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Social Worker MSW (LMSW, LCSW, Hospice) - HomeCare

Company: Hartford HealthCare
Location: South Windsor
Posted on: May 16, 2024

Job Description:

Description Job Schedule: Part Time Standard Hours: 24 Job Shift: Shift 1 Shift Details: Monday - Friday plus on call Work where -every moment -matters.
Every day, almost 30,000 Hartford HealthCare employees come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here. - We invite you to become part of Connecticut's most comprehensive healthcare network as a Social Worker. - -
Hartford HealthCare at Home, the largest provider of homecare services in Connecticut, has been fulfilling our mission for more than 115 years. -Our Person-Centered Care Model allows our employees to learn and grow within our organization, all while providing integrated support to the patient. - As part of Hartford HealthCare, we leverage cutting edge technology to provide quality care in our client's home. - Most importantly, our employees are appreciated for the real differences they make in both the lives of their clients and their clients' families. - -
DEFINITION: - The Social Worker provides services to patients, their caregivers, and families that are needed to assist the patient and/or family with the solution of personal, social and financial problems which may interfere with the patient's, caregiver's and family's quality of life. - Social work interventions are provided under direction of a physician and in accordance with the plan of care.
1. - - - - -Provides culturally sensitive non judgmental appropriate end of life care before and after death.
2. - - - - -Conducts comprehensive assessments and evaluations of patient, caregiver and family psychosocial needs, and connects the patient, caregiver and family with community resources as needed.
a. - - - - - -Assesses patient, caregiver and family psychosocial needs, strengths and coping skills.
b. - - - - -Identifies support systems and community resources available to reduce stress and facilitate coping with end-of-life care.
c. - - - - - -Makes appropriate community referrals in accordance with patient's and family's preferences.
d. - - - - -Assesses patient's appropriateness for Live Alone Program.
e. - - - - - -Regularly assesses patient's ability for self care and caregiver's ability to provide safe care.
f. - - - - - -Assesses the patient's, caregiver's and family's environmental and financial resources as they relate to the provision of patient care and future family health. - Makes referrals to the appropriate resources as needed.
3. - - - - -Provides social work interventions as appropriate.
a. - - - - - -Ensures that psychosocial assessments identify issues that are impacted by the terminal diagnosis and the symptoms of the patient's disease.
b. - - - - -Conducts ongoing assessment during any contact or interaction related to the patient, caregiver and family.
c. - - - - - -Provides short-term individual and family counseling for specific problems solving or symptom relief.
d. - - - - -Provides advocacy as needed. - Ensures that interventions are initiated according to patient and family preferences.
e. - - - - - -Enhances the strengths of the family's system.
f. - - - - - -Assesses and refers for ongoing bereavement services.
g. - - - - -Maintains the dignity of the dying patient and the grieving family.
h. - - - - -Supports the patient's, caregiver's and family's unique spiritual and cultural beliefs.
i. - - - - - - -Provides holistic family-centered care across treatment settings.
j. - - - - - - -Provides appropriate crisis intervention as needed.
k. - - - - -Assists with decision making and care planning and prepares advance directives as needed.
l. - - - - - - -Provides information and assistance with decisions for funeral planning according to patient and family preferences.
m. - - - -Assists IDG in understanding significant emotional factors and helps team members address issues according to the patient's preferences.
n. - - - - -Ensures that the IDG identifies a patient's and family's beliefs and/or philosophies and honors these beliefs in all care decisions.
o. - - - - -Relates to patients, caregiver, families and IDG members during stress periods.
p. - - - - -Reports abuse and neglect to the primary team and appropriate community protective agencies.
4. - - - - -Documents the evaluation and assessment of patients, caregiver's and family's psychosocial status, needs and interventions provided.
a. - - - - - -Documents clinical notes after every patient contact and includes basic content of each session, progress and future plans.
b. - - - - -Completes a plan of social work treatment including goals, plans for intervention and implementation
c. - - - - - -Develops Plan of Care in consultation with patient, caregiver, family and IDG members resulting from psychosocial assessments and evaluations.
d. - - - - -Updates/initiates MSW physician orders
e. - - - - - -Participates in the development and revision of the Plan of Care.
5. - - - - -Maintains professional knowledge and skills by attending educational meetings, workshops and in-services, maintaining knowledge of current literature and resources, and incorporating learning into practice.
6. - - - - -Participates in continuing education programs as requested or as required under state and federal regulations.
7. - - - - -Provides in-service training as needed.
8. - - - - -Ensures that the goals of the strategic plan that relate to community visibility and development are met.
a. - - - - - -Responds to community requests for information and education.
b. - - - - -Participates in public speaking engagements as needed.
c. - - - - - -Serves as liaison to community extended care facilities and inpatient providers.
9. - - - - -Follows organizational policies, procedures and standards.
10. - -Attends and participates in required meetings.
11. - -Ensures optimal communication to support agency operations.Qualifications 1. - - -Master's degree in social work from a school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education with a minimum of three (3) years -clinical experience in Social Work preferred.
2. - - -Maintains current state license for LCSW, if applicable.
3. - - -Knowledge of social work ethics and accepted social work practice standards.
4. - - -Willing to work the hours necessary to enable Hospice to meet its commitments -to the patients/families.
5. - - -Interest in keeping abreast of trends and developments in social work, Hospice -care and related fields.
7. - - -Ability to work as part of a team as well as function independently and coordinate -activities as appropriate to accurately complete tasks in a timely manner.
8. - - -Understands and maintains confidentiality.
9. - - -Complies with HIPAA regulations.
10. -Ability to relate well with staff, general public or individuals with a life limiting illness and their families during a stressful period.
11. -Knowledge of, committed to and adherence to Center for Hospice Care concepts, -philosophy, policies and procedures and reimbursement methods.
12. -Computer literate, ability to learn new data bases, able to operate office -equipment.
13. -Maintains a current state driver's license.
14. -Retains auto insurance and provides proof of insurance. - -Coverage to be at current -Connecticut state limit.
We take great care of careers.
With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth. - Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge - helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children. - We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance. - Every moment matters. - And this is -your moment.

Keywords: Hartford HealthCare, New England , Social Worker MSW (LMSW, LCSW, Hospice) - HomeCare, Healthcare , South Windsor, Northeast

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