Social Worker-MSW Required(20 hours per week)
Company: Chapters Health Systems
Posted on: May 3, 2021
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- Master’s degree or above in Social Work (CSWE accredited); SWs
hired before 2009 who have degrees in other fields are
grandfathered in; SWs hired before 4/21/2019 who have BSWs are
grandfathered in (Note: Home Health requires MSW)
- Minimum of one (1) year of experience including
social work/counseling internship in health care or hospital
- Familiarity with and working knowledge of the concepts and
practices of both adult and pediatric patients:
Hospice: death and dying Palliative: serious illness
- Previous experience working with an EMR/EHR (Electronic
Medical/Health Record) system
- Experience in children, family, and group modalities
- Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously and
effectively handle the emotional stress of the workload
- Able to remain calm, professional, trouble shoot and intervene
with patient/family crisis situations
- Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal
- Ability to work in a team environment and intervene
- Mobile Driver - Valid driver's license and automobile insurance
per Company policy
- Ability to travel to off-site locations
- Ability to physically access any home, hospital, clinic,
nursing home, and assisted living facility (i.e., navigate stairs,
narrow stairs, narrow spaces, lack of air conditioning, etc.)
- Satisfactorily complete competency requirements for this
Responsibilities of all employees:
- Represent Company professionally at all times through care
delivered and/or services provided to all clients.
- Must demonstrate high ethical standards in areas of Hospice
mission, confidentiality, sensitivity, and flexibility.
- Comply with all State, federal and local government
regulations, maintaining a strong position against fraud and
- Comply with company policies, procedures and standard
- Observe company's health, safety and security practices.
- Maintain the confidentiality of patients, families, colleagues
and other sensitive situations within company.
- Use resources in a fiscally responsible manner.
- Promote company through participation in community and
- Participate proactively in improving performance at the micro
and macro levels.
- Improve own professional knowledge and skill level.
- Advance electronic media skills.
- Support company research and educational activities.
- Share expertise with co-workers both formally and
- Participate in Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement
activities as appropriate.
- Performs and documents psychosocial assessment.
- Empowers patient/families to negotiate with resource providers
and make decisions on their own behalf.
- Assists other clinical staff in (1) understanding family
dynamics as well as significant social and emotional factors
related to health problems and (2) developing a plan to address
issues in a nonjudgmental manner.
- Maintains documentation in a manner that reflects timeliness,
completeness, accuracy, legibility, clarity of goals and
- Consults and collaborates with other professionals to promote
quality care and continuity of patient/family care.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Home Health Specific:
- Participates in the development of the individualized Plan of
Care and participates in Case Conferences.
- Observes clinical symptoms, reaction to treatment regimen, and
emotional status and reports to the appropriate staff along with
- Anticipates barriers to pain and symptom management; identifies
differences in goals of curative and palliative care; and provides
- Respects patient’s wishes and stated goals when planning and
- Shares joint responsibility with other clinicians and
volunteers to provide care to patients and families including
psychosocial support, advanced directive information, development
of Plan of Care, and other social services depending on the
- Attends and participates in Interdisciplinary Group (IDG)
meetings; assists in developing and updating the Plan of Care;
facilitates understanding of social services and bereavement
aspects of care, and provides team with goals and interventions for
- Evaluates bereavement needs including making condolence calls,
evaluating risk and coordinating the Plan of Care with Bereavement
Palliative Care Specific:
- Assists the palliative care team and/or directly facilitates
patient-family meetings for goal setting and advance care
- Provides emotional support for patients and families facing
- Coordinates educational and outreach services relevant to the
social services – palliative care interface.
- Provides liaison function: (1) between system-wide outpatient
palliative care team and inpatient palliative care team, discharge
planning and social service departments and (2) between palliative
care team and community hospice, home care agencies, long term care
facilities and other community services.
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