Hospice Social Worker

Hospice Social Worker

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Missing quality time with people in your caseload?
At Community Home Health and Hospice we believe in making a difference in the lives of others and we embody these values through quality care, respect, and honor for our patients and their loved ones. We strive to serve our community by serving those in their most vulnerable time of need with open arms and open hearts
A glimpse into our culture: https://youtu.be/o1bU9wc9VLc
The Hospice Social Worker plans and evaluates the need for medical social services for patients and families seeking services. Successful outcomes of this position will be evident by timely documentation of all services. Patient satisfaction surveys to reflect overall patient and family satisfaction with Hospice and bereavement services. Anticipatory planning and excellent communication with teammates, families, and healthcare providers are well documented.
  • Assesses the emotional/social factors in order to determine the patient’s capacity and potential to cope with problems of daily living.
  • Works with a patient plan of care directly under physician’s orders, in conjunction with other skilled services of the agency.
  • Advises nursing and ancillary personnel regarding patient’s emotional/social function level and instructs them inappropriate communication and interaction techniques.
  • Helps patient’s families understand, accept and follow medical recommendations and provide services planned to restore the patient to optimum social and health adjustment within his capacity.
  • Assists and advises the physician, other health team members, or ancillary personnel on the patient’s emotional/social functioning and communication and interaction techniques.
  • Assists patients and their families with personal and environmental difficulties which predispose them toward illness or interfere with obtaining maximum benefits from medical care.
We offer our full-time staff:
  • Medical and dental insurance.
  • Paid time off (up to 26 days a year).
  • Retirement plan.
  • Life Insurance.
  • Mileage reimbursement.
  • Short term disability.
  • Employee assistance program.
  • Must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Sociology, or Psychology from a school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Master’s of Social Work preferred.
  • Must have at least one year of social work experience in a health care setting.
  • Must demonstrate maturity, initiative, tact, and good judgment in dealing with patients and families
  • All staff is required to have a valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle, and current proof of auto insurance if using their car for Agency business.
  • Current CPR card.
  • Proof of TB screening.
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination, or have a bona fide medical or religious exemption.
CHHH is an EEOC employer. For current job openings please visit www.chhh.org
Job Type: Full-time.
Pay: $27.00 – $35.00 per hour.

About Community Home Health and Hospice.:

Community Home Health & Hospice is an independent, community-based, nonprofit agency serving Washington and Oregon families since 1977. We care for people in the place they call home by providing home care, home health, hospice and grief support services. Everything we do comes from passion for our community and its continued health. We work to keep our patients healthy and as comfortable as possible in every stage of life. Just as importantly, we bring peace of mind to our patients’ loved ones.https://www.chhh.org/

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