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Hospice Social Worker

Leonardtown, Maryland
Job Type
1 Aug 2022
Job Summary
  • The Social Worker works in conjunction with a care team in providing supportive services to patients and their families. Assists Director to ensure all staff is providing quality care to patients and families from admission through discharge and aftercare. Follow and maintains department specific policies, procedures, and maintains assigned competencies.
Minimum Qualifications
Master's degree in social work
MSW licensure required.
BLS certification by end of introductory period
Preferred Qualifications
Healthcare experience
Experience in a home health care
Completed Hospice Training Program.
Department Specific Qualifications
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
  • Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations.
  • Assesses the patient's and family's psychosocial needs as related to the patient's terminal illness.
  • Consults and collaborates with the interdisciplinary team in the development and implementation of the comprehensive plan of care.
  • Documents problems, psychosocial assessment, appropriate goals, care provided, interventions and patient, family, and caregiver response to each intervention.
  • Assesses and refers for ongoing bereavement services.
  • Supports the patient unique cultural and spiritual beliefs with referrals to clergy or chaplain as requested.
  • Enhances the responsiveness of the environment by connecting the patient, family and caregivers with community resources as needed.
  • Provides interventions for specific symptom relief (fear, grief, depression, anger, etc.).
  • Screens for psychopathology and educates/intervenes accordingly.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.
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  • Job Reference: 673803216-2
  • Date Posted: 1 August 2022
  • Recruiter: MedStar Health
  • Location: Leonardtown, Maryland
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent