Medical Social Worker
Company: Mays Home Health
Posted on: November 22, 2022
Job Title/Position: Medical Social Worker
Reports To: Hospice Director/Administrator
Job Description Summary
The medical social worker employed through the organization is
responsible for the implementation of standards of care for medical
social work services and for adherence to all conditions in the
Service or Employment Agreement.
Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities
Assesses the psychosocial status of patients and
families/caregivers related to the patient's terminal illness and
environment and communicates findings to the registered nurse and
other members of the interdisciplinary group. Provides an
assessment in the patient's identified residence and assistance
when this is not safe and another plan is required.
Carries out social evaluations and plans intervention based on
evaluation findings. Counsel's patient and family/caregivers as
needed in relationship to stress, and other identified coping
Maintains clinical records on all patients referred to social
Provides information and referral services for organization
patients and families/caregivers regarding practical and
Provides information to patients and families/caregivers and
Serves as liaison between patients and families/caregivers and
Maintains collaborative relationships with organization personnel
to support patient care.
Maintains and develops contracts with public and private agencies
as resources for patient and personnel.
Participates in the development of the plan of care and attends
regularly scheduled interdisciplinary group meetings.
Assists physician and other team members in understanding
significant social and emotional factors related to health problems
and death/dying issues.
Participates in discharge planning when needed. Assists patient and
family/caregiver with securing durable power of attorney and with
funeral arrangements, as needed.
Other duties as delegated by the Hospice
A graduate of a Master's program in social work accredited by the
Social Work Education.
Must be Licensed in practicing state
Minimum of one (1) year's experience in health care, hospice
experience preferred. Understands hospice philosophy, and issues of
Experience in a hospice care preferred.
Demonstrates good verbal and written communication, and
Possesses and maintains current CPR Certification.
The above statements are only meant to be a representative summary
of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of
this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job related
tasks other than those stated in this description.%50115899%
Keywords: Mays Home Health, Allen , Medical Social Worker, Healthcare , Durant, Texas
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