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Social Worker - BSW

  • Job ID: 846970070
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: Family Hospice & Palliative Care OP
  • Department: Hospice Social Serv
  • Location: 20 Sheraton Drive, Altoona PA 16603
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $16.04 to $25.55 / hour

Description

Family Hospice is hiring a full-time Social Worker to work day shifts! Apply today to learn more! 
Provide brief problem focused assessments, psychosocial support to include end of life and bereavement services, and timely and appropriate discharge planning based on anticipated needs.

Responsibilities:

 

  • Educate and advocate for patients and families to enhance their ability to make informed decisions regarding medical care, discharge planning, advance directives and end of life care.
  • Collaborate effectively with the healthcare team, patients and families and relevant community resources to develop and implement and individualized plan of care.
  • Demonstrates expertise in accessing social systems by providing resource-specific information to patients and families, initiating contact with appropriate resources and facilitating the patient / family's ability to accept referrals.
  • Demonstrate appropriate professional practice, maintaining respect for confidentiality and freedom of choice as outlined by the Code of Ethics by the National Association of Social Workers as well as the State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify, assess, counsel and effectively intervene with medically and psychosocially complex patients.
  • Provides accurate, timely and appropriate documentation of all social work interventions in the medical record per regulatory policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of reimbursement systems, the ability to educate patients and families regarding payer requirements / coverage for post-acute care services and the ability to effectively advocate on behalf of the patient.
  • Complete a psychosocial assessment that includes social, economic, cultural, age-related and behavioral factors, history of child, elder or domestic abuse, prior psychiatric or substance abuse treatment, family and social support systems and all other available resources as appropriate to the clinical situation.
  • Maintain extensive knowledge of federal, state and local assistance programs and community resources that affect patient needs.
  • Continue to monitor and evaluate the plan of care, options and available services throughout the healthcare system to effectively meet the patient and family's need. Reassess the plan of care as status changes or at a minimum of every 3 days.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Social Work (BSW - BASW) degree required from a school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
  • Minimum of one year Social Worker experience in a healthcare setting required.


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