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Hospice Social Worker

Riverside Healthcare


Location:
Norfolk, VA
Date:
08/15/2017
2017-08-152017-09-13
Job Code:
112751
Categories:
  • Healthcare/Medical
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SOCIAL WORKER HC MASTERS at Riverside
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Hospice Social Worker

Clinical (Non-Nursing)

RIVERSIDE SHORE HOSPICE

SHORE HOSPICE SOCIAL WORKER

Labor Pool

Varies M-F 0800-430

Works under the supervision of the physician in accordance with the plan of care to provide quality therapeutic services for patients, residents, and their families. All services are provided by a qualified Social Worker (MSW). Medical Social Services include: assessing emotional factors related to terminal illness, assessing the patient/family psychosocial status, potential for risk of suicide and/or abuse or neglect. Assessing environmental resources and obstacles to maintain safety, assisting the physician and other IDT members in recognizing and understanding the social/mental stress and/or disorder that exacerbates the symptoms related to the terminal illness. Participates in the development or revision of the plan of care. Provides social services including: short term individual counseling, crisis intervention, assistance in providing information and preparation of advanced directives, and transfer of responsibilities regarding fiscal/legal and healthcare decisions. Assesses need for counseling related to risk assessment for pathological grief. Assesses special needs related to cultural diversity including communication, space, role of family members and special traditions.

Educational Requirements: Master's Degree in Sociology/Social Work. LCSW highly preferred with training in hospital or health care related facility. Program must be accredited by the Counsel of Social Work Education.

Certification/Licensure Requirements: Must have and maintain: a current valid driver's license with proof of satisfactory driving record and history; proof of auto liability coverage as required by Virginia State law. Must have reliable transportation to make visits to patient's homes each day.

Experience Requirements: Clinical internship in a hospital or residential setting or two years clinical experience preferred.

 

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