Work as a member of the Interdisciplinary team to assist patients and families in managing the psychosocial, emotional and resource needs related to life limiting illnesses.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Initiates contacts with all Keystone patients living in home or assisted living environments as well as other patients/families as identified by the interdisciplinary care team.
Assesses the psycho social status of patients/families/caregivers related to the patient’s life limiting illness and environment. Participates in development, implementation, evaluation and updating of interdisciplinary care plans.
Provides counseling and education for patients, families and community members regarding psychological, emotional and social aspects of life limiting illnesses.
Assists patients and families in identifying and utilizing appropriate resources to meet environmental, financial, legal or psychological needs.
Participates in goals of care discussions with patients/families as needed for patients identified as hospice appropriate.
Assists with referral process and other administrative tasks as assigned.
Participates in bi-weekly Interdisciplinary Team Meetings.
Documents all patient/family contact and activity in an accurate, professional and timely manner.
Participates in community programs as requested to promote understanding of palliative care.
Operates within parameters of Keystone Medical Services and state, federal and other regulatory requirements.
Education and Experience
Master’s degree in social work from a school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education is required.
2+ years of Medical Social Work Experience required.
Current Michigan Social Work licensure as a clinical social worker.
Experience with electronic medical record documentation and the use of electronic devices to enter and retrieve information.
Skills and Knowledge
Must possess a current Michigan driver’s license and have reliable transportation.
Ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team, which includes the ability to:
Ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team.
Ability to work proactively and be a self-starter.
Excellent communication and time management skills.
Ability to work comfortably with clients of various cultural and spiritual backgrounds
Working knowledge of community resources.
Hospice of Holland is an equal opportunity employer.
Hospice of Holland’s mission is to provide the most compassionate and highest quality end-of-life and non-hospice palliative care. To accomplish this goal we are continuously developing and expanding programs to better serve patients, families, and the West Michigan community. Hospice of Holland service area includes Ottawa, Allegan, Kent, Van Buren and Muskegon counties. Hospice of Holland is on...e of only three Hospices in Michigan to be named a Hospice Honors recipient for outstanding family satisfaction, and is the only provider in West Michigan to receive this recognition. Because we have high standards, we take the time and make the effort to hire the best people. At Hospice of Holland you would become part of a dedicated team devoted to patient care. Staff work closely together to not only ensure that patients and their families are cared for, but also to support one another.