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Social Worker - Hospice Facilities team

Apply Job ID SOCIA008203 Date posted 06/04/2024 Position Type Full-Time

Tidewell Hospice, a member of Empath Health is seeking a Social Worker to join our team.

The Social Worker coordinates care and/or provides supportive and medical social services to terminally ill patients and their families in accordance with an appropriate plan of care. In collaboration with the interdisciplinary group, maintains responsibility for the development, implementation, and management of psycho-social services provided to hospice patients and families in all settings.

The Social Worker:

  • Promotes and practices the Hospice mission and core values and follows all policies and procedures of Empath Hospice.
  • Assesses patient/family psychosocial, emotional, economic, environmental and cultural factors in order to estimate their potential to cope with terminal illness and death.
  • Participates in the development and revision of the plan of care (POC), including short term individual counseling, crisis intervention, and fiscal, legal and health care decisions. Involves the patient/family in the POC whenever possible. Consults and collaborates with the interdisciplinary group and others involved in the patients care.
  • Provides psychosocial counseling and support consistent with organization guidelines, NHPCO standards of practice and in support of patient /family’s unique spiritual and cultural beliefs.
  • Updates patient/family on condition and provides supportive counseling on a regular basis.
  • Identifies and utilizes appropriate community resources, assesses patient/family/caregiver’s ability to access them and provides education as appropriate.
  • Assesses need for counseling related to risk assessment for pathological grief, risk of suicide, abuse or neglect and collaborates patient/family needs with the IDG, and other community agencies as needed.

Educational/Professional:

  • Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from a school of Social Work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education
  • At least one year of social work experience in a healthcare setting (the one-year Masters level internship would meet this requirement) and has a current Florida license, or
  • Is registered with the State of Florida as a Registered Intern actively working on licensure, or
  • Is in the process of becoming a Registered Intern with the State of Florida and will have a registration within 90 days of hire.
  • Licensure:
    • LCSW or registered social work intern licensed eligible.
    • Valid Florida State Driver’s License
  • For field-based positions, employees must have reliable transportation which will enable them to perform tasks and responsibilities in a timely and appropriate fashion. Must provide proof of valid automobile insurance, a copy of which will be placed in the employee’s HR file.

Empath Health values diversity as it strengthens our community and care. We embrace the diversity of cultures, thoughts, beliefs and traditions of our employees, volunteers and people we are honored to serve across our network. Our diverse staff reflects our community and each day, we work to be respectful, sensitive and competent with each other and those in our care. In every journey, we are dedicated to achieving comfort, dignity and exceptional care. Those of all backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to apply with us or seek our care and services.

Our commitment to patient, client, staff and volunteer safety is a cornerstone of a High Reliability Organization with a focus on zero harm. Participation in the seasonal influenza program is a condition of employment and a requirement for all Empath Health employees.

Providing compassionate, full life care is an honor we take seriously at Empath Health. Join our team and make a positive impact in the community!

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