Summary: Provides detailed psychosocial assessments and social work support services to patients and families. Assists with aspects of the hospice bereavement program as requested.
- Provide individual and family counseling to patient/family and/or bereaved persons.
- Evaluate patient’s/family’s responses to psychosocial interventions and assess need for counseling.
- Identify the developmental level of patient/family/caregiver and obstacles to learning or ability to participate in care of patient/family questions and issues.
- Provide bereavement counseling and programs as appropriate to families, and within community as appropriate.
- Assist hospice care team members in understanding significant psychosocial and emotional factors related to care.
- Responsible for timely completion of paperwork required to meet State and Federal regulations. Documentation should be accurate and detailed to meet these regulations.
- Assess environmental resources and obstacles to maintaining safety.
- Participate in the development and revision of a plan of care, including clinical and progress notes.
- Provide social services including short-term individual counseling, crisis intervention.
- Provide information and preparation of advance directives, funeral planning, issues involving transfer of legal and health care responsibility.
- Identify patient/family needs when discharged or when level of care changes.
- Help develop and provide education in our local communities as the need is identified and as specific requests are made.
- Understands and adheres to organizational compliance and privacy regulatory programs.
- Social Work undergraduate degree from school of social work accredited or approved by the Council on Social Work Education; Master’s degree preferred.
- Licensed by the State of Texas to practice Social Work.
- Minimum of one-year experience in health care field necessary. Experience in hospice industry preferred.
- Effective interpersonal skills.
- Superior communication skills, both oral and written.
- Excellent organizational skills to handle a variety of tasks simultaneously.
- Ability to accommodate multi-faith beliefs and cultural backgrounds of patients/families.
- Ability to function as part of interdisciplinary team.
- Ability to travel to multi-work locations during workday and evening as needed.
- Must possess reliable, insured vehicle and valid Texas Driver’s license.
- Knowledge of applicable Federal/State laws regarding hospice licensure.