Hospice Medical Social Worker

DWS Job #: 9105227  (www.jobs.utah.gov)
Job Title: Hospice Medical Social Worker
Location: SALT LAKE CITY, UT, 84101
Description: Employer Hospice is a leading provider of hospice care services. Through interdisciplinary teams of physicians, nurses, home healthcare aides, social workers, spiritual and other counselors and volunteers, Employer provides hospice care primarily designed to reduce pain and enhance the quality of life of patients facing life-limiting illness. This hospice care is most commonly provided in the patientapos;s home or other residence of choice, including hospitals, assisted living communities and nursing homes. Besides a supportive environment where great works are acknowledged and celebrated, Employer employees enjoy competitive salaries, flexible schedules for many positions, and a range of excellent Full-Time benefits, including: * PPO or HMO medical insurance * Dental insurance * Vision insurance * Company-paid life insurance with A D amp; D coverage * Flexible spending accounts to set aside pre-tax dollars for childcare and medical care * Optional life insurance * Optional long-term disability coverage * Short-term disability plan * 401(k) with a company match * Tuition reimbursement * Employee referral bonus * Generous PTO program with select holidays * Employee recognition programs and an enjoyable work environment Hospice Medical Social Worker Provide wide range of psychosocial services to terminally ill patients and their families, including regularly assessing the patient and family psychosocial needs, and Pre-Bereavement/anticipatory grief needs. Implements the Plan of Care provisions to meet their needs, which include: social service goals for alleviating problems, supportive counseling, problem solving, community referrals pre-bereavement and bereavement care. Regularly re-evaluates the patientapos;s and familyapos;s psychosocial needs. Adheres to Company policies and procedures and regulatory compliance requirements and directives. Requirements: Requirements * Minimum age requirement of 18.* Bachelorapos;s degree in Social Work, Masterapos;s degree preferred. Masters degree from school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education required in states as specified.* Licensure and/or certification as required by the State.* Minimum of two yearapos;s social service experience in a health care setting or social services agency.* Knowledge of and ability to obtain community resources (information and referral, state/federal financial programs and eligibility requirements, etc.).* Compliance with accepted professional standards and practices.* Understands Hospice philosophy, principles of death/dying.* Ability to work in an interdisciplinary setting.* Physical exam in accordance with state law requirements.* Valid driverapos;s license and an automobile that is insured in accordance with state and/or Odyssey requirements and is in good working order.* Satisfactory references from employers and/or professional peers.* Satisfactory criminal background check.* Compliance with accepted professional standards and practices.* Ability to work within an interdisciplinary setting.* Demonstrate excellent observation, judgment and communication skills. Ability to provide good written documentation in a timely manner.* Self-directed with the ability to work with little supervision. Employer Hospice is now a part of Gentiva Health Services. What brings us together is the care we all have for our patients and their families. We share the same passion for what we do. We believe our work really is our calling. If you are interested in becoming a part of Americaapos;s leading provider of home healthcare and hospice services please apply.
Open Date: 11/25/2011
Close Date:
Education: Bachelors
Shifts: Day
Terms: Full
Days Off:
Openings: 1
Work Schedule:
Months of Experience: 0
Lifting Requirement:
Driver License: None
Commission? No

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