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Hospice Social Worker FT Days M-F, Travel, Hol&Wknd Rotation – Alliance…

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Location: Memphis TN

Company Name: Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare

Occupational Category: 21-1021.00,Child, Family, and School Social Workers

Date Posted: 2020-02-21

Valid Through: 2020-03-22

Employment Type: FULL_TIME


Summary Methodist Alliance Hospice provides compassionate care for patients and families faced with a life-limiting illness. We focus on the social, emotional and spiritual needs of the patient and family. As a social worker, you will conduct psychosocial assessments and select appropriate interventions to provide emotional support to patients and their caregivers enabling them to retain their dignity during their hospice journey. Other duties include assisting with community-based resources, ECF placement, and discharge planning. You will collaborate and communicate with the interdisciplinary team, patient and caregivers to devlop the the plan of care. Your visits may take place in homes, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, MLH hospitals or the MLH Hospice Residence. All associates are expected to model appropriate behavior as exemplified in the MLH Mission, Vision and Values. Education/Experience/Licensure Education/Formal Training Work Experience Credential/Licensure REQUIRED: Master's degree from an accredited School of Social Work. One year of professional practice (Social Work internships considered practice), preferably in healthcare. Licensure as a Master Social Worker by the state(s) in which is performed. PREFERRED: N/A N/A LCSW or LAPSW preferred, but not required. SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED: N/A N/A N/A Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Ability to use a variety of social work interventions. Demonstrates knowledge of family systems and human development across the life span. Ability to interact with other professionals in a team framework. Ability to establish constructive relationships with clients and deal with conflict-laden or complex social situations. Ability to organize multiple tasks and projects and maintain control of one's own work flow. Ability to work without close supervision and to exercise independent judgment and critical thinking skills. Demonstrates effective communication skills both verbal and written with all levels of Associates, management, physicians, patients/families, and representatives of community agencies. Demonstrates cultural competency and knowledge of interventions with special populations. Adaptability to a fast-paced environment of constant change and continuous performance improvement. Proficient in basic word processing skills (Word), internet navigation, and electronic medical record. Key Job Responsibilities Demonstrates values and standards of the social work profession. Conducts psychosocial assessments of patients and families and develops plans to address needs. Provides direct interventions to patients and their family/caregivers to address their emotional, social and environmental needs, including accessing community based resources and assisting with facility placement. Provides emotional support to patients and caregivers during hospice admission. Provides bereavement support to caregivers. Performs other job functions as assigned or requested. Physical Requirements The physical activities of this position may include climbing, pushing, standing, hearing, walking, reaching, grasping, kneeling, stooping, and repetitive motion. Must have good balance and coordination. The physical requirements of this position are: medium work - exerting up to 25 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 10 lbs. of force frequently. The Associate is required to have close visual acuity including color, depth perception, and field of vision to perform an activity, such as assessing patients, preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; or extensive reading. Exposure to patient body fluids as well as exposure to hazardous or poisonous materials. Ability to react quickly to emergency situations; may be required to take call for nights/weekends on a rotating schedule