Social Worker
HospiceCare in the Berkshires

Job Order #: 18110779

Pittsfield, MA 01201

Full Time

40 hours per week

POSTED 12/2/2022

EXPIRES 4/14/2023

Job Description

OB DESCRIPTION
The purpose of this position is to provide initial psychosocial evaluations, ongoing psychosocial counseling, direct casework services, bereavement services and community education, outreach and referrals. Responsible for the delivery of varied social work services to hospice patients and families and actively participate as a member of the hospice interdisciplinary team.

Responsibilities:
-    Assesses the psychosocial status of patients and families/caregivers related to the patient's terminal illness and environment and communicates findings to the registered nurse and other members of the interdisciplinary group. Provides an assessment in the patient's identified residence and assistance when this is not safe and another plan is required.
-    Carries out social evaluations, including family dynamics, caregiver abilities, communication patterns, high risks for suicide, neglect or abuse and plans intervention based on evaluation findings. Counsels patient and family/caregivers as needed in relationship to stress, and other identified coping difficulties. Provides crisis intervention when necessary.
-    Assesses for, and educates interdisciplinary group, on any special needs related to the culture of the patient and family. Includes communication, role of family, space, and any special traditions or taboos.
-    Point of Service documentation is an expectation of all clinical personnel for quality care, accuracy, and communication standards. The clinician is expected to appropriately document at Point of Service, have timely synchronization of patient data & effectively communicate with the Patient Care Team.
-    Educates patients and families on, and assists in, preparation of advanced directives.
-    Provides information and referral services for organization patients and families/caregivers regarding practical and environmental needs.
-    Provides information to patients and families/caregivers and community agencies.
-    Serves as liaison between patients and families/caregivers and community agencies.

JOB REQUIREMENTS
Requirements:
-    Possesses and maintains current CPR Certification.
-    Minimum of a Bachelor's in Social Work or related field.
-    Valid driver's license
-    Minimum of one (1) years' experience in health care.
-    Experience in a hospice care preferred.
-    Understands hospice philosophy, and issues of death/dying

How To Apply

https://integritushealthcare.jobs.net/en-US/job/social-worker/J3N447752YVHK0ZN7TQ

Address

877 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

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Name

Christopher Strickland

Title

Regional Recruiter

Email

cstricklan@integritus1.org

Phone

413-441-6285

Address

169 Valentine Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201-3042

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