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Social Worker (MSW)

Company: Angmar Medical Holdings
Location: Wichita Falls
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Social Worker (MSW) Angels Care Hospice Wichita Falls, TX Angels Care Hospice is now hiring a Social Worker (MSW) to join our new location in Wichita Falls, TX. Apply today to learn more! DESCRIPTION: The social worker contracted or employed through the organization is responsible for the implementation of standards of care for medical social work services and for adherence to all conditions in the Service or Employment Agreement which include providing care based on the Social Work Practice Act. JOB FUNCTIONS: + Assesses the psychosocial status of patients and families/caregivers related to the patients terminal illness and environment and communicates findings to the registered nurse and other members of the interdisciplinary group. Provides an assessment in the patients 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 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 and family. + Maintains clinical records on all patients referred to social work prepares clinical and progress notes. + Educates patients and families on, and assists in, preparation of advanced directives. + Provides information and referral services for organization patients and families/caregivers regarding practical and environmental needs. + Serves as liaison between patients and families/caregivers and community agencies. + Maintains collaborative relationships with organization personnel to support patient care. + Develops contracts with public and private agencies as resources for patient and personnel. + Participates in the development of the individualized plan of care, involving the patient 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 in planning for funeral arrangements, financial, legal, and health care decision responsibilities. share Job Overview Date Posted April 12, 2021 Location 4909 Old Jacksboro Highway, Wichita Falls, TX, USA Job Applications 0 Application(s)

Keywords: Angmar Medical Holdings, Wichita Falls , Social Worker (MSW), Other , Wichita Falls, Texas

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