Social Worker - Hospice
Job Summary: Responsible for assessing, planning, organizing, documenting and providing medical social work services in accordance with the hospice philosophy, social services best practice, and hospice plan of care.
Minimum Qualifications: Current license to practice as a social worker in the State of Michigan required. Master’s Degree in Social Work from a school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education required. BCLS certification required. One year of recent hospice experience as a master’s level social worker required.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: One-year (1) experience in a home health and hospice setting preferred. Knowledge evident in implementation of social work interventions as ordered by a physician in the plan of care. Understands patient assessment protocols. Must have effective interpersonal skills in all areas of communication with strong oral communication skills. Will spend up to 75% of work time in conversation with health care team members and customers. Must be able to work independently and be capable of solving problems with theoretical and practical approaches using good judgment. Ability to maintain patient confidentiality. Able to work in a self-directed and collaborative environment. Must exhibit strong clinical, organizational, documentation and teaching skills. Has critical thinking skills and ability to support the homecare and hospice philosophies. Demonstrates cultural sensitivity in order to work with patients from a variety of cultural, religious and socio-economic backgrounds. Has a working knowledge of federal and state regulations for hospice and homecare. Able to assess and prioritize multiple tasks, projects and demands. Able to meet deadlines with a high degree of accuracy. Demonstrates personal accountability for own continuous growth and development and seeks out appropriate learning opportunities to enhance competency and improve performance. Creates a caring experience for both internal and external customers, is courteous and respectful, anticipates and responds to customer needs. Is committed to continuous improvement for customers which includes safety, quality of care and excellent service, and gives high priority to customer satisfaction.
Working Conditions: May work in unpredictable home environments that include variations in cleanliness, temperature, behaviors, smoke, animals, and other potential hazards. Required to drive a car in all types of weather.
Physical Requirements: Constantly see/visual acuity, talk/hear. Frequently stand, sit, walk, reach, push/pull, handle/grasp/feel, bend/twist, stoop/kneel/crouch, taste/smell, lift/carry 1 to 50+ lbs.