Hospice Social Worker

Alpine, TX, USA
June 12, 2024

Job Description

Hospice Social Worker (MSW)

Angels Care Hospice

 

Why Angels Care Hospice?

Angels Care Hospice has a simple philosophy: WE SERVE PATIENTS. Over the past 20+ years, we have grown to be one of the largest Home Health Care providers, with over 80 locations located throughout the US.

Angels Care Hospice is Nationally Recognized as a ‘Great Place to Work’!

Job Description:

The social worker contracted or employed through the organization is responsible for the implementation of standards of care for medical social work services.

Job Functions:

  • Assesses the psychosocial status of patients and families/caregivers related to the patient’s terminal illness and environment.
  • Provides an assessment of the patient’s identified residence and assistance when this is unsafe, and another plan is required.
  • Carries out social evaluations, including family dynamics, caregiver abilities, communication patterns, high risks for suicide, neglect or abuse and plans intervention.
  • Counsels patients, families & caregivers as needed in relationship to stress, and other identified coping difficulties.
  • Crisis intervention when necessary.
  • Educates interdisciplinary group on any special needs related to the culture of the patient and family.
  • Maintains clinical records on all patients referred to social work; prepares clinical and progress notes.
  • Provides information and referral services for organization patients, families, & caregivers regarding practical and environmental needs.
  • Serves as liaison between patients, families, caregivers, and community agencies.
  • Maintains collaborative relationships with organization personnel to support patient care.
  • Develops contracts with public and private agencies as resources for patients and personnel.
  • Actively participates in quality assessment performance improvement teams and activities.

 

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.