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Social Worker

Company: Transitions Group
Location: mundelein
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Transitions is seeking a LCSW to join our growing family! The Hospice Social Worker will provide a wide range of psychosocial care to terminally ill patients and their families, including regularly assessing the patient and family psychosocial needs and pre-Bereavement/anticipatory grief needs. Travel is necessary.

What We Offer:

We offer competitive salary, benefits packages and a supportive and collaborative environment with room to grow.

Medical, Dental, Vision, Life insurance

Travel Reimursement

401k w/ Company Match

Tuition Reimbursement

Company Phone and Laptop

Responsibilities

  • Conduct initial psychosocial and pre-bereavement assessment of patient/family/caregiver in a thorough, accurate, compassionate and timely fashion
  • Function as a support person for the patient/family/caregiver on an ongoing basis
  • Function as expert and facilitator of obtaining community resources to meet the needs of patients and families, including financial assistance. Assist families with referrals to community resources when indicated
  • Assist with Advanced Directives
  • Assist with placement, when appropriate
  • Develop and document a plan for psychosocial and pre-bereavement needs and care, in conjunction with the interdisciplinary team
  • Evaluate and revise plans of care on a regular basis with the interdisciplinary team.
  • Complete and maintain all patient records at the patients residence and submit accurate and relevant notes regarding patient condition and care
  • Provide consultation, education, and support to the interdisciplinary team on social services and spiritual care
  • Conduct pre-bereavement and bereavement visits with patients and families as appropriate and/or assigned in the hospice plan of care
  • Assist patient/family/caregiver and other team members in providing continuity of care
  • Participate in evening/weekend call as required, conducting on-call services in a clinically competent and responsive manner
  • Maintain all clinical records, reports for purposes of evaluation and reporting agency activities as prescribed and in compliance with local, state and federal laws.
  • Coordinate travel time for visits and manage caseload to deliver care in a cost-effective manner that demonstrates an understanding of hospice reimbursement methodologies
  • Minimum age requirement of 18.
  • Masters degree in Social Work, accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, licensure as required by the state
  • Minimum of 2-year social service or counseling experience in a healthcare setting.
  • Knowledge and ability to obtain community resources (information and referral, state/federal financial programs and eligibility requirements)
  • Experience working with death and dying, individual/family/caregiver
  • Ability to work as a member of an interdisciplinary team within an interdisciplinary setting
  • Ability to accept different lifestyles, cultures, beliefs, and values
  • Understanding of hospice philosophy of care and principles of death and dying
  • Hospice/Home Health experience preferred

Keywords: Transitions Group, Arlington Heights , Social Worker, Other , mundelein, Illinois

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