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Hospice Medical Social Worker

Company: Compassionate Care Hospice an Amedisys Company
Location: Big Pine Key
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

*\*\*MODERN HEALTHCARE BEST PLACES TO WORK 2021 and 2022\*\** Compassionate Care Hospice, an Amedisys Company, is searching for a Clinical Medical Social Worker (MSW) to join our team of incredible healthcare professionals for our Marathon, FL Care Center. This team prides themselves in going beyond the call of duty to service not only their patient's needs, but the team around them. It's at the Heart of What We Do. *We Proudly Offer: ** Benefits first of month after hire
* Generous PTO package
* Retirement Plan - 401k match and much more!
* Continuing education credits
* Dental insurance
* Disability insurance
* Employee assistance program
* Flexible schedule
* Flexible spending account
* Health insurance
* Health savings account
* Life insurance
* Mileage reimbursement
* Paid time off
* Referral program
* Relocation assistance
* Retirement plan
* Tuition reimbursement
* Vision insurance *What You Will Do* Assist and counsel hospice patients and families with health related financial, social and emotional concerns according to the physician's orders. * Provides social work services, under medical supervision, in accordance with the patient's Plan of Care.
* Demonstrates competency in skills required by the care center.
* Assists the physician and other members of the hospice team to understand the significance of social and emotional factors related to terminally ill patients care.
* Assesses and reassesses social and emotional factors in order to help the patient and family to cope with problems of end-of-life care and to help them follow hospice team recommendations to maximize the patient's quality of life.
* Counsels patients and families concerning financial concerns, life review, positive family relationships and quality of life, and care giving issues.
* Recognizes and utilizes community and family resources to assist in maintaining independence and quality of life.
* Assists with the development of the Plan of Care with the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT), patient and family to deal with personal, financial and environmental difficulties that may interfere with quality
* of life at the end of life.
* Participates in discharge planning, as appropriate.
* Develops, prepares and maintains individualized patient care progress records according to the Plan of Care with accuracy, timeliness and according to policies. Submits accurate documentation
* per agency policy.
* Keeps abreast of social work trends and knowledge.
* Supervises staff assigned to the team and conducts performance evaluations of each.
* Participates in in-service programs.
* Participates in the care center's quality improvement program.
* Provides in-service to other hospice agency personnel or external customers at least annually, when requested. _*Required*_* Must have Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from a school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and
* Must have 1 year of social work experience post obtaining MSW degree in a healthcare setting. About Amedisys - *Caregiving is Our Calling* Whether we're caring for patients directly or supporting those who do, each of us is a caregiver at heart. Every team member contributes to our mission of providing exceptional, clinically distinct care in the home to thousands of patients and families every day. In hospice, you'll be a true advocate for patients at the end of life while maintaining autonomy and independence to support their needs. If you're looking for a home with a Nationwide Company where you can put your skills and experience to work, make a difference every day and pursue your goals for the future, join our team. * Job Type: Full-time Medical specialties:
* Hospice & Palliative Medicine
Schedule:
* 8 hour shift
* Day shift
* Monday to Friday COVID-19 considerations:
Religious and medical exemptions accepted in place of COVID-19 vaccination. Experience:
* clinical healthcare social work: 1 year (Preferred) Work Location: On the road

Keywords: Compassionate Care Hospice an Amedisys Company, Key West , Hospice Medical Social Worker, Healthcare , Big Pine Key, Florida

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