Hospice Social Worker – LMSW

Career Title: Hospice Social Worker – LMSW
City: Kokomo
State: Indiana

Our Hospice Social Workers are the heart of our organization who support patients by providing medical social work services and coordinating with the interdisciplinary team to ensure patients and families experience optimal care and service.We are proud to have some of the best and brightest individuals in the healthcare industry on our team. We are confident you will find purpose, meaning and a chance to make a positive impact from day one. Apply today!

We are seeking a full-time Social Worker to serve patients in our Kokomo area office.

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assessing the psychosocial status of patients and families/caregivers related to the patient’s illness and the environment and communicates findings to the registered nurse and other members of the interdisciplinary group
  • Carrying out social evaluations, including family dynamics, caregiver abilities, communication patterns, high risks for suicide, neglect or abuse, and plans interventions based on evaluation findings
  • Counseling patients and family/caregivers as needed in relationship to stress and other identified coping difficulties, providing crisis intervention when necessary
  • Assessing for any special needs related to the culture of the patient and family
  • Maintaining clinical records on all patients referred to social work
  • Participating in the development of the individualized plan of care involving the patient and family, and attending regularly scheduled interdisciplinary group meetings
  • Assisting physicians and other team members in understanding significant social and emotional factors related to health problems and death/dying issues
  • Assisting family and patient in planning for funeral arrangements, financial, legal and healthcare decision responsibilities
  • Ensuring compliance with all state and federal legal and regulatory requirements
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned

EXPERIENCE AND REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Graduate of a Master’s program in social worker accredited by the Council on Social Work Education
  • Current licensure according to Medicare guidelines to practice in state of operation
  • 1+ year experience in healthcare social work
  • Experience in home health or hospice preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and organization skills