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Hospice Medical Social Worker, MSW

Lawrence, MA

Department
MSW Team 4
Job ID
16537
Schedule
Part Time
Shift
Days

Description

Why Join Us?  Benefits you will love, Generous earned time package, Retirement plan with employer match, Tuition reimbursement and More! 

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

Responsibilities:

  • 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

Qualifications:

  • 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 and NH as LICSW. (or willing to obtain dual licensure) 

Home Health Foundation values our employee and patient experience above all else. We are proud of our longstanding history of employing exceptional people who deliver exceptional care through a range of medical professional, paraprofessional and administrative roles. Are you ready to make a difference, in your life and in your community? At HHF, we strongly believe that a workplace culture built on diverse ideas and backgrounds creates an inclusive environment that drives innovation. We are committed to building a talented and diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve each day and we encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups. Apply today to join our team of healthcare heroes!

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