AseraCare Social Worker Masters - Full Time in Lawrence, Kansas

Social Worker Masters - Full Time

Position AC - Social Worker Masters

Req Number SOC-18-00030

Division AseraCare Hospice

Description

Split Volunteer Coordinator Duties

JOB ADVERTISEMENT

As a Social Worker at AseraCare Hospice, you know that quality care is about much more than just addressing physical need. That's why our Social Worker takes care to understand the social, spiritual and emotional factors related to our patients' health and end-of-life journey. In this role, you'll establish a plan of care that fosters the personal worth, spiritual well-being and human dignity of each patient. You'll also assess patients' and their families' capacity to cope with challenges, help them to live better within the limitations of illness and make the most of every moment. Help maximize the time patients and families have together as a Social Worker at AseraCare Hospice by performing a variety of daily tasks. Are you a dedicated and compassionate person ready to make a difference every day? The right person will be ready to empower patients and their families to make the most of their hospice journey.

GENERAL PURPOSE

Provides medical social services to the patient and family in accordance with the interdisciplinary plan of care so that the function of each patient and the coping capacity of each family member will be maximized.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES

  • Provides clinical supervision and guidance to assigned bachelor's prepared social workers; provides staff support when appropriate and facilitates monthly, staff support meetings

  • Provide medical social services under the direction of a physician. Assists the physician and other members of the team in understanding significant social, spiritual, and emotional factors related to the patient's health problems to establish a plan of care that fosters the personal worth, spiritual well-being, and human dignity of each patient. Participates as a member of the Interdisciplinary Group and actively participates in the development and review of the plan of care for assigned patients

  • Assesses the social, spiritual, and emotional needs and factors in order to estimate the patient's and family's capacity and potential to cope with the problems of daily living and with the terminal illness. Manages high risk cases that have shown extreme family dysfunction due to bereavement denial, grief and/or loss or that have an observed/analyzed high risk, psycho-social needs

  • Helps the patient and family to understand, accept and follow medical recommendations and provide services planned to assist the patient and family in achieving the optimum social, spiritual, and health adjustment within their capacity. Prepares the patient to deal with changes and the family to support the patient. Observes, records, and reports social, spiritual, and emotional changes

  • Utilizes all available resources, such as family, hospice, and community agencies, to assist the patient and family to live better within the limitations of the illness

  • Documents all services in the patient's clinical record

  • Participates in ongoing educational programs

CODE OF CONDUCT

  • Must adhere to the Company's Code of Conduct and Business Ethics policy including documentation and reporting responsibilities

Position Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Masters Degree from a school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education

  • Currently licensed Social Worker per requirements in state of practice

  • Minimum two (2) years social work experience in a health care delivery system preferred

  • Must be capable of maintaining regular attendance

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES & BEHAVIORS

  • Valid driver's license, 24-hour access to a motor vehicle and maintain personal auto liability insurance coverage (required for positions working in hospice & home health)

  • CPR certified (required for positions working in hospice & home health)

  • Must possess computer skills of the types and at a level necessary to accomplish the job

  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality regarding patient and company proprietary information

PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS

  • Sedentary work involves lifting no more than 10 pounds at a time and occasionally lifting or carrying articles like docket files, ledgers, and small tools. Although a sedentary job is defined as one which involves sitting, a certain amount of walking and standing is often necessary in carrying out job duties. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required occasionally and other sedentary criteria are met.

COMPANY PROFILE

Golden Living and AseraCare Hospice are committed to enhancing the lives of the patients we care for. Here, you'll find some of the best professionals in healthcare working together to provide the highest level of care to every patient and resident we serve. And, we're able to offer career opportunities that fit almost anyone's background or level of experience. From where you work to how you work to everything in between, we're confident that at Golden Living and AseraCare Hospice, you'll find exactly what you're looking for in your career.

Location6383 AseraCare Hospice - Lawrence

Facility NameAseraCare Hospice - Lawrence

City State and ZipLawrence, KS 66044

Location 06383

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time

Shift Days

Category Social Services

Open Date 5/24/2018

EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

This position is currently accepting applications.