Hospice Social Worker
Company: Baylor Scott & White Health
Posted on: May 10, 2022
Detailed Shift Schedule: Mon-Friday 8AM - 5PM
Location: Austin, TX Region
The Hospice Social Worker is assigned a group of patients to
oversee social work care for both patients and families, and
provides patients and family members with the education and advice
needed to cope with issues which arise from various emotional or
physical problems as outlined by the Texas State Board of Social
Worker Examiners scope of practice. Coordination includes a variety
of services including crisis intervention, bereavement, client
advocacy, referrals, education, discharge planning and
implementation, counseling and psychosocial assessments.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE
Provides patients and family members with highly complex education
and advice needed to cope with issues which arise from various
emotional or physical problems as outlined by the Texas State Board
of Social Worker Examiners scope of practice.
Responsible for developing a written plan of care for each patient,
family and caregiver prior to providing care and services. Care
coordination among team members is demonstrated through a review of
team conference notes, clinical notes, and telephone communication
contained in the clinical record.
Assists a patient and family with finding alternate means for
support for basic life needs.
Conducts patient assessments as required by Medicare Conditions of
Participation and documents in the medical record.
Coordinates patient respite stays at local facilities to include
contracting, transportation and clinical staff for safe patient
transfers to/from facility.
Serves as a liaison with local community resources and their staff
to facilitate a smooth transition and placement of the hospice
Assists with admissions, discharges, transferring, arranging
alternate levels of care, and attending the deaths of the agency
patients as needed.
Participates in the planning and supports the Hospice Annual
Memorial service for families of patients who passed away the past
Coordinates with Texas Adult Protective Services when needed to
make reports concerning patient safety or to assist in Texas APS
investigations regarding patient abuse and safety.
Performs other position appropriate duties as required in a
competent, professional and courteous manner.
KEY SUCCESS FACTORS
Demonstrates critical communication skills including
self-awareness, inquiry/dialogue, conflict management, negotiation,
advocacy and listening.
Uses strategies and available resources for problem solving for
patient/family and staff.
Knowledge of the principles and methods to restore or enhance
social, psychosocial, or bio-psychosocial functioning of
individuals, couples, families, groups, organizations and
Recognizes that resources may be limited and consider factors
related to safety, effectiveness and efficiency in planning in
delivering patient care.
Able to develop therapeutic relationships with patients and family
and maintains appropriate boundaries.
Function independently in the community. Able to drive own vehicle
and to travel within the entire office service area as needed.
Functions as a team member and works collaboratively and
independently, involving intra and inter-disciplinary work with
colleague and community.
Our competitive benefits package includes the following
Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits
401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%
PTO accrual beginning Day 1
Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level
EDUCATION - Masters
EXPERIENCE - 1 Year of Experience
Lic Masters Social Worker (LMSW)
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