• Hospice Social Worker **PAID MILEAGE**

    Assured Hospice Care, LLC
    Job Description

    Job description

    Qualifications:

    · Social Work degree (MSW).

    · Currently licensed by the state of Georgia to practice social work (LMSW/LCSW)

    · Minimum of one (1) year social work experience, preferably in health care setting.

    Job Knowledge:

    • Knowledgeable regarding psychosocial and emotional factors which impact multiple health issues; understanding of medical regimens, psychiatric diagnoses, social work treatment interventions, and community health/welfare resources.
    • Understanding and acceptance of hospice principles and philosophy of care.
    • Ability to establish and maintain therapeutic relationship with patients, families and colleagues.
    • Ability to function as participating member of Assured Hospice Care Interdisciplinary Team.
    • Knowledge of the impact of terminal diagnosis and anticipatory grief on psychosocial functioning, family dynamics, and community relations, and at appropriate therapeutic interventions.
    • Ability to effectively provide individual, group, and family counseling; crisis intervention; and community referrals.

    Responsibilities:

    • Provides counseling services to the patient, family, and significant others in accordance with physician’s orders.
    • Assesses patient/family psychosocial response to terminal illness. Evaluates coping skills in crisis situations.
    • Provides an assessment in the patient’s identified residence and assistance when this is not safe and another plan is required.
    • Assists patient, family, and Assured Hospice Care staff in utilizing community resources.
    • Explores and evaluates patient/family financial situation and offers appropriate resources as indicated.
    • Assists in transfer or discharge planning from Assured Hospice Care services when required.
    • Assists in providing individual and/or group bereavement counseling for all hospice families and, when appropriate, to the general community.
    • Assists Assured Hospice Care team members in understanding the significant social and emotional factors related to care of terminally ill patients and their families.
    • Works with Assured Hospice Care team members to create and implement plan of care.
    • Participates as requested in the orientation, training, and coordinating of Assured Hospice Care volunteers.
    • Provides workshops and presentations on topics related to grief, loss, and bereavement for professional groups as appropriate.
    • Increases public awareness of hospice services through presentations to community groups as appropriate.
    • Writes timely clinical records on all patients including initial psychosocial assessments, progress notes, and care plans.
    • Participates in social work on-call duties as assigned.
    • Adheres to Assured Hospice Care policies and procedures.
    • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor or designee.

    **Proudly serving the counties of Bartow, Chattooga, Cherokee, Cobb, Dawson, Douglas, Floyd, Forsyth, Fulton, Gilmer, Gordon, Gwinnett, Haralson, Murray, Paulding, Pickens, and Polk**

    Benefits:

    Medical

    Dental

    Matching 401k program

    Job Type: Full-time

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