Social Worker (PT)

April 6, 2021 |

Department: Hospice

Status/Schedule: Part Time

Shift: Varies

Posting Date: 04/06/2021

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  • Education: Master's degree in social work and current Kentucky license
  • Experience: Preferred 2 years

Job Description:

  • Gathers and updates knowledge of available Community Resources and assists the Patient/Family and Staff in utilizing appropriate resources.
  • Accepts referrals for Hospice and explains Hospice Care and Philosophy to potential Hospice Patients and Families.
  • Initiates and coordinates Social Services to aid the Patient/Family from institutional care to Hospice home care.
  • Conducts initial and ongoing Social Assessments of Patients as indicated by Hospice policy.
  • Updates plan of care as indicated by Social Assessments.
  • Upon request by Hospice team member, arranges for DME/Supplies to be delivered to Patient’s home.
  • Attends Interdisciplinary team meetings and contributes to the plan of care regarding needs of Hospice Patients/Families.
  • Assess Patient/Family needs and refer to appropriate resources.
  • Evaluates and assesses Patient/Family insurance coverage and refers to Community Based Services for financial assist, if applicable.
  • Accompanies Hospice Team member on Hospice admissions and completes paperwork necessary for Hospice admission.
  • Explains Hospice Medicare/Medicaid insurance benefits to Patient/Families.
  • Is familiar with the concept of death/dying as related to the terminally ill.
  • Participates in the orientation, training and coordination of Hospice volunteers.
  • Assists with bereavement services.
  • Participates in opportunities for continuing education and professional self development.
  • Maintains confidentiality of all information.
  • Observes personal hygiene and dress code as outlined in the hospital policy handbook.
  • Contacts and utilizes community resources and other pertinent sources in order to mobilize services on patient’s behalf.
  • Maintains Social Work License.
  • Actions are consistent with the Hospital’s Purpose, Vision and Values. The Social Worker will also adhere to the Hospital’ Legal Compliance Program.
  • Prior to requesting time off, will arrange for Hospice coverage by contracted Social Worker and will notify Director of Hospice of arrangement prior to time off.

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