FULL TIME Social Worker - Hammond, LA

Hammond, Louisiana, United States Full-time

Heart of Hospice 

About Us

The mission at Heart of Hospice is to transform end of life care in the communities we serve. We provide a team approach to ensure our patients and their loved ones are given the best care possible. Our goal is to serve every eligible patient with the same care and compassion we would give to our own families.

Job Opening

We are looking for an experienced, compassionate, caring, and dynamic Full-Time Social Worker. Our Social Workers are responsible for the provision of psychosocial care services to patients and families/caregivers  

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assesses the psychosocial status of patients and families/caregivers related to the patient's terminal illness and environment and communicates findings to the interdisciplinary group in establishing the plan of care.
  • Provides safety assessment in the patient's home setting and plans interventions based on evaluation findings.
  • Provides education and training to the patient and primary care giver as needed in relationship to stress and other identified coping difficulties provided in the plan of care.
  • Provides information and referral services for organization patients and families/caregivers regarding practical and environmental needs.
  • Provides information and serves as liaison between patients and families/caregivers and community agencies.
  • Maintains collaborative relationships with organization personnel to support patient care.
  • Maintains and develops contracts with public and private agencies as resources for patient and personnel.
  • Participates in the development of the individualized plan of care and attends and participates in regularly scheduled interdisciplinary group meetings.
  • Assists physician and other team members in understanding significant social and emotional factors related to health problems and death/dying issues.
  • Actively participates in quality assessment performance improvement teams and activities.
  • Participates in discharge planning and in-service programs related to the needs of the patient.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

* A master’s degree from a school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. LCSW preferred.

* Minimum of one year's experience in health care, hospice experience preferred.

* Documented clinical experience appropriate to the counseling and casework needs of the terminally ill; Hospice experience preferred.