Homestead Hospice Social Worker - PRN in Tifton, Georgia


Social Work degree (MSW). Minimum of one (1) year social work experience in health care setting, preferably hospice. Responsibilities:

Knowledgeable regarding psychosocial and emotional factors which impact multiple health issues; understanding of medical regimens, psychiatric diagnoses, social work treatment interventions, and Community health/welfare resources. Understanding and acceptance of hospice principles and philosophy of care. Ability to establish and maintain therapeutic relationship with patients, families and colleagues. Ability to function as participating member of CH IDT. Knowledge of the impact of terminal diagnosis and anticipatory grief on psychosocial functioning, family dynamics, and Community relations, and of appropriate therapeutic interventions. Ability to effectively provide individual, group, and family counseling, crisis intervention, and Community referrals. Provides counseling services to the patient, family, and significant others in accordance with physician’s orders. Assesses patient/family psychosocial response to terminal illness. Evaluates coping skills in crisis situations. Assists patient, family, and CH staff in utilizing Community resources. Explores and evaluates patient/family financial situation and offers appropriate resources as indicated. Assists in transfer or discharge planning from CH services when required. Assists in providing individual and/or group bereavement counseling for all hospice families and, when appropriate, to the general Community. Assists CH team members in understanding the significant social and emotional factors related to care of terminally ill patients and their families. Works with CH team members to create and implement plan of care. Participates as requested in the orientation, training, and coordinating of CH volunteers. Provides workshops and presentations on topics related to grief, loss, and bereavement for professional groups as appropriate. Increases public awareness of hospice services through presentations to community groups as appropriate. Writes timely clinical records on all patients including initial psychosocial assessments, progress notes, and care plans. Adheres to CH policies and procedures. Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Support Services or designated supervisor