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Estimated Pay $27 per hour
Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Ferguson, North Carolina

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Description:


POSITION: Medical Social Worker/BSREPORTS TO: Support Services Team LeaderFLSA STATUS: o exempt POSITION DESCRIPTION: Coordinate and provide medical social work services to hospice patients and familiesEDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree in social work from a school accredited by the Council of Social Work Education preferred or bachelor's degree in psychology, sociology or other field related to social work.
  • Two years of clinical experience preferred
  • One year of social work experience in health care setting preferred

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • Knowledge of and commitment to the hospice philosophy of care
  • Ability to work on an interdisciplinary team
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule
  • Willingness to work with patients/families regardless of race, color, creed, age or sexual orientation. Must respect their beliefs and philosophy with an attitude of openness and receptiveness


Requirements:

TRAINING-Initial And Ongoing:

  • Complete Hospice volunteer/staff training program
  • Complete Hospice orientation program
  • Obtain 12 hours of continuing education per year, including mandatory safety in-service
  • Attend minimum of six staff meetings per year
  • Attend assigned team meetings every two weeks

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist in orienting new team members, as requested
  • Participate in quality improvement program
  • Adhere to strict confidentiality
  • Adhere to safety policy and practices
  • Complete employee time record accurately per policy
  • Cooperate with all government agencies and outside auditors
  • Assist with updating policies and procedures, as appropriate
  • Complete annual TB screening
  • Assure all license, certifications, continuing education information and any other required documentation are submitted to human resources and kept current
  • Maintain up-to-date documentation required and specified in Hospice policy and procedure
  • Perform other duties assigned by supervisor
  • Evaluate the physical, financial, psychological, spiritual, and pre-bereavement needs of the patient/family in coordination with interdisciplinary team
  • Assist in assessing patient appropriateness for services
  • If patient not appropriate, recommend other services available and refer to community agencies, as appropriate
  • Educate the patient and family about Hospice services
  • Assess the financial resources of the patient and family and instruct them on coverage for Hospice services,

i.e. Hospice Medicare/Medicaid benefit, Medicare, private insurance, as appropriate

  • Discuss Hospice policy on Fee for Service when appropriate
  • Access the appropriateness for support services within Hospice and, if appropriate, refer to master social worker or bereavement team
  • Discuss Hospice volunteer, chaplain services, Veterans Honoring Veterans, and, if desired, refer to volunteer coordinator and/or chaplain
  • Develop plan of care with goals defined by the patient/family and Hospice interdisciplinary team
  • Provide social work services according to patient plan of care
  • Communicate patient changes or family needs to volunteer, chaplain, massage therapist and minister, if applicable
  • Assist patient/family with applications, forms, etc. for implementation of appropriate services
  • Assist the physician and the interdisciplinary team (including the minister) in understanding the significant social and emotional factors related to the patient's health problems
  • Help the patient/family set priorities
  • Support individual coping mechanisms and facilitate constructive expression of feelings and concerns
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of social work interventions on a regular basis and when changes occur in the patient/family situation
  • Review and update the plan of care as changes occur in the patient's condition and as required by regulations
  • Communicate with team members on an ongoing basis, apprising the primary team of any changes
  • Communicate with other social workers who might provide care in the primary social worker's absence
  • Rotate on-call responsibilities, as needed
  • Conduct timely utilization reviews
  • Participate in volunteer/staff training, as requested
  • Provide support at time of death, when appropriate
  • Attend funeral or receiving to provide support to family
  • Serve palliative care patients, as assigned by team leader

PHYSICAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Visual acuity to read written documentation and computer tasks
  • Speech and hearing skills necessary for telephone interaction and face to face contact
  • Ability to sit as required to perform duties
  • Ability to stand, bend and lift an average of 30 pounds
  • Manual dexterity with the ability to manipulate office equipment and complete written documentation
  • Ability to walk, squat, kneel, climb and balance

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must have an automobile with required insurance coverage and state driver's license




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