Hospice Social Worker - Offsite - Full Time - Days at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 3/21/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
    Full-Time
  • Date Posted:
    3/21/2020
  • Job ID:
    20003705
  • Job Family
    Hospice
  • Travel
    Yes, 100 % of the Time
  • Shift
    1 - Day
  • Application Zone
    1-Shared Services
  • Organization
    AdventHealth Palm Coast

Job Description


Description

Our Mission is to extend the healing ministry of Christ.

Employees are hired to help Adventist Health System extend the healing ministry of Christ. They are expected to exhibit a continuous behavior of professionalism, which includes but is not limited to, treating customers and co-workers with respect and dignity, aligning behavior with customer service principles, maintaining customer and patient confidentiality, abiding by employee guidelines for professional behavior, appearance, and communication, exhibiting teamwork behaviors, being effective in conflict resolution, helping others to understand issues and accept changes, demonstrating high standards of work performance and flexibility, maintaining positive interdepartmental relationships, keeping a positive attitude, and adhering to the policies and procedures of the organization. 

GENERAL SUMMARY:

The Hospice Social Worker delivers various social work services to hospice patients and families. The purpose of social work intervention is to provide initial psychosocial evaluation, ongoing psychosocial support, direct casework services, and referral to community resources to assist with end of life care needs, as well as to engage in community education and outreach.  Through collaboration with the hospice interdisciplinary team, the Hospice Social Worker implements, evaluates, and changes as needed individualized plans of care. He/she assists in identifying and implementing measures and interventions to assist patients and families in reaching desired outcomes. The Hospice Social Worker reports to the Assistant Director of Operations.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

? Demonstrates critical thinking skills, analysis and sound clinical judgment in the care of hospice patients/families and uses the social work process to address the physical, emotional, psychosocial, and spiritual needs of patients and families

? Conducts a systematic assessment of the physical, psychosocial, and functional aspects of the patient and family and their impact on potential outcomes

? Determines patient/family problems, issues and needs to provide an individualized plan of care with the collaboration of the interdisciplinary group

? Participates as a member of the Bereavement Team as assigned

? Maintains accurate, timely documentation and meets Hospice Medicare Conditions of Participation requirements

? Is proficient with electronic medical record documentation

? Assures compliance with payor source guidelines

? Acts in an educational and advocacy role, in patient care, with peers and in the community

? Recognizes an respects diversity and the influence of personal and cultural values on perceptions regarding health care and their impact on the delivery and quality of care

? Demonstrates caring behavior and connectedness while maintaining personal and professional boundaries

? Demonstrates flexibility, responsibility and acc

Qualifications

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

? Must have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to reflect on professional practice and personal presence in the therapeutic setting

? Must be able to identify and use community resources in a timely, proactive manner on behalf of the HospiceCare patient/family

? Must have a sound knowledge of counseling skills

? Must be able to work independently and exhibit self-direction in maintaining the daily caseload

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

? Minimum of  high school degree or equivalent and graduation from a vocational or other technical school with training and apprenticeship

? Graduate of a Master's program in Social Work required

? Must have one year experience in a healthcare setting

  
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE PREFERRED:

? Hospice experience preferred


LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED:

? Must be licensed or eligible for licensure within the State of Florida (LCSW)

? Must maintain active drivers license


This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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