Hospice Social Worker PRN

James River Home Health And Hospice Richmond , VA 23234

Posted 8 months ago

James River Hospice is expanding and is in urgent need of another Social Worker to join its committed team!

James River Hospice has a growing caseload of patients and a committment to outstanding care and concern for them and their families. We are in need of an experienced hospice social worker who can help our team respond to our patents' and their caregivers' needs.

If you have an MSW and at least one year of hospice experience, we would like to speak with you! The position description will give you additional details below. James River Hospice is locally owned and provides a competitive compensation package. Our patients are located throughout the Richmond metro area.

DUTIES OF POSITION

Provide Medical Social Services to the patient and/or family according to the Plan of Care.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

Conduct a psychosocial assessment as part of the comprehensive assessment within 5 days of admission to the hospice program. This includes emotional, social, financial and environmental resources and to identify appropriate psychosocial problems, interventions and goals for the patient's plan of care.

Participate in IDG meetings and the development of the patient's plan of care. Reviewing and updating the plan of care as often as necessary

Obtaining physician's orders for services, as necessary

Observe, record and report changes on the patient's emotional and social factors that are being affected by the patient's illness and his/her need for care and his/her response to treatment.

Reporting any changes in the emotional, social, or financial condition of the patient or family to the attending physician;

Maintain and submit written clinical records as deemed by the Agency, including the initial evaluation, the care plan and daily notes.

Evaluate the patients and family's response to, and effectiveness of, the medical social work intervention.

Confirm, on a weekly basis, the scheduling of visits with the patients' Case Managers to facilitate coordination of other staff visits.

Participate in IDG and QAPI meetings and activities.

If the patient/family declines Social Work services, the Social worker continues to offer support to the IDG in its care of the patient and to monitor the patient/caregiver's evolving needs.

Participate in discharge planning, as needed.

Assume responsibility for self-development by continually striving to improve his/her Medical Social Worker practice through formal education, attendance at workshops and conferences, active participation in professional and related organizational meetings, and/or individual research and reading.

Assess the patient's/ family members' ability to cope with the patient's dying.

Act as consultant to the members of the health team, assists them in understanding the social, emotional and environmental factors related to the patient's health problems.

Help patients to utilize the resources of their families and the community.

QUALIFICATIONS

Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from a school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education

Must be a licensed MSW in the state of Virginia

At least one year of Hospice experience preferred.

Must be a licensed driver with an insured automobile in good working order.

The ability to communicate well, both verbally and in writing.



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