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Hospice Medical Social Worker PRN

What You Will Do:
As a Medical Social Worker (MSW) for Amedisys hospice, you will have the opportunity to assist and counsel patients and their family one on one with health related financial, social and emotional concerns. Your work will include assisting the physician and other members of the patient care team to understand the significance of social and emotional factors to develop an appropriate plan related to the terminally ill patient's care.
Assess and reassess social and emotional factors in order to help the patient and family to cope with problems of end-of-life care and to help them follow the hospice team's recommendations to maximize the patient's quality of life.
Counsel patients and families concerning financial concerns, life review, positive family relationships and quality of life, care giving issues
Recognize, identify and utilize community and family resources to assist in maintaining independence and quality of life
Attend and actively participate in patient care conferences to ensure good coordination of care
Develop, prepare and maintain individualized patient care progress records with accuracy, timeliness and according to policies.
May supervise Social Worker Assistants as a licensed social worker
Required:
Has a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from a school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and
Has one year of social work experience in a health care setting (or)
Has a baccalaureate degree from a school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, is employed by the hospice before December 2, 2008, and is not required to be supervised by an MSW.
Knowledge of psychosocial, emotional and spiritual needs of terminally ill patients and their caregivers.
Must be familiar with general use and functions of the computer, such as, user names and password concepts; internet; e-mail; navigation of computer desktop, including starting programs, using files, and windows, effectively use navigation buttons and tool bars; ability to self-manage online HR services and online training programs.
Preferred:
Previous home health or hospice experience
Most states specifically require a professional state license or certification to practice as a Medical Social Worker in home health. (LGSW, LMSW, LCSW, LICSW, LISW, CMSW)
Amedisys is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, pregnancy, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, disability, military status, sexual orientation, genetic predisposition or carrier status or any other legally protected characteristic.

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