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Social Worker (MSW)

Company: Hospice of the West
Location: Phoenix
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Overview:
Hospice of the West is GROWING! We are hiring a per diem Compassionate Medical Social Worker (MSW) to provide hospice social services in and around the West Valley Area! If you are looking for a career with a purpose and a supportive team culture, then this is the position for you!Our Medical Social Workers (MSW) are responsible for the delivery of various social work services to hospice patients and their families. Our Medical Social Workers (MSW) provide social service counseling and guidance to facilitate the maximum functioning and coping capacity to each patient and caregiver/family member. Hospice of the West is a premier provider of end-of-life care. Our family of hospices provide quality care through our mission-oriented and patient-centric services. We are growing rapidly and are looking for skilled individuals to join us in our journey.We offer excellent compensation and an industry leading benefits package that includes:Health, Dental, & Vision InsuranceCompany matching 401(k)GENEROUS time-off package (20 days PTO & 9 Holidays)Tuition Reimbursement & Certification AssistanceWellness & Discount ProgramsCell Phone, Mileage, & Gym Membership Reimbursement

Responsibilities:
Assesses the psychosocial status of patients and families/caregivers related to the patient's terminal illness and environment and communicates findings to the RN Case Manager and other members of staff including the interdisciplinary group. Assess the relationship of the patient's medical and nursing requirements to the patient's home situation, financial resources, and availability of community resources, to include funeral arrangements if needed.Supervises the implementation of an individualized social work plan of care and notified Bereavement Coordinator of bereavement assessment needs.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 and symptoms of the terminal illness.Counsels patient and family/caregivers as needed regarding to stress and other identified coping difficulties.

Qualifications:
Masters of Social Work from an accredited school of social workMinimum one (1) year experience as a social worked in long term care or medical surgical/acute care setting. One (1) year of hospice experience preferred but not required.Must be able to work flexible hours and travel between offices, facilities, etc.Must be computer proficient in typing and various programs, including background in EMR.Must have ability to handle stress associated with ministering to patients/residents and their loved ones who experience pain, suffering, death and grief.Possess and maintains current CPR certification.CMS requires that all patient-facing staff, as well as those that are in contact with patient-facing staff, be fully vaccinated, or have a documented religious or medical exemption. This important rule is required for all healthcare organizations that receive federal funds through Medicare or Medicaid.

Keywords: Hospice of the West, Phoenix , Social Worker (MSW), Healthcare , Phoenix, Arizona

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