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Job SummaryTo provide critical psycho-social support to Palliative Care patients and their families through the Palliative Care consult team. To utilize professional background and skills to assist the team and facilitate patient-family meetings. To assist team, attending physicians, staff, and patient and family in the clarification of the goals of care and the plan of care.
- Participates in the Multidisciplinary Team's initial assessments, care planning and periodic re-assessments. Assessments are to be competed prior to the scheduled team meetings. Communicates patient changes to team members.
- Maintains current written case management records both in paper and electronic format as required, including periodic reassessments of program participants.
- Provides individual and family counseling, develops and leads group counseling and activities.
- Coordinates with Discharge Planner and Case Manager to ensure care coordination and appropriate assignments and resource allocation to meet patient needs throughout the continuum of care.
- Coordinates team efforts with appropriate hospital support departments to ensure smooth discharge planning and clear follow up post discharge; may assist in the development of creative community or system care options for patients.
- Consults with and advises staff members as to the relationship of social, emotional and cultural factors to health and medical care, and as to the availability of social services in the community.
- Participates in Program, Policy and Quality Improvement activities of Social Work component.
- Acts as spokesperson for the Palliative Care Program at the hospital's discretion, to enhance the Palliative Care Service's community outreach to physicians, the public, healthcare facilities and other applicable organizations in the community.
This is a non-management job that will report to a supervisor, manager, director, or executive.
Master's Degree in Social Work from an accredited school and three (3) years of experience in a health-related area with a minimum of two(2) of those years working with the frail or elderly population required. Work experience may NOT substitute for education requirement.
Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) or Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) required.
Valid driver's license, an acceptable three-year motor vehicle record as defined by the Acceptable Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Chart, and a certificate of auto insurance.
In Lieu Of The Above Minimum Requirements
Team members employed in this job prior to July 1, 2020 are grandfathered under prior educational and experience requirements. In addition, team members must be certification eligible and will have one year to obtain required certification.
Other Required Skills and Experience
Individual and family therapy skills; analytical thinking and problem solving abilities. Driving is required for this position using the employee's personally owned vehicle. Employee must have reliable transportation and will be expected to adhere to the Prisma Health Driver Safety Policy and specific department driving policies. Employee must pass driver training.
Work ShiftDay (United States of America)
Facility1510 Richland Hospital
Department15107517 Hospital Case Management
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