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Medical Social Worker

Company: TRU Community Care
Location: Longmont
Posted on: November 10, 2018

Job Description:

Two Part time positions available:
1. Sat - Sun 16 hours per week at TRU's Hospice Inpatient Unit
2. Week Days 20 hours per week at TRU's Hospice Inpatient Unit JOB SUMMARY The Social Worker is responsible for providing psychosocial services for the team caseload. S/he provides direct services to patient and family, collaborates with the other Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) members within the care team and other health care providers in various care settings. The Social Worker participates in the psychospiritual on-call system, as needed. S/he practices in a manner that promotes an interdisciplinary team approach, respects patients/families goals for care, meets Medicare/Medicaid conditions of participation and accreditation requirements and reflects the mission and philosophy of TRU Community Care. EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Graduate of an accredited Master's Degree in Social Work program
  • A minimum of one year of experience in care setting that delivers end-of-life care
  • Must successfully pass agency required background checks and drug screening
  • Must possess a valid driver's license, provide proof of insurance (a copy of your "Declarations Page" indicating you have $100k/$300k Bodily Injury/$100K Property Damage coverage) and have reliable transportation
  • Requires travel to multiple work locations
  • Must comply with agency health screening and immunization requirements
  • Must be able to demonstrate computer competency ESSENTIAL DUTIES
    • Identifies the patient's and family's psychosocial, environmental, safety and developmental needs and participates in individualizing the patient's plan of care based on those needs
    • Incorporates patient/family preferences and goals within the plan of care
    • Supports and respects the patient's and family's unique spiritual and cultural beliefs
    • Facilitates family meetings
    • Identifies community resources for the patient and families
    • Meets the organizational expectations of a member of a care team
    • Participates in IDT, psycho-spiritual and other patient-related meetings; attends patient care conferences in LTC and AL facilities, as needed
    • Participates in on-call system as requested; this includes evening, night, weekend and holiday hours
    • Supervises students and interns as requested
    • Provides supervision and support for volunteers
    • Knowledgeable of Medicare and Medicaid hospice and home health certification and regulatory compliance requirements
    • Completes documentation in an accurate and complete manner as per agency standard and in compliance with regulatory standards
    • Provides patient and family education as appropriate; areas of education include, but are not limited to personal care, medications, procedures, safety, diet and nutrition, disease process, death and dying
    • Contributes to the team, utilizes team resources, supports team decisions, and maintains positive working relationships with all team members
    • Works collaboratively with volunteers and provides ongoing support and guidance
    • Demonstrates effective verbal, written, and electronic communication skills; gives and receives feedback in a timely open manner; engages collaboratively in conflict resolution processes as needed
    • Is flexible and responsive in meeting and exceeding the expectations of all customers, both internal and external
    • Participates in mandatory educational activities and required meetings
    • Is competent using agency information and technology systems WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS
      • Active position with moderate physical demands, but must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and assist with patient transfers
      • May be exposed to infectious diseases
      • Must be able to see and hear monitors, alarms, lights and other workplace environmental items.
      • May be exposed to a variety of patient care settings and conditions
      • Requires frequent driving that may include inclement weather, road conditions, darkness, etc. within our entire service area
      • Able to operate normal business machines such as, but not limited to, computers, cell phones, and copiers

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