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Hospice Social Worker MSW

Company: Accord Health Group
Location: Show Low
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description Accord Hospice is growing and looking for a qualified compassionate MSW to join our team. The Social Worker is a responsible member for the interdisciplinary team and to provide social services to the patient and family in the home. This will be consistent with Hospice policies and procedures. Provide supportive and/or counsel to patients/families in keeping with patients/families needs. This includes assisting patients and their families to understand, accept and follow medical recommendations. Help family and patient to utilize resources available to them through family and community. Refer as necessary. JOB SUMMARY: To deliver varied social work services to Hospice patients and their families. To provide initial emotional, spiritual, psychosocial assessments, ongoing counseling, bereavement services and community education, outreach and referral. The Hospice social worker is an integral part of the Hospice IDG. QUALIFICATIONS: Educational/Degree and A Hospice Social Worker must at least meet one of the following Training/Licensure: options: 1. Have an MSW degree from a school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), and one year of experience in a health care setting. 2. Have a baccalaureate degree in social work (BSW) from a school of social work accredited by the CSWE, and one year of experience in a health care setting and be supervised by a MSW from a school of social work accredited by the CSWE and who has one year of experience in a health care setting. 3. Have a baccalaureate degree in psychology, sociology or other field related to social work, and at least one year of social work experience in a health care setting and be supervised by a MSW from a school of social work accredited by the CSWE and who has one year of experience in a health care setting. 1. Performs initial psychosocial, emotional, spiritual and bereavement assessments and assists in the development and implementation of goal-directed IDG care plan. 2. Conducts ongoing reassessments of patient/family needs and counseling as required. 3. Provides short term crisis intervention and individual or family counseling when indicated. 4. Provides services, under the direction of a physician (who approves plan of care). 5. Participates as a member of the Bereavement Team as assigned. 6. Observes, assesses and brings to IDG conferences information regarding psychosocial, emotional, spiritual, physical and financial conditions affecting the patient and family. 7. Assumes the active role of advocate for the patient/family unit. 8. Develops and maintains contact with appropriate community agencies and services in order to promote interagency cooperation and to facilitate related referrals. 9. Documents comprehensive psychosocial, emotional and spiritual assessment clearly and concisely in a timely manner. 10. All patient/family visits, telephone contacts and referral actions are recorded in the patient record per policy. 11. Provides ongoing counseling related to issues of death and dying to the patient and family as needed. 12. Attends staff meetings, IDG and other meetings as assigned and appropriate. 13. Participates in the orientation program as assigned. 14. Adheres to all Hospice policies. 15. Assumes responsibility for own personal and professional development and maintenance of skills in social work. 16. Exhibits Hospice philosophy in all job related roles. 17. Other duties as assigned by Director/Manager of Patient Services.

Keywords: Accord Health Group, Scottsdale , Hospice Social Worker MSW, Other , Show Low, Arizona

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