Social Worker, FT - (Murfreesboro based) Middle TN Home Care Team
Company: Alive Hospice, Inc.
Posted on: November 23, 2022
Social Worker - Full Time - (Murfreesboro based)
Location: Murfreesboro and Middle TN
Status: Full Time
Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Alive provides its team members the ability to combine passion for
healthcare and love of communityin ways that impacts us all. Come
serve with us!
SUMMARYThe Social Worker provides an assessment for and provision
of psychosocial services and support to patients and their
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Performs initial and ongoing assessment of the patient and
family's psychosocial status and assists in accessing resources for
social, financial, and community needs for adequately managing care
and dealing with death.
- Upon initial contact with the patient, reviews the services
hospice is responsible for providing. Assists in obtaining informed
- Develops a plan of care that optimizes patient and family
ability to cope with the psychosocial impact of illness and
- Offers support, guidance and counseling in order to diminish
stress and enhance emotional wellbeing.
- Provides information about and/or refers to other community
resources that are available to supplement psychosocial needs.
- Describes additional Alive Hospice support services that may be
used if appropriate, to ease care-giving demands (i.e., Patient
Care Volunteer, Home Health Aide, Respite).
- Educates patient and family about Advance Directives as a means
of promoting self-determined life closure.
- Assists patients and families to complete Advance Directives as
- Initiates opportunities for patient and family to discuss
funeral planning and burial arrangements.
- Participates in interdisciplinary care planning
- Collaborates with other team members about ongoing psychosocial
issues and family dynamics in order to heighten the delivery of
empathetic and emotionally supportive care.
- Assesses family's bereavement needs throughout the duration of
the patient's life and develops a bereavement plan of care for the
family following the patient's death. This includes referral to
Grief Support Services as necessary.
- Facilitates bereavement support groups.
- Conducts presentations to professional and community
organizations about patient services, issues related to death and
dying and bereavement support groups.
- Attends department meetings.
- Serves on department and agency committees.
- Attends mandatory agency in-services as part of continuing
- Completes all clinical documentation in a timely manner, per
Alive Hospice policy.
- Notifies team members of significant changes in patient status,
using established agency procedures.
- Completes required EMR documentation to reflect time worked and
mileage accrued.20. Follows all agency protocols, policies and
procedures appropriately.21. Participates in the after-hours on
call program and is available to respond in situations when the
need for psychosocial care arises.22. Other duties may also be
LANGUAGE SKILLSAbility to read, analyze, interpret and apply
theories and concepts of professional clinical journals, texts and
treatment plans. Ability to write documentation which accurately
depicts the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of
care. Able to write policy and professional correspondence to
various healthcare entities. Ability to calmly, maturely and
effectively communicate, educate and build a rapport with patients,
families, other healthcare professionals and community members.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLSAbility to work with mathematical concepts such
as conversion, probability, simple statistical inference and
algebra. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages,
ratios and proportion to practice, patient care, healthcare
management problems. Ability to interpret laboratory and diagnostic
REASONING ABILITYAbility to demonstrate critical thinking skills.
Ability to put into practice theoretical constructs of professional
clinical discipline training and continuing education. Ability to
determine status of patient/family and respond with appropriate
interventions. able to prioritize and re prioritize based on
patient need. Ability to provide appropriate crisis intervention.
Ability to follow geographic and complex patient/family care
directions. Ability to appropriately delegate, teach and monitor
care of peers and practice extenders. Able to formulate hypotheses,
use judgment and process to problem solve. Ability to apply
assessment, planning implementation and evaluate skills to meet
OTHER QUALIFICATIONSProfessional maturity and the ability to
respond calmly and effectively in stressful situations and to cope
with high stress levels.Communication and Relationship Skills:
Exemplifies high level of written oral and listening communication
skills, always respecting patient confidentiality.Agency Policy and
Philosophy: Communicates and supports agency mission and values in
all professional interactions.Continuing Education: Seeks to
improve knowledge and skills relative to performance of job and
personal growth.Quality and Performance Improvement: Participates
in new and continuing programs designed to monitor and improve
quality and performance relevant to the mission and philosophy of
Alive Hospice, Inc.Teamwork: Functions consistently and
collaboratively as an integral part of Interdisciplinary Care Team
and other teams (committees, etc.) bringing experience and
education to contribute to optimal team functions and
outcomes.Ethics: Demonstrates a high level of work, personal and
PHYSICAL DEMANDSThe physical demands described here are
representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing
the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit
and talk and hear. The employee is required to stand; walk; use
hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance. The
employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and
frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision
abilities required by this job include close vision, distance
vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust
focus. Frequently required to drive an automobile.
WORK ENVIRONMENTThe work environment characteristics described here
are representative of those an employee encounters while performing
the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may
be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently
exposed to outside weather conditions, infectious diseases, and use
of an automobile. The noise level in the work environment is
usually moderate. Patient home and general office setting.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONSState of Tennessee licensure
as an L.C.S.W. preferred, or working toward said license. Current
Tennessee driver's license and automobile insurance as required by
CONTINUING EDUCATIONThe agency requires this position to complete
15 hours of continuing education per year covering topics that will
contribute to improvements in carrying out the above
responsibilities. Regulatory agencies may require some disciplines
to have additional hours in order to be licensed or certified.
QUALIFICATIONSTo perform this job successfully, an individual must
be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily, including
meeting the required competencies. The requirements listed below
are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCEMaster's degree in Social Work from an
accredited school of social work. One (1) year of work experience
preferred in healthcare or agency setting; Hospice experience
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