Full time Social Worker

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States Full-time

Job Title:

Social Worker

Reports To:

Patient Care Manager

Exemption Status:  

Exempt

 

 

Job Description Summary

 

The Social Worker is responsible for ensuring the social service needs of the patients and caregivers are met.

 

JOB 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.
  • Knowledge of and adherence to all policy and procedures.
  • Maintains compliance by documenting accurately and timely within the organization’s electronic health record.
  • Lives the Mission, strives to achieve the Vision and exemplifies the Core Values of the organization.
  • Works toward exceeding chosen Pillar goals in the areas of Employee Satisfaction, Customer Satisfaction,    Quality Service, Compliance, Growth and Financial Performance.
  • Knowledge of and adherence to the employee Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics.               

                                                             

The above statements are intended to be a summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those stated in this description.

 

 

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.

Primarily frequent in nature with exerting up to fifty pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to twenty pounds of force frequently, and/or up to ten pounds of force constantly to move objects: reaching, lifting, carrying, handling, walking, sitting, standing, bending, squatting, climbing, kneeling, and twisting.  Position may require pushing and pulling up to 300 lbs. Frequent to continuous speaking, hearing, near visual acuity, far visual acuity, depth perception, typing and driving.

 

Heart of Hospice is an equal opportunity employer.