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Medical Social Worker

Company: ProCare Hospice of Nevada, LLC
Location: Las Vegas
Posted on: July 15, 2019

Job Description:

Do you have a Hospice Heart?We are a family owned and operated hospice serving patients in Clark and Nye Counties. Committed to the philosophies of compassion, comfort, support and dignity- Hospice believes that the quality at the end of life is as important as the length of it. We provide professional and ethical care to patients with a life-limiting illness or poor prognosis, as well as provide on-going support and education to families and caregivers. Our staff is dedicated to educating the community about the benefits of hospice care. We strive to provide the most comforting end-of-life experience possible by valuing each patient as an individual.--Job Summary:Manages the day-to-day functions of the social work department.-- Provides social services to terminally ill patients and their families within a medically approved plan of care. Assists patients and families to manage problems or needs related to their psychosocial functioning and bereavement.-- Assists social work team with resources and interventions to provide optimal patient support.--Qualifications and Experience: --- As mandated by NRS 418.84 a social worker is defined as a person who has at least a bachelor's degree from a school accredited or approved by the Council on Social Work Education.--- Must have a Master's Degree in Social Work with at least two (2) years' experience in healthcare.--- Must be a currently licensed social service worker in the state of Nevada.--- Must have demonstrated knowledge and experience in identifying and addressing needs of hospice patients and families; including financial, housing, and caregiver status concerns--- Able to use general office equipment (telephone, copy machine, fax machine)--- Must have reliable transportation and maintain current auto insurance.--- Successful completion of Background check pursuant to NRS 449.188 and NRS 179A.100--- Read, speak, write and understand the English language--- Must be able to handle frequent interruptions--- Must be able to cope with emotionally charged situations encompassing, patients, families and other caregivers--Job Duties and Responsibilities:The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.--- Manage the day-to-day functions of the social work department.--- Supervise and evaluates social work staff per state, federal and CHAP guidelines.--- Work with Compliance Officer to ensure compliance with all state, federal and Joint Commission regulations, accreditation standards, NASW Code of Ethics and agency policies and procedures.--- In collaboration with the Compliance Officer or designee, review care plans for appropriateness of scope and frequency.--- Reviews social work documentation for completeness and accuracy.--- Work in conjunction with the Administrator to screen, interview and hire social work staff.--- Expand training for current and new social work staff.--- Identify opportunities to improve program efficiency with QAPI and PIP projects.--Apply Online Today!!

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