoms and quality of life in children with advanced or life threatening illness. The team includes physicians, nurse practitioners and social workers and works closely with, chaplains, communication specialists, psychologists, child life specialists, social workers, etc.
As the only Pediatric Palliative Care Social Work Fellowship in the country, the fellow will have the opportunity to participate in an intensive clinical and didactic training experience. As part of the PACT interdisciplinary training program, the fellow will work closely with our Medical and Nurse practitioner fellows and will receive social work specific as well as more general palliative care training. The fellow will have the opportunity to work with patients and their families, as well as facilitate and administer a parent/sibling bereavement group. There will be opportunities to gain knowledge and experience with related community resources, hospice and bereavement services.
PACT provides inpatient and outpatient patient care and care in the community and home settings. The fellow functions as part of an inter-disciplinary team and is responsible for consultation with other medical providers.
Fellows receive two hours of supervision per week. The fellow will have the opportunity to attend PACT educational rounds featuring inter-disciplinary experts in the field of Pediatric Palliative Care, as well as other seminars offered at both Children's and Dana Farber Cancer Institute. The fellow will participate in the Harvard Medical School Palliative Care Fellowship Program.
All social work fellows at Children's participate in didactic seminars and a fellows’ discussion group.
This is an opportunity to work with one of the first pediatric palliative care teams in the country.
Compensation is *full-time salary plus benefits.