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HOSPICE/PALLIATVE CARE SOCIAL WORKER

at Presbyterian Healthcare Services

Posted: 8/29/2019
Job Status: On Call
Job Reference #: 7628
Keywords: social work

Job Description

About Us

Presbyterian Healthcare Services is a locally owned, not-for-profit healthcare system of eight hospitals, a statewide health plan and a growing multi-specialty medical group. Founded in New Mexico in 1908, it is the state’s largest private employer with approximately 11,000 employees.

 

Presbyterian’s story is really the story of the remarkable people who have chosen to work here. Starting with Reverend Cooper who began our journey in 1908, the hard work of thousands of physicians, employees, board members, and other volunteers brought Presbyterian from a tiny tuberculosis sanatorium to a statewide healthcare system, serving more than 700,000 New Mexicans.

 

We are part of New Mexico’s history - and committed to its future. That is why we will continue to work just as hard and care just as deeply to serve New Mexico for years to come.

 

 

Type of Opportunity: Per Required Need

Exempt From Overtime: No

Work Schedule: Varied Days and Hours

Location: Albuquerque: Presbyterian El Camino 

 

Requirements:

Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from a school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education required. Some positions require an achieved state licensure of LISW in New Mexico.

 Prefer 3-5 years of Social Worker experience in Homecare/Hospital/Hospice setting

 

  

Summary:

Responsible for assessing developing, and implementing appropriate social work care plans which take into account the psychosocial and emotional needs of hospice and palliative patients and their families. Addresses long term and financial planning with the patient and family. Acts as a resource for community programs & addresses the family’s bereavement needs. Functions as a key member of the interdisciplinary healthcare team, in both inpatient and outpatient settings

 

Responsibilities:

*Assesses patient and family psychosocial status, emotional factors related to illness including bereavement, environmental resources and obstacles to maintaining safety, response to interventions, family dynamics and communication patterns, potential for risk of suicide and/or abuse and neglect.

 

*Participates in effective interdisciplinary care coordination, identification of problems, development of plan of care, adherence to plan and alterations and discharge planning when appropriate. Identifies and utilizes appropriate community resources. Assesses patient and family ability to access services. Works as liaison to inpatient or outpatient care coordinators, community hospice resources or facilities, chaplains, others as needed.

 

*Offers short term individual and family counseling, community resource planning and crisis intervention when necessary.

 

*Assists other team members in understanding social, ethical and emotional factors related to health problems.

 

*Assesses special needs related to cultural diversity including communication, space, role of family members, special traditions, especially those related to illness or end of life.

 

*Assists patient/family in accessing financial resources when necessary, i.e., charity care or patient care funds.

 

*Identifies obstacles to compliance and assists in understanding goals of care. Involves patient and/or family in treatment plan

 

*Provides information and assist with advanced directives when appropriate.

 

*Records in timely manner evaluation data, progress notes and interventions with patient/family and their responses in electronic medical record (McKesson and EPIC).

 

*Participates in quality and performance improvement measures.

 

*Supervises social work students in practicum.

 

*Participates in social work peer review, peer field observations and in-services as appropriate.

 

*Keep updated with email calendar on regular basis.

 

*Meet established productivity standards

 

*Complies with standard precautions, infection control and safety procedures.

 

*Honors confidentiality as spelled out by HIPPA and Presbyterian

 

About New Mexico

New Mexico’s unique blend of Spanish, Mexican and Native American influences contribute to a culturally rich life> 

Cities in New Mexico are continually ranked among the nation’s best places to work and live by Forbes magazine, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, and other corporate and government relocation managers like Worldwide ERC.

 

New Mexico offers endless recreational opportunities to explore, and enjoy an active life> 

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Presbyterian Healthcare Services is a drug-free and tobacco-free employer with smoke free campuses.

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