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Medical Social Worker (Per Diem)

Company: Hospice of the Foothills
Location: Grass Valley
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description*Summary of Duties and Responsibilities: *Responsible for the delivery of social work services including initial psychosocial assessments, ongoing counseling, direct casework services, bereavement services, community education, outreach and referral*Primary Department: *Patient Care Unit (PCU)*Reporting Relationship: *Counseling Services and Program Manager (CSPM)*Position Type: *Full-Time, Non-Exempt, BenefitedJob Details and Essential Functions:* Performs psychosocial assessments, ongoing reassessments, counseling/education, crisis intervention and referrals for patients/families as required* Documentation is completed in the patient's electronic medical record (EMR)* Actively participates in coordination of all aspects of patient's care, in accordance with current professional standards and practice* Participates/contributes in ongoing interdisciplinary comprehensive assessment* Develops and evaluates the Plan of Care (POC) and documents in the EMR* Serves as an advocate for the patient/family unit, and assists them with administrative, regulatory and financial procedures/paperwork including final arrangements* Serves on-call duties and maintains caseload as assigned by CSPM or the Director of Patient Care Services. Caseloads may vary based on management's evaluation of patient/family and HOF needs* Participates in patient care meetings, and other Hospice meetings as requested* Participates in QAPI program and Hospice sponsored in-services* Participates in HOF orientation and in-service programs for staff and volunteers as requested* Performs other duties as assigned by the CSPM* May be assigned to any workplace setting based on HOF needs including office, RCFE, SNF and Home*Knowledge and Skills**Required** Ability to use independent judgement to make sound decisions* Maintain confidentiality and follow HIPAA and patient privacy laws* Strong, clerical skills including tying, copying, scanning and faxing* Critical thinking and provide necessary interventions* Communicate effectively, both orally and written* Public speaking, developing relationships with identified partners, groups, businesses with whom Hospice of the Foothills may have or need to establish affiliation*Education & Experience**Required** Two years' experience in family and individual counseling and crisis intervention or home health social work* Working knowledge of Electronic Medical Records*Desired** Two years' experience in Hospice* Strong knowledge of state and Medicare regulations*License / Certifications**Required** Master's Degree in Social Work from a school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education* current CPR certificate* Valid California driver's license, a reliable automobile and evidence of appropriate liability insuranceJob Type: Full-timePay: $33.00 - $36.00 per hourMedical Specialty:* Hospice & Palliative MedicineSchedule:* 8 hour shiftLicense/Certification:* MSW (Required)Work Location: Multiple Locations

Keywords: Hospice of the Foothills, Roseville , Medical Social Worker (Per Diem), Healthcare , Grass Valley, California

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