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Licensed Medical Social Worker

Company: Hospice of South Texas
Location: Victoria
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary:

Primary function is to provide coordinated care in the home to patients of all age groups and perform psychosocial assessments, analysis, counseling and referrals to meet the needs of the patient/family.

Job Qualifications:

  • Education: Master's Degree in Social Work from a State accredited program.
  • Licensure: Texas Certification; Texas Driver's License.
  • Experience: One (1) year social worker experience in a health care agency.
  • Skills: Working knowledge of community resources. Good interpersonal skills. Hepatitis profile.
  • Transportation: Reliable transportation. Valid auto liability insurance.

Physical and Mental Effort:

Prolonged standing, walking and sitting required; requires working under some stressful conditions to meet deadlines and patient/family needs; and to make quick decisions and resource acquisition; meet patient/family psychosocial needs.

Environmental and Working Conditions:

Works in patient homes in various conditions. Occasional exposure to infectious diseases; ability to travel locally; some exposure to unpleasant weather.

Essential Function and Responsibilities:

  • Assess hospice patients to identify psychosocial, financial, environmental and community needs as evidenced by POC documentation, clinical records, team meeting minutes and community resources referrals.
  • Use effective interpersonal relations and communication skills; facilitates the use of these skills by other team members to achieve desirable outcomes.
  • Meet mandatory continuing education requirements of the agency/licensing board.
  • Demonstrate commitment, professional growth and competency by maintaining a working knowledge of public and private eligibility standards and requirements.
  • Promote Agency philosophy and administrative policies to ensure quality of care.
  • Attend interdisciplinary team meeting, participate in the patient care planning process and collaborates with Interdisciplinary Team to promote coordination of patient care.
  • Accept clinical assignments that are consistent with education and competence to meet the needs of the patients.
  • On-call required.

Keywords: Hospice of South Texas, Victoria , Licensed Medical Social Worker, Other , Victoria, Texas

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