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SOCIAL WORKER - HOSPICE

Grane Home Health and Hospice
STATE COLLEGE, Pennsylvania

Job Summary

Our Company

Grane Home Health & Hospice

Overview

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 that both patients and their families have an optimal care experience. Take this chance to make a meaningful impact with your career today!

 

Our comprehensive benefits include:

  • Medical and dental benefits
  • Short- and long-term disability
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k) program
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Vendor discounts
Responsibilities
  • Assesses the psychosocial status of patients and families/caregivers related to the patient's terminal illness and environment and communicates findings to the registered nurse and other members of the interdisciplinary group. Provides an assessment in the patient's identified residence and assistance when this is not safe 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 based on evaluation findings. Counsels patient and family/caregivers as needed in relationship to stress, and other identified coping difficulties. Provides crisis intervention when necessary.
  • Assesses for, and educates interdisciplinary group, on any special needs related to the culture of the patient and family. Includes communication, role of family, space, and any special traditions or taboos.
  • Maintains clinical records on all patients referred to social work.
  • Educates patients and families on, and assists in, preparation of advanced directives.
  • Provides information and referral services for organization patients and families/caregivers regarding practical and environmental needs.
  • Provides information to patients and families/caregivers and community agencies.
  • Serves as liaison between patients and families/caregivers and community agencies.
  • Maintains collaborative relationships with organization personnel to support patient care.
  • Maintains and develops contracts with public and private agencies as resources for patient and personnel.
  • Participates in the development of the individualized plan of care, involving the patient and family, and attends regularly scheduled interdisciplinary group meetings, assisting the team in recognizing the effects of the psychosocial stresses on the symptoms of the terminal illness.
  • Assists physician and other team members in understanding significant social and emotionalfactors related to health problems and death/dying issues.
  • Actively participates in quality assessment performance improvement teams and activities.
  • Assists family and patient in planning for funeral arrangements, financial, legal, and healthcare decision responsibilities.
  • Other duties as delegated by the Clinical Supervisor.
Qualifications
  • A graduate of a master’s program in social work (MSW) accredited by the Council onSocial Work EducationORA graduate of a bachelor’s program in social work accredited by the Council onSocial Work Education. Meets personnel qualifications stated in §418.114(b)(3).
  • Minimum of one (1) years’ experience in health care, hospice experience preferred.
  • Understands hospice philosophy, and issues of death/dying.
  • Experience in a hospice care preferred.
  • Demonstrates good verbal and written communication, and organization skills.
  • Current licensure according to Medicare guidelines to practice in state of operation.
  • Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state ororganization requirements and is in good working order.
About our Line of BusinessAt Grane Home Health & Hospice, our primary ambition is to bring first-class care to the warmest and most serene environment possible: home. We provide the full spectrum of home health and hospice services, thoughtfully tailored to the individual needs of patients and families. As part of the BrightSpring Health Services family of brands, Grane Home Health & Hospice is grounded in a foundational commitment to providing exceptional patient care and championing our agency leadership and teams. We are proud to have some of the best and brightest individuals in the health care industry on our team. We are confident you will find purpose, meaning and a chance to make a positive impact from day one. For more information about Grane Home Health & Hospice, please visit www.GraneHospice.com. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

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