Edgewood Management Group

Social Worker-HS-CE Virg

Location
Virginia, Minnesota
Salary
Join our team!
Posted
Oct 15, 2020
Industry
Healthcare
Role
Other
Job Type
Long-Term
Description

 

Edgewood is currently looking for a Social Worker to be part of CaringEdge, a new Home Health and Hospice program within Edgewood Healthcare. This position is r esponsible for managing all aspects of the provision of patient social services i n keeping with the patient's/family's/caregiver's belief system and practice, and in accordance with the plan of care.  

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
  • Assesses the psychosocial status of patients and families/caregivers related to the patient's terminal illness and environment and communicates findings to members of the interdisciplinary group. 
  • Carries out social evaluations, including family dynamics, caregiver abilities, communication patterns, high-risks for suicide, neglect or abuse and plans intervention based on evaluation findings.  Counsels patient and family/caregivers as needed in relationship to stress, and other identified coping difficulties.  Provides crisis intervention when necessary.
  • Assesses for, and educates interdisciplinary group, on any special needs related to the culture of the patient and family. 
  • Maintains clinical records on all patients.
  • Educates patients and families on, and assists in, preparation of advanced directives.
  • Provides information to patients and families/caregivers and community agencies and serves as a liaison between them.
  • Maintains collaborative relationships with organization personnel to support patient care.
  • Participates in the development of the individualized plan of care, involving the patient and family, and attends regularly scheduled interdisciplinary group meetings, assisting the team in recognizing the effects of the psychosocial stresses on the symptoms of the terminal illness.
  • Assists physician and other team members in understanding significant social and emotional factors related to health problems and death/dying issues.
  • Assists family and patient in planning for funeral arrangements, financial, legal, and health care decision responsibilities.

 

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.

Minimum Requirements

 
  • Medical Social Worker, preferred.
  • Graduate of a Bachelor's program in social work.
  • Minimum of one (1) year's experience in health care, hospice experience preferred.
  • Demonstrates good verbal and written communication, and organization skills.
  • Possesses and maintains current CPR Certification.
  • Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state or organization requirements.

Edgewood maintains a drug-free work environment and offers of employment are contingent upon successfully completing and passing a drug and alcohol test.

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