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Hospice Medical Social Worker

Amedisys, Inc.

This is a Full-time position in Palm Valley, TX posted October 11, 2019.

Why Join the Amedisys Family?

We are a growing company that values and rewards our team members, recognizes your special skills and experience and offers opportunities for growth.

Join more than 14,000 team members who help change lives every day and share a mission of delivering high quality home health, hospice and private duty care at home.

Unique clinical environment: Offer social service support to patients and families one-on-one in their home environment during end-of-life Culture of teamwork: Shine on your own, contribute and support a highly collaborative team Ongoing support: Continuing education, training, tuition assistance and more Clinical distinction: High-level clinical services with outstanding outcomes Advancement: Goal planning and opportunities to develop skills for higher level positions Healthcare leader: Progressive, stable company with 30 years of experience in delivering care at home If you’re looking for a home where you can put your skills and experience to work, make a difference every day and pursue your goals for the future, join our team.

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 ofsocial work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and Has one year ofsocial work experience in a health care setting (or) Has a baccalaureate degree from a school of social workaccredited by the Council on Social Work Education, is employed by the hospicebefore December 2, 2008, and is not required to be supervised by an MSW.

Knowledge of psychosocial, emotional and spiritual needs ofterminally ill patients and their caregivers.

Must be familiar with general use and functions of thecomputer, such as, user names and password concepts; internet; e-mail;navigation of computer desktop, including starting programs, using files, andwindows, effectively use navigation buttons and tool bars; ability toself-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.

Rhode Island requirement: Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

Benefits and More Amedisys cares for our team members with the same commitment we have to our patients.

This is reflected in the benefits we provide and the opportunities we make available to our team.

Benefits for eligible employees include:
• Paid Time Off/Holidays
• Health benefits (medical, dental, vision); health spending account
• 401 (K) plan; employee stock purchase plan available
• Continuing education
• Fleet car for eligible employees JM