Hospice IPU Medical Social Worker
Gentiva Health Services - Lubbock, TX

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Odyssey Hospice, Inc. is the leader in hospice care, making a difference in the lives of terminally ill patients. Join the hospice team that touches so many. Besides a supportive environment where great works are acknowledged and celebrated, Odyssey employees enjoy competitive salaries, flexible schedules for many positions, and a range of excellent Full-Time benefits, including:

� PPO or HMO medical insurance

� Dental insurance

� Vision insurance

� Company-paid life insurance with A D & D coverage

� Flexible spending accounts to set aside pre-tax dollars for childcare and medical care

� Optional life insurance

� Optional long-term disability coverage

� Short-term disability plan

� 401(k) with a company match

� Tuition reimbursement

� Employee referral bonus

� Generous PTO program with select holidays

� Employee recognition programs and an enjoyable work environment

Hospice IPU Medical Social Worker

Provide wide range of psychosocial services to terminally ill patients and their families, including regularly assessing the patient and family psychosocial needs, and Pre-Bereavement/anticipatory grief needs. Implements the Plan of Care provisions to meet their needs, which include: social service goals for alleviating problems, supportive counseling, problem solving, community referrals pre-bereavement and bereavement care. Regularly re-evaluates the patient�s and family�s psychosocial needs. Adheres to Company policies and procedures and regulatory compliance requirements and directives.


� Minimum age requirement of 18.
� Bachelor�s degree in Social Work, Master�s degree preferred. Masters degree from school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education required in states as specified.
� Licensure and/or certification as required by the State.
� Minimum of two year�s social service experience in a health care setting or social services agency.
� Knowledge of and ability to obtain community resources (information and referral, state/federal financial programs and eligibility requirements, etc.).
� Compliance with accepted professional standards and practices.
� Understands Hospice philosophy, principles of death/dying.
� Ability to work in an interdisciplinary setting.
� Physical exam in accordance with state law requirements.
� Valid driver�s license and an automobile that is insured in accordance with state and/or Odyssey requirements and is in good working order.
� Satisfactory references from employers and/or professional peers.
� Satisfactory criminal background check.
� Compliance with accepted professional standards and practices.
� Ability to work within an interdisciplinary setting.
� Demonstrate excellent observation, judgment and communication skills. Ability to provide good written documentation in a timely manner.
� Self-directed with the ability to work with little supervision.

Odyssey Hospice is now a part of Gentiva Health Services. What brings us together is the care we all have for our patients and their families. We share the same passion for what we do. We believe our work really is our calling.
If you are interested in becoming a part of America's leading provider of home healthcare and hospice services please apply.
To learn more, please contact your local recruiter at (toll free) 1.877.44.HOSPICE (1.877.444.6774)

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Gentiva Health Services is a gentle giant. As one of the nation's largest home health care and hospice services firms, the company...