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Medical Social Worker (MSW) - Hospice - Full-Time

Company: Interim HealthCare of Manhattan
Location: Manhattan
Posted on: May 8, 2024

Job Description:

Medical Social Worker (MSW) - Hospice - Full-Time - Manhattan & Topeka AreaSeeking more balance in your social services career? This is it! As a Hospice MSW for Interim HealthCare, youll have the flexibility to set your own schedule in a way that works for you and your patients.What sets us apart? For starters, we have been locally operating the full continuum of care for over 45 years here in the State of Kansas. We know firsthand what it takes to be a social worker and the sacrifices you make to serve others. We also understand the importance of being a voice for your patients during this significant stage of lifeand well be there to support you. If you share our passion for quality, patient-centered care, you are made for this!Our Hospice Medical Social Workers enjoy some excellent benefits:

  • PTO, Holiday Pay, Health, Dental, Vision, & 401K
  • Competitive Salary and Benefits
  • Locally Owned And Operated
  • Flexible assignments, autonomy and work-life balanceAs a Hospice Medical Social Worker, heres a big-picture view of what youll do:
    • Conducts an initial psychosocial assessment of assigned patients/families within five (5) calendar days of admission to contribute to the comprehensive assessment of the patients/familys needs and the IDG plan of care.
    • Provides individual and/or family counseling in response to the mental and emotional status of the patient/family to reduce barriers to achieving the goals of care.
    • Identifies special needs related to religious or cultural diversity and how these impact the implementation of the IDG plan of care.
    • Provides counseling in response to identified anticipatory grief or pathological grief, if so qualified, or identifies alternative resources for such and provides direction to those resources.
    • Evaluates identified financial or environmental concerns and directs the patient/family to appropriate community resources, as well as provides follow-up and acts as a liaison when indicated.
    • Provides crisis intervention support to the patient/family, members of a facility caregiver group or the IDG.
    • Provides psychosocial updates to facility staff providing short term inpatient care or respite care.
    • Participates in the development of the IDG plan of care and attends regularly scheduled IDG meetings.
    • Assists the attending physician and other IDG members, including facility staff, in understanding significant social and emotional factors related to death/dying issues of the patient/family.
    • Participates in discharge planning for the patient/family when needed.
    • Assists the patient/family in electing advance directives, securing durable power of attorney, making funeral arrangements and other financial, legal and healthcare aspects of end-of-life choices.
    • Works under the direction of the Medical Director.
      • Completes other assignments as requested and assigned.
      • May have access to personal health information (PHI) necessary to fulfill the above duties and responsibilities. Access to use and ability to disclose PHI is further defined by each organization/department.A few must-haves for Hospice Medical Social Workers:
        • Graduate of a Masters program in social work accredited by the Council on
          Social Work Education.
        • Licensed to practice as a Social Worker in Kansas.License is active and in good standing.
        • Minimum of one (1) year's experience in health care.
        • Hospice experience preferred.
        • Able to provide proof of a valid drivers license, if applicable.
        • Able to provide proof of valid auto liability insurance if assignment includes driving own vehicle.Why Work for Interim HealthCare?The Stehley Family has locally owned and operated Interim Healthcare in the State of Kansas for 45 years. Interim Healthcare of Topeka, Manhattan, and Lawrence is the only agency in these areas that offers the full continuum of care - which consists of Home Health, Hospice, Private Duty, and Staffing Services. Our Mission Statement is 'We Improve People's Lives', and that is the core of what we believe in here at Interim Healthcare. If you are looking to join a company that is growing & has a family culture, this may be the job you have been looking for!Nationally, Interim HealthCare has been providing great jobs to great people for over 50 years and there are more than 300 offices across the country. That kind of stability combined with our commitment to integrity makes us your perfect career partner.#ManhattanPandoLogic. Keywords: Medical Social Worker, Location: Manhattan, KS - 66505 , PL: 592547794

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