Hospice Social Worker - Per DiemSkirball Hospice $29.00 - $34.00
Skirball Hospice provides compassionate care, enabling individuals and families to overcome fear and discomfort, to cope with loss, and embrace the experience and value of each and every day of life. Hospice care recognizes the needs of patients who choose to remain where they live, outside of the hospital so they can be surrounded by loved ones when hospitalization is no longer expected to cure their illness. Skirball Hospice provides the support that allows that patient to spend the last stages of life in a loving environment, comforted by friends and family, and free from discomfort.
We value our employees! We offer long term employment opportunities with job stability, including supporting and encouraging career growth advancement. We offer Health, Dental and Vision insurance, Paid Time Off, 9 Paid Holidays, 403(b) with Matching Retirement Plan, Life insurance (paid by the company) and a team spirit workplace culture!
Candidates should be aware that Los Angeles Jewish Health (LAJH) currently maintains a policy requiring employees to be fully vaccinated. New LAJH employees should be fully vaccinated (i.e., two weeks after last dose) by their start date. LAJH is an equal opportunity employer, and will provide reasonable accommodation to those unable to be vaccinated where it is not an undue hardship to the company to do so as provided under federal, state, and local law.
- Performs patient psychosocial assessments to augment existing services and contributes to the plan of treatment.
- Reports changes in the patient’s conditions and needs to the RN Case Manager or Director of Patient Care Services.
- Observes safety hazards in the patient’s and organizations environments and takes appropriate steps to reduce or eliminate them.
- Assists the physician and other members of the health team in understanding significant social and emotional factors related to the patient’s terminal illness.
- Assesses for suicide risk, mental capacity, child, elder and/or dependent adult abuse and takes appropriate action.
- Assists in completion of advance directives, mortuary arrangements, funeral planning or facility placement.
- Provides assistance to staff and patient/family in ascertaining third party and financial resources and planning for financial coverage for services.
- Provides information and referral to appreciate community resources and/or legal entities.
- Advises and counsels hospice staff, patients and families, or community agencies in management of emergency situations/crises.
- Provides consultation and education to community to increase knowledge related to the hospice and serves as information source and education resource person to community, agency personnel and volunteers as appropriate.
- Maintains continuing education through academic studies, seminars, and workshops.
- Attends and participates in in-services, staff meetings and case conferences.
- Completes all documentation in an accurate and legible manner.
- Complies with hospice policies and procedures, laws and regulations and standards of practice.
Experience and Skills:
- Must have, a Master’s degree in social work from school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
- L.C.S.W. preferred but not required.
- Must have clinical experience relevant to the psychosocial needs of patients and families.
- Must have knowledge of psychosocial theories and experience with psychosocial treatment techniques with adults, children and groups.
- Ability to work with dying patients and their families.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Valid driver’s license and auto insurance.