Medical Social Worker - Hospice PRN

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POST DATE 8/16/2016
END DATE 11/10/2016

SCL Health Wheat Ridge, CO

Company
SCL Health
Job Classification
Part Time
Company Ref #
16006179
AJE Ref #
575894383
Location
Wheat Ridge, CO
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Masters Degree

JOB DESCRIPTION

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Lutheran Hospice is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit health care organization.

Interested in making a difference? Then check us out. Our rich heritage and mission, and our focus on health care delivery that values person-centered care, excellence and accountability are a winning combination as we bring health and hope to our patients.

Fast Facts

* Wheat Ridge, Colo. (estab. 1985)

* Provides comprehensive & compassionate end-of-life care

Services & Expertise

* Provides medical, emotional & spiritual care to patients & families

* Serves patients & families in their homes & other care settings

* Provides inpatient care for management of acute symptoms at our beautiful, freestanding Collier Hospice Center

* Offers ongoing bereavement support groups, counseling & resources for families, caregivers & community

* All physicians are Hospice & Palliative Care certified

* Accredited by The Joint Commission

Visit: www.lutheranmedicalcenter.org

The Social Worker provides services to respond to the emotional needs of patients and their families. This employee also assists with patient admissions and the referral process.

* As part of the admission process, meet with the patient and family to review policies on advanced directives, patient rights and non-discrimination.

* Conduct and document a social services evaluation, including identification of patient problems/ needs. Meet with appropriate facility staff concerning patient issues. Provide social work consultation to patients, families and staff, as requested.

* Provide/arrange for social work services as indicated by patient/family needs.

* Assist patients, as needed, with financial planning.

* Maintain communications with caseworkers.

* Keep the patients family informed of patient problems, personal needs, transfers and changes of level assignment.

* Maintain a current list of community resources to facilitate referrals. Act as a liaison between the facility and the community.

* Assure all documentation complies with applicable regulations. Act in compliance with all corporate, State, Federal and other regulatory standards.

* Participate in the quality improvement process of the facility. Attend and participate in facility meetings, as required. Participate in and/or provide in-service education sessions.

* Access continuing education opportunities appropriate to discipline and responsibilities.

* Perform other duties, as assigned.

The information above is for summary purposes, and is not intended to be a comprehensive list of essential functions.



This is a PRN position covering vacation and sick calls for Hospice Homecare, Hospice Inpatient, and Palliative Care Home program.

* Master's in Social Work, required

* LCSW, preferred

* Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills, required

* Demonstrated ability to assess patient needs, develop and implement a plan of care and coordinate the discharge planning process, required

* Masters degree in Social Work, preferred

* Knowledge of accreditation standards and compliance requirements, preferred

* One (1) year of Social Work experience in a hospice or palliative care setting, required for PRN