Adoray Home Health and Hospice is currently recruiting for a part-time Social Worker to work 8-12 hours per week. This position would require a weekend call rotation 1 weekend per month.
The Social Worker provides services to home health and hospice patients and their families. The individual performs psychological and psychosocial assessments and planning; and implements and evaluates care. S/he is an active participant in the Hospice IDT. S/he also conducts home visits on home health patients as a social work assistant, following the plan of care developed by the MSW.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Completes psychosocial evaluation/assessment visit on each assigned hospice patient and caregiver including history within 5 days of admission.
Makes pre-admission hospice visits as assigned. Assesses appropriateness for hospice care, gives information on Hospice Medicare/Medicaid Benefit and/or other insurance benefits, if any.
Assesses the concerns of home health or hospice patient/caregiver on an ongoing basis.
Assists the home health or hospice patient/caregiver in identifying goals and establishing priorities on an ongoing basis.
Assists the home health or hospice patient/caregiver in assessing financial needs and determines eligibility and availability of appropriate community resources.
Participates in developing the hospice bereavement plan of care through the IDT.
Is a member of hospice Quality Improvement Committee and completes assessments as assigned.
Participates in development of initial hospice care plan in conjunction with IDT specific to the needs of each patient/caregiver within 24 hours of admission.
Ensures pertinent patient information is communicated to the home health or hospice case manager and/or other members of the care team as necessary.
Assists the home health or hospice patient/caregiver in planning for transfer from one setting to another (i.e., home to nursing home) and facilitates implementation as requested.
Assists in planning transition of patient and caregiver if discharge or revocation from the hospice program occurs.
Works under the supervision of the MSW, collaborating as needed regarding patient and caregiver situations.
Establishes and implements the hospice psychosocial care plan within 5 days of admission, and institutes appropriate revisions on an ongoing basis.
Provides home health or hospice social work services to assigned patients per plan of treatment
Assists in facilitating effective adaptation to the crisis of illness and impending death.
Communicates with physician and other team members as needed regarding changes in patient/caregiver status.
Makes referrals to other appropriate health care workers and/or agencies as necessary.
Advises other team members regarding psychosocial needs for specific patient/caregiver situations as appropriate.
Facilitates patient/caregiver conferences to assist them in making decisions and effectively communicate.
Participates in hospice IDT meetings a minimum of every 14 days.Contributes to care plan revisions of all patients reviewed based on knowledge and experience.
Participates in home health care conferences or palliative care team meetings as requested.
Evaluates volunteer services informally and provides input to Volunteer Coordinator, hospice team or palliative care team as appropriate.
Other duties as assigned
Adoray expects employees to understand and to incorporate the values of our organization in their day-to-day practice. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Has a baccalaureate degree in social work from an institution accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and Wisconsin Social Worker License
One year of social work experience in a health care setting required, two years preferred.
Hospice and/or home health experience preferred.
Training or experience in bereavement or grief preferred, including assessment skills.
Understanding and commitment to hospice concept and philosophy.
Valid Driver's license.