HOSPICE SOCIAL WORKER (PRN)

Hospice of the Red River Valley   Jamestown, ND   Full-time     Social Service
Posted on July 6, 2024
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Our mission: 'To provide comfort and care through life's journey." Join an amazing mission working with hospice patients in the Jamestown area and surrounding communities. We offer robust benefits, flexible schedules, a wonderful & growing team.

Join our team today!

This position is PRN and will be based out of our new Jamestown office location.

Position Summary

The Social Worker is an integral team member in the psychosocial care to hospice patients/families and coordinates with the interdisciplinary team (IDT) that is consistent with the goals, definitions, philosophy, and purpose of Hospice of the Red River Valley. All psychosocial services to hospice patients and families including assessment, support and coordination of services.

Key Responsibilities
  • Conducts hospice referrals and accurately completes admission paperwork/consents.
  • Conducts hospice comprehensive assessments at the time of admission. Assess the patients and family's social emotions and financial needs.
  • Assesses the patient's/family's psychosocial needs on an ongoing basis while hospice care is being provided through comprehensive assessment updates.
  • Maintains an individualized, up to date care plan that reflects the care being provided to patients/families.
  • Provides social work visits/services to patient/family as determined in the plan of care and through the plan in documentation.
  • Provides PCG and family with periodic updates as indicated in the plan of care
  • Refers patient/family to appropriate community resources.
  • Coordinate patient care with contracted nursing homes and hospitals.
  • Provides accurate, efficient patient status reports to team members in appropriate meetings, and in periodic updates.
  • Demonstrates preparedness for IDT meetings and provides IDT updates to a teammate prior to any planned vacations.
  • Complies with state licensure, federal certification requirements, and other existing contract/agreements related to patient care.
  • Adheres to guidelines for personal safety of patients and families, including regulatory compliance
  • Teaches patient/family in areas related to caregiving and in preparation for death as reflected in documentation
  • Provides grief support to families surrounding the time of death. Refers PCG and family to bereavement in an appropriate manner.
  • Completes and locks documentation on the same day as the contact/communication occurs as per the Medical Records Documentation policy.
Hospice has HEART

Honor - I accept the honor of service to hospice patients, families, and communities.

Excellence - I strive for excellence in my work, as we stand on hallowed ground.

Attitude - I choose a positive attitude at work.

Respect - I treat people with the same respect I wish to be given.

Teamwork - I value everyone's contribution in delivery of care, operation of the organization and stewardship of our resources.

Qualifications

Qualifications
  • Education: Bachelor of Social Work from a school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
  • Experience: Minimum of one year of social work experience; health care experience preferred
  • Strong interpersonal communication and counseling skills; team player
  • Commitment to concepts of palliative care and hospice
Certifications, Licenses, Registrations Required
  • Licensure in North Dakota and Minnesota (or willing to obtain dual licensure upon hire)
  • Current drivers license and auto insurance