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Alpha Hospice LLC PRN/As needed Social Worker (MSW required) with Anew Hospice - PRNAS16717 in Indianapolis, Indiana

PRN/As needed Social Worker (MSW required) opportunity with Anew HospiceAnew Hospice is Indiana-owned and operated with Hoosier hospitality ingrained in everything we do. Were committed to providing compassionate care, clinical excellence and outstanding customer service to our patients and their families at the end of life. Creating a positive experience through comfort and support is our number one priority.At Anew Hospice we proudly serve over 12 counties in the greater Indianapolis area.Our team is growing! Do you want to make a difference in the lives of others? We are seeking a PRN/As needed Social Worker to serve in Indianapolis.The Social Worker is responsible for the implementation ofstandards of care for medical social work services and for adherence to all conditions in the Service or EmploymentAgreement which include providing care based on the Social Work Practice Act.Job duties for this role include:Assesses the psychosocial status of patients/clients and families/caregivers related to the patient's/clients terminal illness and environment and communicates findings to the registered nurse and other members of the interdisciplinary group. Provides an assessment in the patient's/clients identified residence and assistance when this is not safe, and another plan is required.Carries out social evaluations, including family dynamics, caregiver abilities, communication patterns, high- risks for suicide, neglect or abuse and plans intervention based on evaluation findings. Counsels patient/client and family/caregivers as needed in relationship to stress, and other identified coping difficulties. Provides crisis intervention when necessary.Assesses for, and educates interdisciplinary group, on any special needs related to the culture of the patient/client and family. Includes communication, role of family, space, and any special traditions or taboos.Maintains clinical records on all patients/clients referred to social work prepares clinical and progress notes.Educates patients/clients and families on, and assists in, preparation of advanced directives.Provides information and referral services for organization patients/clients and families/caregivers regarding practical and environmental needs.Provides information to patients/clients and families/caregivers and community agencies.Serves as liaison between patients/clients and families/caregivers and community agencies.Maintains collaborative relationships with organization personnel to support patient/client care.Maintains and develops contracts with public and private agencies as resources for patient/client and personnel.Participates in the development of the individualized plan of care, involving the patient/client and family, and attends regularly scheduled interdisciplinary group meetings, assisting the team in recognizing the effects of the psychosocial stresses on the symptoms of the terminal illness.Assists physician and other team members in understanding significant social and emotional factors related to health problems and death/dying issues.Actively participates in quality assessment performance improvement teams and activities.Assists family and patient/client in planning for funeral arrangements, financial, legal, and health care decision responsibilities.Job Requirements:A graduate of a Masters program in Social Work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.Minimum of one (1) years experience in health care, hospice experience preferred.Understands hospice philosophy, and issues of death/dying.Demonstrates good verbal and written communication, and organization skills.Possesses and maintains current CPR Certification.For full-time opportunities, we offer and attractive compensation and excellent benefits package including:Group medical/dental/vision/life insurance401(k) retirement planPaid time off and paid holidaysDisability insuranceTuition assistanceRoom for advancementWe are Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer Minority / Female /

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