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Hospice Medical Social Worker

York, ME

York MSW
Job ID
Part Time


The Hospice Medical Social Worker will provide direct service to patients and families. 


  • Provide psychosocial and financial-environmental assessments related to patient's illness, needs, response to treatment, the patient's financial resources, and availability of community resources.

  • Develop a care plan and coordinate this plan in collaboration with the physician and nurse or therapist.

  • Evaluate the impact of the care provided

  • Provide counseling services to patients to assist the patient to cope with his/her medical condition and to respond to treatment

  • Provide short-term therapy with goal-oriented interventions directed toward management of terminal illness, reaction and adjustments to an illness, and resolving conflicts related to the chronicity of an illness

  • Provide Community Resource Planning by establishing the need for and making referrals to community resources such as supplemental health care, meals on wheels, food stamps, advocacy and linkages

  • Provide long-range planning by assessing the patient's needs for long-term care, including evaluating the home and family situation, helping the patient and family to develop an in-home care plan, exploring alternatives to in-home care and arranging for placement.

  • Consult with other team providers to assist them in understanding significant social and emotional factors related to the patient's health problems


  • Master’s degree in social work from a school accredited or approved by the Council on Social Work Education.

  • At least one year of social work experience in a health setting.

  • Current licensure in Massachusetts as an LSW or LICSW.