Social Workers

Social Worker

March 1, 2019

Where

Mount Carmel Hospice & Palliative Care
Columbus, OH, United States

Description

At Mount Carmel, we are committed to making a meaningful difference in the lives of our patients and communities. Our colleagues – people like you – share our passion for always going beyond to provide the highest standards of care.

Our Patient Care Support colleagues support our mission in a variety of ways. Their compassion and commitment to collaborative excellence positively affect our patients and the communities we serve. This is what truly sets Mount Carmel apart. In return, Mount Carmel provides excellent learning and growth opportunities, excellent benefits and opportunities to succeed. With Hospice & Palliative Care Patients, receive relief from pain and discomfort, as well as the emotional and spiritual support of experienced, empathetic professionals.

Our Social Worker LISW provides medical social work services as ordered/referred by the attending physician to Hospice

Patients in their home, according to Hospice policies and procedures and state and federal regulations governing Hospice care. Uses professional judgment for initial and ongoing assessment, planning, and evaluation of psychosocial, economic, and environmental needs of patients and families. Acts as a consultant to Hospice staff for medical social work service needs.

Responsibilities

Develops appropriate care plans and establishes short and long-term goals; measures progress or lack of progress in achieving these goals as part of the overall interdisciplinary
care planning process.

Plans for coordinated Hospice care with other disciplines or community resources; consults with others as necessary.

Observes, evaluates and reports to Hospice Interdisciplinary Team re: patient/family psycho-social status, and significant changes for patients and family's coping status.

Assesses safety factors in the patient's residence regarding conduciveness to provision of care, including but not limited to safety, accessibility of bathroom, availability of telephone and adequacy of in-home caregivers.

Responds to referrals for social work within 48 hours of receipt of referral.

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