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Social Worker - Hospice - PRN

Company: ProMedica Senior Care
Location: Jim Falls
Posted on: March 14, 2023

Job Description:


ProMedica Senior Care, formerly Heartland Home Health Care and Hospice, is a leading provider of home health care, hospice care, skilled nursing, memory care and post-acute care.

The Social Worker is responsible to provide clients and families psychosocial care regarding economic, social and emotional needs.

In return for your expertise, you'll enjoy excellent training, industry-leading benefits and unlimited opportunities to learn and grow. Be a part of the team leading the nation in healthcare.

4748 - ProMedica Hospice - Eau Claire Office

4748 - ProMedica Hospice - Eau Claire Office

Educational Requirements

Bachelor's Degree in Social Work. May require licensure or certificate as required by the state. Must be in good standing in the state of practice.

Position Requirements


  • Demonstrate problem solving and decision making abilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with an interdisciplinary team.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written, and interpersonal relations and organization.
  • Ability to develop and maintain rapport with the patient and family.

    • Experience of a least one year in varied multidisciplinary settings in the health care field.
    • Experience in working with patients and families coping with terminal illness and death.

      • Necessary on a daily basis; 100%.

        Working Conditions
        • Client home/living facilities.
        • Exposure to disagreeable conditions including odors, infection, illness, and physical contact from disruptive patients.
        • Must be flexible to accommodate completion of tasks, patient needs & referrals.
          Job Specific Details:

          General Responsibilities
          • Assesses emotional factors related to terminal illness.
          • Assists the physician and other IDT/IDG members in recognizing and understanding the social/mental stress and/or disorder that exacerbates the symptoms related to terminal illness.
          • Assesses the patient/family psychosocial status, potential for risk of suicide and/or abuse or neglect.
          • Assesses environmental resources and obstacles to maintaining safety.
          • Participates in the development and revision of the plan of care.
          • Provides social services including:
            • Short-term individual counseling
            • Crisis intervention
            • Assistance in providing information and preparation of advance directives
            • Funeral planning issues and transfer of responsibilities regarding fiscal, legal and health care decisions
            • Prepares clinical and progress notes.
            • Identifies family dynamics and communication patterns.
            • Involves the patient/family in the plan of care.
            • Identifies and utilizes appropriate community resources and assesses patient/family ability to access them.
            • Participates in in-service programs.
            • Evaluates patient/family response to psychosocial interventions.
            • Assesses caregiver?s ability to function adequately.
            • Assesses need for counseling related to risk assessment for pathological grief.
            • Assesses special needs related to cultural diversity including communication, space, role of family members and special traditions.
            • Identifying the developmental level of patient/family and obstacles to learning or ability to participate in care of patient.
            • Addresses patient/family questions and issues.
            • Identifies obstacles to compliance and assists in understanding goals of interventions.
            • Identifies support systems available to reduce stress and facilitate coping with end-of-life care.
            • Evaluates for long-term care when appropriate and assesses ability to accept change in level of care.
            • Communicates psychosocial information to in patient facility when level of care is changed.
            • Assists patient/family in assessing financial resources when appropriate.
            • Identifies patient/family needs when discharged or when level of care changes.
            • Evaluates patient/family response to interventions when referred to community agency and satisfaction of the service provided.
            • Assesses bereavement needs.

Keywords: ProMedica Senior Care, Rochester , Social Worker - Hospice - PRN, Healthcare , Jim Falls, Minnesota

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