Pathways Home Health, Hospice & Private Duty

Medical Social Worker-Home Health & Hospice

US-CA-Sunnyvale | US-CA-San Francisco
ID
2305
Category
Social Work and Spiritual Care
Type
Per Diem
Pathways Home Health and Hospice
Shift
Days

Description

OVERVIEW:

Come explore the exciting opportunity to contribute within a growing organization!  Pathways Home Health & Hospice is celebrating over 40 years of service in the Greater Bay Area and has an immediate opening.  We are currently seeking an enthusiastic Medical Social Worker for Hospice and Home Health.  This individual provides medical social services including psychosocial assessment, counseling, and community resource information and referrals as part of the interdisciplinary home health and hospice teams.

 

AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

The Medical Social Worker conducts an initial comprehensive evaluation as assigned and notifies the Clinical Team Manager or Patient Care Manager, as well as other members of the health care team, of general assessment and follow up plans. He or she will perform a  psychosocial  assessment, evaluate the patient/family coping, social service needs, caregiving plans, and bereavement risk along with the family’s financial status and insurance coverage. The ideal candidate will document observations, clinical findings, problems, interventions/treatments, goals and discharge plans.  They will help clarify, counsel and explain the use of medical recommendations, services, and options offered to provide optimal social and health adjustment within one's own capacity.  This individual participates in agency sponsored quality improvement activities and performs other duties as assigned consistent with skills and training for this position in alignment with the goals and mission of Pathways Home Health & Hospice.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • MSW degree from an accredited graduate School of Social Work
  • One year of professional social work experience preferred
  • Experience and demonstrated competence and comfort working with families in crisis, the frail elderly, the disabled and/or the terminally ill
  • California driver’s license and automobile insurance with minimum Bodily Injury Liability Coverage Insurance per agency policy
  • Demonstrates willingness and ability to work with electronic input and telecommunication devices

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