Palliative Care Medical Social Worker (Lcsw) - Merced Area - Join Our Growing Team

Bristol Hospice Merced , CA 95343

Posted 2 months ago

The Palliative Care Medical Social Worker contracted or employed through the organization is responsible for the implementation of standards of care for medical social work services.

REQUIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • A graduate of a masters program in social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and LCSW Licensure

  • Minimum of one year's experience in health care, home care, hospice or palliative care experience preferred

  • Understands palliative care philosophy, and issues of chronic illness and death/dying

  • Must have experience and/or training in stages and needs of palliative patients. Understands the unique psychosocial needs of the patients and their caregivers

  • Has training in palliative care and/or hospice care; experience in hospice or palliative care; or has, or is eligible for, palliative care certification

  • Experience in palliative care or hospice preferred

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Assesses the psychosocial status of patients and families/caregivers related to the patient's life-limiting illness and environment and communicates findings to the palliative care 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

  • Provides information and education about advance care planning to the patient and family as appropriate

  • 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 palliative patient care

  • Maintains and develops contacts 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 chronic health problems and death/dying issues

  • Actively participates in quality assessment performance improvement teams and activities

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