Homestead Hospice Social Worker in Greenwood, South Carolina
$2,500 Signing Bonus Attached!!: 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 degree. * Social Work license preferred in accordance with each state’s specific regulations. * Minimum of one (1) year social work experience in a health care setting, preferably hospice. * Licensure by the state * Valid and current LCSW or LMSW license * Excellent listening and communication skills Responsibilities: * 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 resources. * Understanding and acceptance of hospice principles and philosophy of care. * Ability to establish and maintain a therapeutic relationship with patients, families, and colleagues. * Ability 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 families. * Knowledge of the impact of terminal diagnosis and anticipatory grief on psychosocial functioning, family dynamics, and community relations, and of appropriate therapeutic interventions. * Ability to effectively provide individual, group, and family counseling, crisis intervention, and community referrals in accordance with physician’s orders. * Assesses patient/family psychosocial response to terminal illness. Evaluates coping skills in crisis situations. * Explores and evaluates patient/family financial situation and offers appropriate resources as indicated. * Assists in transfer or discharge planning from Homestead Hospice and Palliative Care services when required. * Assists in providing individual and/or group bereavement counseling for all hospice families and staff, when appropriate, to the general Community. * Educates and completes initial volunteer assessment for patients, families, and caregivers; reassess as needed. * Educates and completes initial bereavement assessment for patients, families, and caregivers; reassess as needed. * Provides workshops and presentations on topics related to grief, loss, and bereavement for professional groups and Homestead staff as appropriate. * Increases public awareness of hospice and palliative services through presentations to community groups as appropriate. * Documents timely in EMR on all patients including initial psychosocial assessments, progress notes, and care plans. * Ability to provide appropriate tele mental health interventions when appropriate. * Adheres to CMS, state guidelines, social work standards of practice and Homestead Hospice and Palliative Care policies and procedures. * Performs other duties as assigned.