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Medical Social Worker - Hospice

Company: At Home Healthcare
Location: Aurora
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Company Overview:A Home Hospice is Hiring for a MSW - Master's Social Worker to Join their Dedicated Team of Hospice Professionals!

  • $24.00/hr-$35.00/hr, DOE
  • Excellent Benefits
  • 1: Great Culture - join our family!
  • 1 Patient Care
  • Flexibility to Create Your Own Schedule
  • Career Advancement Opportunities
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • 401k and Employee Stock Purchase PlanAs a Social Worker, you play an important and trusted role in the lives of patients and their family. The Medical Social Worker Master's (MSW) in Hospice provides medical social services under the direction of a physician and Interdisciplinary Group to assist in the understanding of significant social and emotional factors related to the patient's health status and in development of coping mechanisms. Orients, Supervises, mentors and educates other social workers within the state licensed in. Contributes to development of policies and procedures applicable to area of expertise.At Home Healthcare, a part of LHC Group is the preferred post-acute care partner for hospitals, physicians and families nationwide. From home health and hospice care to long-term acute care and community-based services, we deliver high-quality, cost-effective care that empowers patients to manage their health at home. Hospitals and health systems around the country have partnered with LHC Group to deliver patient-centered care in the home. More hospitals, physicians and families choose LHC Group, because we are united by a single, shared purpose: It's all about helping people.
    For More Career Opportunities with LHC Group visit -https://careers.lhcgroup.com/careers-home/Essential Functions:
    • Assists the patient, significant others, physician and health care team staff to understand significant personal, emotional, environmental and social factors related to the patient's health status on an as needed basis. Able to be alternate social work to other agencies in state when needed.

      • Contributes as a health care team member to the development of a comprehensive, integrated Plan of Care for patients on a daily basis.

        • Instructs health care team members on community resources available to assist patients on an as needed basis.

          • Collaborates with hospitals and community agencies to promote continuity of care on an as needed basis.

            • Assesses social and emotional factors related to patients illness to determine ability to cope with daily living problems on as needed basis.

              • Assists the patient and significant others to understand, accept and follow medical recommendations on as needed basis.

                • Assists the patient and significant others in utilizing community resources as needed.

                  • Identifies gaps in community resources and stimulates resource development and/or improvement as needs arise.

                    • Visits patient according to Plan of Care, completes a clinical note for each visit, and submits clinical notes to the agency on a daily basis. The MSW will give daily report to the Administrator regarding patient visits to ensure continuity of the Care Management process.

                      • Participates in LHC Connect and completes all required hospice assigned modules on-line and attends assigned in-services on a monthly basis.

                        • Able to function as Bereavement Coordinator and supervise the provision of bereavement services reflective of patient-family needs if needed.

                          • Functions as preceptor and mentor for new hire social workers through orientation, on-going education, and completes discipline-specific annual competencies as needed.

                            • Assist with Social Work and Bereavement Policy development and revisions.
                              Education & Experience:Education & Experience

                              • Master's Degree from a school of Social Work accredited by the Council of Social Work Education.
                              • One year of social work experience in a health care setting.
                              • Current CPR certification required.
                              • Current Driver's License, vehicle insurance, and access to a dependable vehicle or public transportation.

                                • AK, AL, AR, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, LA, MI, MS, NJ OH, SC, TX, WV: Must be licensed as a Social Worker from the State Board of Social Work.

                                  • MI: Must be licensed as a Social Worker from the State Board of Social Work; or have a limited Social Worker license practicing under the supervision of a licensed master's social worker.

                                    • VA: 2 years experience in case work or counseling in a health care setting required.

                                      • WI: Certified/Licensed in Social Work from the Marriage and Family Therapy, Professional Counseling, and Social Workexamining Board of Wisconsin.

                                        • AZ, MO, NC, PA, TN, WA: No additional state specific requirements.
                                          Equal Opportunity Employer - vets, disability.
                                          Must be fully vaccinated or be willing to complete full vaccination by date of hire and proof of vaccination will be required. If permitted by state law, the company will consider requests for religious or medical exemptions.

Keywords: At Home Healthcare, Aurora , Medical Social Worker - Hospice, Healthcare , Aurora, Colorado

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