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Social Worker

Company: Homestead Hospice
Location: Myrtle Beach
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Work with a team of professionals to utilize your caregiving and resource skills to help our hospice patients and their families on their journey. Hospice can be a rewarding and satisfying career in which you collaborate with the nurse, chaplain, aide, physician, and volunteers. You will see patients in their homes, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities in Horry and Georgetown counties. Come join our team today!Job Summary:As a member of the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT), the Homestead Hospice and Palliative Care social worker helps patients, families, and caregivers with emotional needs and community resources related to their end of life journey.Qualifications:Graduate of a school of social work approved by the Council of Social Work Education with a master's degreeSocial Work license preferred in accordance with each state's specific regulationsMinimum of one (1) year social work experience in a health care setting, preferably hospiceLicensure by the stateValid and current LCSW or LMSW licenseExcellent listening and communication skillsResponsibilities:Knowledgeable regarding psychosocial and emotional factors that impact multiple health issues; understanding of medical regimens, psychiatric diagnoses, social work treatment interventions, and Community health/welfare resourcesUnderstanding and acceptance of hospice principles and philosophy of careAbility to establish and maintain a therapeutic relationship with patients, families, and colleaguesAbility to function as an active member of Homestead Hospice and Palliative Care IDT to create/implement a plan of care and provide education to IDT on social and emotional factors related to care of terminally ill patients and their familiesKnowledge of the impact of terminal diagnosis and anticipatory grief on psychosocial functioning, family dynamics, and community relations, and of appropriate therapeutic interventionsAbility to effectively provide individual, group, and family counseling, crisis intervention, and community referrals in accordance with physician's ordersAssesses patient/family psychosocial response to terminal illness. Evaluates coping skills in crisis situationsExplores and evaluates patient/family financial situation and offers appropriate resources as indicatedAssists in transfer or discharge planning from Homestead Hospice and Palliative Care services when requiredAssists in providing individual and/or group bereavement counseling for all hospice families and staff, when appropriate, to the general CommunityEducates and completes initial volunteer assessment for patients, families, and caregivers; reassess as neededEducates and completes initial bereavement assessment for patients, families, and caregivers; reassess as neededProvides workshops and presentations on topics related to grief, loss, and bereavement for professional groups and Homestead staff as appropriateIncreases public awareness of hospice and palliative services through presentations to community groups as appropriateDocuments timely in EMR on all patients including initial psychosocial assessments, progress notes, and care plansAbility to provide appropriate tele mental health interventions when appropriateAdheres to CMS, state guidelines, social work standards of practice and Homestead Hospice and Palliative Care policies and proceduresPerforms other duties as assigned

Keywords: Homestead Hospice, Wilmington , Social Worker, Healthcare , Myrtle Beach, North Carolina

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