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Hospice Medical Social Worker in Texarkana, TX at Jordan

Date Posted: 5/24/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

CIMA Hospice iscurrently in search of an experienced, hard-working Licensed Master SocialWorker to join their team!  This is the perfect time to join thegrowing hospice and outpatient care industry!

  • Fulltime
  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible scheduling options
  • Continuing Education and Mentoring Programs
  • Administrative Support Team
  • Has a full time staff to manage all physician orders, insurance companies and other support you need while you focus on meeting the needs of your clients. We offer continuing education and support a collaborative approach.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Primary function is toprovide coordinated care in the home to patients in the age groups served byCIMA Hospice and perform psychosocial assessments, analysis, counseling andreferrals to meet the needs of the patient and their family/significant others.The Licensed Social Worker (LSW) is to improve the patient’s psychosocialcondition by intervening in those social, emotional, and environmental aspectsof the patient’s life which impact significantly upon his/her overall healthstatus. The LSW achieves this goal by performing visits with patients to assessthe psychosocial needs of the patients. The LSW can then assist the patient ingaining access to necessary services and community resources. The LSW can alsothen provide necessary interventions and counseling to enhance the patient’ssocial functioning, to improve problem-solving skills, and to improve copingabilities. The LSW participates in public information and marketing activitiesand maintains knowledge of current medical social work trends, techniques andinnovations. The LSW upholds regulatory standards and CIMA Hospice policies andperforms all duties in accordance with physician’s orders and under the directionand supervision of a Social Service Manager and Director of Nurses.

ClinicalResponsibilities:

  • Assesses each patient’s social and emotional factors in order to estimate the patient’s capacity and potential to cope with problems of daily living.
  • Schedules patient visits as necessary according to patient needs and as per physician’s orders.
  • Helps each patient and his/her family to understand, accept and follow medical recommendations.
  • Provides services to each patient aimed at restoring the patient to optimal psychological and social adjustment.
  • Assists each patient and his/her family with personal and environmental difficulties.
  • Utilizes community resources to assist each patient in resuming life in the community or in learning to live within the limitations of his/her disability or illness.
  • Assists the physician and other members of the care team in understanding the significant social and emotional factors related to each patient’s health problems.
  • Coordinates with all members of each patient’s care team regarding changes in the patient’s condition and needs.
  • Ensures that each patient’s care plan includes identified psychosocial problems, approaches and goals.
  • Follows and implements the agency’s policies and procedures regarding infection control and safety measures.
  • General job responsibilities summary include:
  1. Ongoing interdisciplinary assessment of the patient;

  2. Providing services that are ordered by the physician as indicated in the plan of care;

  3. Patient, caregiver, and family counseling;

  4. Patient and caregiver education;

  5. Preparing clinical notes;

  6. Communication with all physicians involved in the plan of care and other health care practitioners (as appropriate) related to the current plan of care;

  7. Participation in the Agency’s QAPI program; and

  8. Participation in Agency’s-sponsored in-service training

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education/Skills

1.) Has a Master ofSocial Work (MSW) degree from a school of social work  accredited by theCouncil  on Social Work Education; or

2.)Has a Baccalaureatedegree in Social Work from an institution accredited by the Council on SocialWork Education, or a baccalaureate degree in Psychology, Sociology, or otherfield related to Social work is supervised by a MSW and has 1 year social workexperience in a healthcare setting; or

3.) Has a Baccalaureatedegree from a school of Social Work accredited by the Council on Social WorkEducation, is employed by the Hospice Agency before December 2, 2008, and isnot required to be supervised by a MSW.

 

Certification/Licensure         

Must be certified in theState of the Agency location where they will be

Practicing as  aSocial Worker.  Must have a current Texas Driver’s License.

Training                                 

Must have at least oneyear of experience as a Social Worker in a health care setting.  Mustpossess a working knowledge of community resources available to assist patientsand their families/significant others as needs are identified. Must completeCIMA’s on the job internship training with an assigned mentor utilizing agencyspecific competency modules.

Employee will functionunder the supervision of a mentor until competency has been demonstrated in allappropriate areas.

Special Requirements

Strong leadership andorganizational skills.  Excellent verbal and written communicationskills.  Exhibition of good judgment and ability to work independently.May be required to work under stressful conditions to meet deadlines and tomake quick decisions and resource acquisition in order to meetpatient/family/significant others psychosocial needs. Must possess a motorvehicle in good working condition, which is available during work hours, withcurrent proof of insurance.  Must agree to and pass a criminal historybackground check.

We offer an excellentcompensation package with a positive, professional work environment. Qualified applicants can apply online.