Medical Social Worker (Msw) - Home Health & Hospice

Heritage Management Services Albuquerque , NM 87110

Posted 1 week ago

Recently nominated by our own employees, Corus Health is the proud recipient of Albuquerque's prestigious Top Workplace award for 2019! As a full-service hospice and home care agency providing a broad range of services to our customers, we are currently seeking a compassionate and experienced Hospice & Home Health Social Worker to help provide needed resources to primarily elderly home-bound patients and their families. We are a therapist owned and operated agency where our team members enjoy a flexible schedule and a supportive work environment filled with people who work together to provide the highest standard of care for our clientele.

Duties & Responsibilities include:

  • Provide counseling services to the patient/family experiencing emotional, social/economic conflict.
  • Assess patient/family social and emotional factors in order to estimate their capacity and potential to cope with everyday life.
  • Assist patient, family and staff in utilizing community resources.
  • Assess patient/family ability to meet financial obligations and offer appropriate resources and activate as indicated.
  • Evaluate patients insurance coverage and options in this regard.
  • Assist in discharge planning from home care service when care is no longer appropriate.
  • As a member of the interdisciplinary team, assist team members in understanding the significant social and emotional factors related to care of the home care patient and the family.
  • Able to identify potential suicide/homicide threat and utilize appropriate resources for follow-up.
  • Able to identify potential abuse/neglect and utilize appropriate resources for follow-up.
  • Able to identify potential drug/alcohol abuse and utilize appropriate resources for follow-up.
  • Able to identify potential mental health problems and utilize appropriate resources for follow-up.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of cultural differences.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in the psychosocial assessment of patient/family needs.

Requirements

Qualifications & Requirements are:

  • Master's Degree in Social Work from an accredited school of social work approved by the Council on Social Work Education.
  • Licensed in New Mexico under the Social Work Practice Act.
  • Clinical experience in varied multi- disciplinary settings.
  • Minimum two years supervised experience in health or related field.
  • New Mexico drivers license and availability of a car with insurance per state requirement.

Benefits

Benefits & Allowances include:

  • Positive, supportive work environment
  • Direct patient care without time restrictions to build patient relationships
  • Continuing Education opportunities
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Excellent health benefits
  • Employee Assistance Funding
  • 401(k)
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Medical Social Worker (Msw) - Home Health & Hospice

Heritage Management Services