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Hospice Medical Social Worker - Up to $5,000 Sign-on Bonus!

Lawrence, MA

Hospital And Health Care
Job ID
Job Category
Social Services
Merrimack Valley Hospice – Lawrence
Work Address
360 Merrimack St. Ste. 425 Lawrence, MA 01843

Company Description

Home Health Foundation is a proud member of Tufts Medicine, a health system that is rethinking how academic and community centers, local and national businesses, and technology and service innovators can all work together. So that clinicians can deliver expert care where it’s needed most. And, so that we can bring wellness back to health care, one person at a time.

Job Description

Up to $5,000 Sign-on Bonus Available!

The Hospice Medical Social Worker provides direct service to patients and families.  Participates in multi-discipline case conferences. Consults with agency care providers regarding social service needs of clients and families.

Essential Functions

  • 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.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work & Travel

This is a part time position, and days and hours of work are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 8:00 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. This position will also be required to work rotating weekend shifts.


  •  Current licensure in Massachusetts as an LSW or LICSW.
  • Master’s degree in social work from a school accredited or approved by the Council on Social Work Education preferred.
  •  Minimum of one year of social work experience in a health setting.

Additional Information

Home Health Foundation is an equal opportunity employer- M/F/Veteran/Disability.

AAP/EEO Statement

Home Health Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the patient population in which we serve. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Home Health Foundation is especially interested in candidates who, through their service, training and experience, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of our health care community.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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