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Hospice Social Worker - Community - FT6

Company: EveryStep
Location: Knoxville
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Purpose:Provides medical social services to hospice patients and families based on the patient's psychosocial assessment and the patient and family's needs and acceptance of these services with a particular focus on financial resource and coping/support needs.Responsibilities:Assesses patient and family psychosocial needs with particular attention to the response to terminal illness, coping and resource needs for patients and caregivers, with in the social work scope of practice according to all organizational, professional and industry standards.Participates in the development of the plan of care, and review/revision of the plan of care as appropriate, completing initial SW assessments and updates to the comprehensive within required timeframe.Provides services to patients and families that address the goals of the plan of care. Provides counseling services as appropriate before and after the death has occurred.Evaluates families' financial situation and assists in assuming effective utilization of community resources, ensures payer source is identified and all requirements of payer are fulfilled.Leads and coordinates patient transfer and discharge planning.Attends and participates in Interdisciplinary group meetings and revises SW care plan accordingly.Participates in the training of staff, volunteers and community agencies as requested.Participates in education for contract facilities/services.Documents accurate and ongoing patient information, with in the patient medical record. All documentation is complete according to organizational, and professional standards. All documentation is completed as it occurs.Actively participates in team meetings, committees and quality improvement planning and processes.Takes part, when possible, to meet a patient/family's need for continuous care in time of crisis.Minimizes non-productive time and slow periods with activities to prepare to meet the future needs of the agency.Assists patients, family members and all contacts according to the general performance standards, demonstrating organizational values with all interactions. Coordinates community resources and other agency disciplines participating in patient care.Leads, supervises and maintains ongoing effective communication with other hospice personnel involved with patient care. This may involve formal and informal meetings outside of IDG.Participates in hospice and community health programs as required to promote the growth and understanding of the hospice philosophy, including but not limited to, hospice education presentations.Qualifications:MSW preferred; or BSW or another related field, must be supervised by an MSWStrong keyboarding and computer skills with the ability to learn work-related softwareCompliance with continuing education requirementsMandatory Reporter of Child and Dependent Adult abuse training certification (within 30 days of hire)Must have valid driver's license, auto liability insurance and reliable transportation if driving is requiredSuccessful completion of pre-employment physical, drug screen, 2-step TB test and background checkWorking Conditions:Physical requirements: Light work, sitting most of the time, exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or a small amount of force constantly to move objects.Physical activities: bending, stooping, squatting, kneeling, fingering and gripping and reachingEnvironment: Hazards (chemicals, infectious diseases), Atmospheric conditions (fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases)Time: Work hours based on patient-driven census modelTravel: Travel required between locationsThese characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. You may be required to perform other duties to meet the on-going needs of the organization.EveryStep is an equal opportunity employer. Employment practices are implemented without regard to race, creed, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship, national origin, religion, veteran status, genetic information or on the basis of age or physical or mental disability unrelated to ability to perform the work required.

Keywords: EveryStep, Des Moines , Hospice Social Worker - Community - FT6, Healthcare , Knoxville, Iowa

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