Social Worker - Hospice Home Care
Company: Hospice of the Valley
Posted on: May 3, 2021
Hospice of the Valley is a national leader in hospice care and
has been serving the Phoenix metropolitan area since 1977. A
mission-driven, not-for-profit organization, Hospice of the Valley
employs compassionate, skilled professionals who are committed to
excellence, enjoy teamwork and contribute daily to our mission and
culture of caring. Team members experience a friendly, supportive
atmosphere, leadership support, autonomy, flexibility and the
privilege of doing meaningful, rewarding work. Position Profile The
hospice float social worker provides psychosocial support to
patients and families by providing skilled social work intervention
to include, but not limited to providing resources, referrals,
education, supportive counseling, discharge planning and assistance
with final arrangements. The hospice social worker is part of an
interdisciplinary team that supports people at critical junctures
in their lives, always making a difference. Care delivery primarily
takes place in the patient's home or in a facility where the
patient receives care. Responsibilities Develops and maintains
Provides comprehensive psychosocial assessments.
Develops and maintains comprehensive plan of care.
Provides supportive counseling.
Facilitates smooth transition from care environments.
Mobilizes community resources.
Provides effective patient/family/caregiver teaching.
Supports the death/dying process.
Collaborates in providing patient care.
Creates timely and accurate documentation.
Assures patient safety.
Utilizes resources effectively and efficiently.
Adheres to HOV standards and facilitates continuously improved
Maintains and enhances professional skills.
Adheres to high standards of personal and professional conduct.
Minimum Qualifications Bachelor's degree in social work from an
accredited school and a minimum of 3-5 years palliative care or
Must have demonstrated ability to assess emotional needs, as well
as social needs of patients and their families.
Requires the ability to administer psychological/emotional
assessment instrument and define treatment planning from
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to effectively collaborate with interdisciplinary team in
providing patient care.
Solution driven, creative and resourceful problem solving
Ability to function independently and effectively anticipate needs
Skilled in organizing and prioritizing work.
Ability to manage time well and perform assigned duties with
attention detail, accuracy and follow-through.
Must possess professional image, positive attitude, enthusiasm and
Comfortable in maintaining professional boundaries.
Proficient computer skills.
Broad understanding of community resources including those related
to financial benefits.
Awareness and sensitivity to cultural diversity.
Knowledge of self-care, personal boundaries; abilities, limits and
Current Arizona Driver's license and automobile insurance.
Preferred Qualifications Master's degree in Social Work from an
accredited school and a minimum of one year social work experience
in a health care setting (hospital, home health, hospice,
behavioral health.) Previous hospice experience.
LCSW or LMSW licensure. Hospice of the Valley offers competitive
salaries and excellent benefits that include medical, dental and
vision plans, generous paid time off, a matching 401k, tuition
assistance, an award winning wellness program and a host of
employee recognition and rewards. Employees also receive
comprehensive orientation, training and resources. Hospice of the
Valley is an equal employment opportunity employer. EOE/M/F/D/V
Keywords: Hospice of the Valley, Peoria , Social Worker - Hospice Home Care, Other , Peoria, Arizona
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