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Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Community Palliative Care

Company: Elevation Hospice, Primary and Palliative Care of
Location: Draper
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY:The social worker is responsible for the implementation of standards of care for medical social services for Sage's Primary and Palliative Care business.MAJOR JOB FUNCTIONS:Promotes and practices the Sage Hospice and Palliative Care philosophy and mission: To provide the absolute most compassionate, comprehensive, and qualified care to people with life-limiting illness in order to serve them through their individual journey with dignity, respect, and integrityAssesses the psychosocial status of patients and families/caregivers related to the patient's disease process and environment and communicates findings to the Palliative Practitioner and other members of the interdisciplinary group (IDG)Provides an assessment in the patient's identified residence and assistance when this is not safe, and another plan is requiredConducts social evaluations, including family dynamics, caregiver abilities, communication patterns, high-risk for suicide, neglect, or abuse, and plans for intervention based on evaluation findingsProvides counsel to patients and family/caregivers as needed in relationship stress and other identified coping difficulties, providing crisis intervention when necessaryAssesses and educates the IDG on any special needs related to the culture of the patient and family/caregiver including communication, role of family, space, and any other special traditions including cultural/ethnic practicesAttends or provides documented input for IDG meetings as a member of the IDGProvides psychotherapy services, as clinically appropriateDocuments within the electronic medical record for all patient visits and/or other correspondence with patient and caregiver/POA etc.Educates patients and families/caregivers on, and assists in, preparation of advance directivesProvides information and referral services for patients and families/caregivers regarding practical and environmental needsProvides information to patients and families/caregivers and community agenciesServes as liaison between patients and families/caregivers and community agenciesMaintains collaborative relationships with Sage Hospice personnel to support patient care transitionsParticipates in the development of the individualized plan of care, involving the patient and family, and attends or provides documented input for regularly scheduled IDG meetings, assisting the team in recognizing the effects and recommendations for supporting the psychosocial stresses on the symptoms of the disease processAssists physician and other team members in understanding significant social and emotional factors related to health problems and disease progressionAdvances professional knowledge and skillsActively participates in quality assessment performance improvement teams and activitiesAccepts and performs other related duties and responsibilities as assignedREQUIREMENTS:A minimum LCSW licensure is requiredMinimum of one (1) years' experience in a healthcare settingValid driver's license and evidence of insurance coverageSKILLS/ABILITIES/KNOWLEDGE:Ability to work as a team memberKnowledge and commitment to hospice philosophyDemonstrates good verbal and written communication and organization skillsExpress or exchange ideas by means of the spoken wordCommunicate effectively with people of all socioeconomic backgroundsUnderstanding of grief response and experience with counseling individuals and/or in groups regarding loss PHYSICAL DEMANDS:Ability to remain alert and act in a safe manner in patient's homes and/or institutional settings with a potential exposure to infections, communicable diseases, odors, blood, excreta, and hazardous materialsEndure long periods of drivingStand, walk and/or sit for extended periods of timeAmbulate on rough surfaces and climb stairs#ElevationUTInd

Keywords: Elevation Hospice, Primary and Palliative Care of , Draper , Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Community Palliative Care, Healthcare , Draper, Utah

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