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Hospice Social Worker

Company: Visiting Nurse Assoc of St Lukes
Location: bethlehem
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.The Medical Social Worker is a member of the Interdisciplinary Health team and is responsiblefor providing social work services in the area of Hospice care. The social worker may providedirect care, teach, supervise and consult.Visits hospice patients and families to complete psychosocial assessment provide education and support.,a. Assists patients and families in resolving personal and environmental difficulties, by providing information, referral, coordination and advocacy as needed toenhance their ability to cope with factors related to their illness.b. Counsels and assists patients and their families to participate in the development of the hospice plan of care.2. Serves as supportive caregiver to the Hospice Interdisciplinary Team.3. Responsible for the development, implementation and timely revision of the care plan in coordination with the family and hospice team.a. Participates in interdisciplinary team meetings providing Psychosocial assessment information relevant to the plan of care.b. Assesses, documents and reports to the hospice interdisciplinary team the social and emotional factors concerning patient's capacity and potential to cope with problems of daily living4. Accurately completes all documents pertaining to patient care and services provided within 24 hours in a neat, timely, accurate, concise and legible records and reports.5. Other duties as required, including coordination and assignment of social service referrals, participation in the agency's Ethics Committee and Crisis Intervention Team as appropriate.6. Is available for emergency on-call service.ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:1. Possession of a current license to operate a motor vehicle2. Must have access to car for agency business purposes.PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:Physical DemandsMedium WorkExertional activity1. Occasionally lift and/or carry 50 lbs2. Frequently lift and/or carry 25 lbs3. Being able to frequently lift or carry objects weighing up to 25 pounds is often more critical that being able to lift up to 50 lbs at a time4. Stand and/or walk at least 6 hours in an 8-hour work day5. Very few medium occupations in the national economy are performed primarily in a sitting positionPlease complete your application using your full legal name andcurrent home address. Be sure toincludeemployment history forthe past seven (7) years, including your present employer. Additionally, you areencouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications andlicenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: Visiting Nurse Assoc of St Lukes, Bethlehem , Hospice Social Worker, Other , bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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