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MEDICAL SOCIAL WORKER – LCSW/LGSW in Lanham, MD at Professional Health Care Resources

Date Posted: 5/30/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Lanham, MD
  • Job Type:
    Health Care
  • Experience:
    At least 1 year(s)
  • Date Posted:

Job Description

Professional Healthcare Resources, a leader in Home Health, Hospice and Personal Care services in the Washington, DC, Baltimore, Maryland, and Virginia areas, seeks compassionate and experienced Social Worker to join our team of dedicated nursing professionals in Lanham, MD

We deliver a wide range of home healthcare solutions, such as skilled nursing, therapy, personal care services, and hospice. With us, you’ll enjoy a unique job with many joys and rewards, as well as responsibilities and challenges – and, we go the extra mile to make sure you have everything you need to provide the best care our residents seek and expect from us.

Join PHR and experience what great visit pay rates feel like, what the freedom of a truly flexible schedule feels like, what working close to your own home feels like, what getting back to true nursing (i.e. one-on-one care) feels like and what actually being appreciated by your home care agency feels like.
We are ready to teach and train experienced nurses if they are willing to work in the home setting

Job summary
A professional responsible for providing medical social services to home care and/or hospice clients under a plan of treatment; supports clinical care by providing direct patient assessment and intervention, as well as training and direction to clinical staff; includes assessment of needs and issues impacting patient recovery, safety and long term planning; collaborates and communicates with other clinical disciplines and community resources to address identified needs; provides short-term counseling services and tools to patients and families; delivers quality services in accordance with established agency policies and procedures; ensures compliance with federal, state, and local guidelines for all services; assures the quality and growth of the agency through effective promotion and administrative practices.

Job duties

  1. Assesses psychosocial and emotional status of assigned patient; identifies coping, self-image, resource needs, and factors related to terminal illness
  2. Assesses capacity of home caregivers, and safety of home settings to cope with and meet patient’s needs as well as bereavement needs for hospice patient families
  3. Develops social work plan of care based on patient needs, physician orders, and in consultation and coordination with nursing and therapy staff and other members of the interdisciplinary hospice team
  4. Delivers services in accordance with the approved plan of treatment and plan of care
  5. Maintains awareness of community resources and maintains collaborative relationships with other agencies to assist patients in obtaining resources for financial, psychosocial and medical needs
  6. Assists the patient and the caregiver in identifying and utilizing information and services from other community resources
  7. Participates in the agency’s clinical record review, clinical outcomes and adverse event reviews and performance improvement projects
  8. Prepares clinical notes clearly and completely and turns into office within 48 hours
  9. Attends care conferences, IDT/IDG meetings, staff meetings and attends in-service education at least quarterly
  10. Develops or participates in the development of a discharge plan when the patient is transferred to another agency or service or when the patient is discharged or dies
  11. Acts as a consultant to agency staff to assist clinical team members to understand social and emotional factors affecting illness, recovery, long term planning and the social/mental stress that exacerbates the symptoms related to terminal illness
  12. Serves on Ethics Consult Team as requested
  13. Participates in in-services
  14. Assists with funeral planning issues and transfer of responsibilities regarding fiscal, legal, and health care decision for terminally ill patients

Job Requirements
Education and/or Experience:

  • Must be currently licensed with the Board of Social Work in state(s) of operation
  • Must possess a master’s degree from a school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education
  • Must possess at least one (1) years’ experience in social work within a health care or social service delivery system
  • Diverse pay system and great earning potential
  • Holiday, weekend and on-call additional pay
  • Cell phone and mileage reimbursement
  • Advanced orientation and annual educational programs
  • Friendly, family oriented and caring working environment
  • Great benefits package which includes health, dental and vision care, PTO, company-paid life insurance and a 401K Plan.