Hospice Medical Social Worker
Company: Goldberg Hospice Care, Inc.
Posted on: May 8, 2022
Job Description LOOKING FOR PART TIME, OR PER DIEM The Medical
Social Worker/Social Work Associate contracted or employed through
the organization is responsible for the implementation of standards
of care for medical social work services and for adherence to all
conditions in the Service or Employment Agreement. ESSENTIAL JOB
FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES Assesses the psychosocial status of
patients and families/caregivers related to the patient---s
terminal illness and environment and communicates findings to the
registered nurse and other members of the interdisciplinary group.
Provides an assessment in the patient---s identified residence and
assistance when this is not safe and another plan is required.
Carries out social evaluations and plans intervention based on
evaluation findings. Counsels patient and family/caregivers as
needed in relationship to stress, and other identified coping
difficulties. Maintains clinical records on all patients referred
to social work. Provides information and referral services for
organization patients and families/caregivers regarding practical
and environmental needs. Provides information to patients and
families/caregivers and community agencies. Serves as liaison
between patients and families/caregivers and community agencies.
Maintains collaborative relationships with organization personnel
to support patient care. Maintains and develops contracts with
public and private agencies as resources for patient and personnel.
Participates in the development of the individualized plan of care
and attends regularly scheduled interdisciplinary group meetings.
Assists physician and other team members in understanding
significant social and emotion- al factors related to health
problems and death/dying issues. Actively participates in quality
assessment performance improvement teams and activities. Other
duties as delegated by the Clinical Supervisor/Nursing Supervisor.
POSITION QUALIFICATIONS A graduate of a master's program in social
work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Meets
personnel qualifications stated in --418.114(b)(3). Minimum of one
year---s experience in health care, hospice experience preferred.
Understands hospice philosophy, and issues of death/dying.
Experience in a hospice care preferred. Demonstrates good verbal
and written communication, and organization skills. Possesses and
maintains current CPR Certification. Must be a licensed driver with
an automobile that is insured in accordance with state/or
organization requirements and is in good working order
Keywords: Goldberg Hospice Care, Inc., Upland , Hospice Medical Social Worker, Healthcare , Upland, California
Didn't find what you're looking for? Search again!