SOCIAL WORKER - Admissions - D/C Planning, Placements, Medicaid App. A
Company: Catholic Health Services
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posted on: August 2, 2022
Description: CATHOLIC HOSPICE INC. SOCIAL WORKER BILINGUAL
ENGLISH / SPANISHWORKING FOR ADMISSIONS - FULL TIME
POSITIONDISCHARGE PLANNING, PLACEMENTS, MEDICAID APPLICATION
ASSISTANCEMIAMI LAKES, FLORIDASummary & ObjectiveThe Social Worker
provides social work services primarily on a visiting and
intermittent basis in the Inpatient Unit in accordance with the
policies and procedures of Catholic Palliative Care
- Assess patient's needs in the Inpatient Unit within established
time frames within organizational, state and federal
- Provides individual counseling of patients and family members
coping with terminal illness.
- Administers individual and family psychosocial support
depending on individual need and state compliance.
- Evaluates and assesses patient and family to determine coping
strategies related to grief.
- Develop treatment plans in accordance with outcome of
evaluation while collaborating with interdisciplinary team
- Completes clinical note, psychosocial and financial
assessments, interdisciplinary notes, bereavement assessments,
etc., and gives copies to appropriate Manager.
- Facilitates crisis intervention working with community
organizations and interdisciplinary team members to ensure patient
and patient-family unit psychosocial care.
- Attends group meetings, individual and family interviews during
the evening hours as needed.
- Provides written weekly schedule to Clinical Care Manager in an
effort to maintain compliance and deliver psychosocial
- Instruct, treat, observe and evaluate patients exhibiting
significant social and emotional problems affecting their health
- Implement the Plan of Care provisions to meet their needs,
which include: social service goals for alleviating problems,
supportive counseling, problem solving, community referrals,
- Provides coordination and liaison service between Hospice
caregiver and community agencies, hospital caregivers, funeral
directors, lawyers, schools, etc.
- Provides referral services for the patients and families to the
community agencies for needs beyond the scope of Hospice care, such
as long-term therapy, psychiatric care, financial assistance,
- Provides Bereavement counseling services to families of
patients who received hospice care in a variety of treatment
modalities including individual, family and group.
- Complete appropriate documentation in a timely manner to assure
compliance with agency policy.
- Participate in the development and periodic re-evaluation of
the physician's Plan of Care (POC).
- Instruct and counsel patients and families in treating and
coping with social and emotional response connected with the
- Regularly assess the patient and family psychosocial
- Regularly assess the pre-bereavement/anticipatory grief needs.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions of the
- Apply concepts of agency's infection control plan and universal
precaution in coordination/performing client cares activities to
protect both patient and staff (OSHA).
- Demonstrates knowledge of hospice levels of care, Medicare and
Medicaid Hospice Benefits by providing appropriate documentation
when the need arises.
- Participates in educational and developmental programs to
enhance his or her ability to provide therapeutic services to
patients, families, staff and the community.
- Knowledge of community resources to make referrals to agencies
and coordinate services with patient-family units.
- Implements a comprehensive discharge plan.
- Utilizes Support Services Coordinator to gain input, seek
resources and to obtain clinical supervision.
- Provides community education in the form of workshops,
- Participates in orientation, team meetings, staff development
and other interdisciplinary meetings.
- Accounts to the Support Services Coordinator for appropriate
use of work logs in providing both service to patient/families and
service to Hospice Staff and community.
- Ability to participate as an integral member of the
interdisciplinary team in providing supportive services to patients
and families through On-Call system.
- Exhibit high comfort level in dealing with terminal
- Consistently able to work calmly and maintain effectiveness in
situations of high stress.
- Maintaining the ability to extend hospitality and patience
while assisting patients, families, physicians and peers under
- Demonstrate commitment and professional growth by participating
in in-service programs and maintaining/improving competency.
- Maintain the highest standards of professional conduct in
relation to information that is confidential in nature. Share
information only when recipient's right to access is clearly
established and sharing of such information is in the best interest
of the patient.
- Meet mandatory continuing education requirements of the
- Maintain your required licenses, certifications and mandatory
- Comply with all policies, local, state and federal laws and
- Provide other duties of healthcare team member.
- Perform other duties as assigned.Supervisory Responsibility
- May serve as an interim department leader depending on
- Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and push/pull
up to 250+ pounds, walk, climb stair or ladders, stand on feet for
extended periods of time, etc.DisclaimerThe job description is not
designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities
duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other
duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned
at any time.EEOC StatementCHS provides equal employment
opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and
prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard
to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability
status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation,
gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic
protected by federal, state or local laws.This policy applies to
all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting,
hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall,
transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.PM19
Requirements: Knowledge & Experience Requirements
- Master's Degree from a school of Social Work accredited by the
Council on Social Work Education.
- Clear and Active Professional License to practice in the state
- 1-2 years of social work experience in a health care setting.
Hospice experience preferred.
- Knowledge of AHCA Regulations, Medicare COP's Guidelines
- Must have knowledge of computer office/clinical software.
- Must be able to read, write and understand the English
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