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Medical Social Worker PRN

Company: AVIANT Healthcare
Location: Cottonwood
Posted on: May 8, 2024

Job Description:

Job description
Licensed Medical Social Worker with a Master's Degree from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Must have at least two years of experience working with geriatric population. Two years hospice experience is preferred. Must have strong communication skills and the ability to relate positively to others. Must have the ability to work with fellow employees and volunteers. Must be effective in working with different levels of health care providers, and able to express the hospice concept to families, patients, community, volunteers, staff, and other professionals.
RESPONSIBILITIES:The Medical Social Worker works as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team to:

  • Assess the psychosocial/spiritual needs of patient/family.
  • Assess the safety needs of the patient and notify Care Manager of any concerns immediately.
  • Assess for signs/symptoms of abuse or neglect and notify Care Manager of any concerns immediately
  • Evaluate patient insurance coverage and financial status and refer to appropriate agencies for assistance.
  • Provide social service activities as related to terminally ill patients and their families, including planning, treatment and consultation with other staff.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of the patient/family Plan of Care.
  • Participate with Self-Managed Care Teams to provide support and education for patient/families based on the hospice philosophy of care.
  • Participate in IDT meetings and keep team members informed of changes in patient/family psych social POC.
  • Provide counseling to patients/families and hospice staff as needed.
  • Relate positively to various types of personalities and family dynamics, and deal effectively with angry, hostile, or grief reactions.
  • Make referrals to community resources as appropriate to meet patient/family needs.
  • Participate in bereavement follow-up services as required.
  • Maintain adequate, complete, and timely records of all activities and services provided to patients/families.
  • Assist in the development of support groups and other special programs as necessary.
  • Assist in the orientation and training of volunteers, staff, physicians, and community members as requested.
  • Implements practices that ensures Family Satisfaction measures exceed national benchmarks
  • Participate in QAPI programs.

    As Lead Medical Social Worker, you would be responsible for:

    • Assessing the ongoing psychosocial status of the patient and/or family as it relates to the terminal
    • illness and providing intervention to achieve the Interdisciplinary Group (IDG) plan of CARE goals.
    • Assisting management with ongoing training of hospice social workers and also assisting and advising management regarding social work best practices, including documentation and communication processes and expectations.
    • Coordinating virtual monthly social worker meetings, and bi-annual in-person meetings.


      • Ensures a patient centered culture through CARE (Compassion, Advocate, Respect, and Educate).
      • Works as a team member to fulfill all aspects of Our Gold Standards on a daily basis.
      • Provides a positive image of the Hospice at all times.
      • Adheres to all HIPPA, HITECH, EPHI and company policies and procedures regarding patient protected information.

        As a Lead Medical Social Worker with a Master of Social Work degree, you will be responsible for supervising any staff with a Bachelor of Social Work degree and you will assess BSW's completion of all the responsibilities listed above on a regular basis (minimally monthly) thru documentation review and IDT attendance and documentation of such will be put in the BSW's chart. Lead MSW will have input in BSW performance evaluations and may do supervisory visits as needed.
        Hospice will provide orientation and training on Hospice philosophy and procedures as necessary, to assist the Medical Social Worker in performing the responsibilities listed above. Training may be in-house, or outside seminars. Evidence of orientation and training will become part of the personnel file.
        Job requires the ability to:

        • Access patients' residence and all rooms therein
        • Reliable transportation
        • Communicate effectively with patient/families both verbally and written
        • Communicate the mission and vision of the hospice

          ON CALL:
          The Medical Social Worker may be required to take call per a rotating schedule.
          May require sitting or standing for prolonged periods of time. Some driving/travel required.
          Job Type: Part-time
          Salary: $24.00 - $29.00 per hour

          • 401(k)
          • Dental insurance
          • Employee assistance program
          • Health insurance
          • Health savings account
          • Life insurance
          • Paid time off
          • Vision insurance

            Medical specialties:

            • Hospice & Palliative Medicine


              • 8 hour shift
              • Day shift
              • Monday to Friday


                • Social work: 1 year (Required)

                  Work Location: In person



Keywords: AVIANT Healthcare, Prescott Valley , Medical Social Worker PRN, Healthcare , Cottonwood, Arizona

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