Social Worker
Exeter Hospital - Exeter, NH

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Rockingham Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice is a community-based, non-profit Home Health agency that serves the adult population of Rockingham County as well as the communities of Barrington, Durham and Lee, NH. As an Exeter Health Resource, our agency is able to provide you and your family with the highest quality home care, community outreach programs and services.

Social Worker reports to SW Program Manager. Performs a variety of services, such as advising on social problems, arranging for discharge or postoperative care at home or in institutions, placement of adults in nursing homes, financial assistance to patients or families during illnesses and alleviation of anxieties or fears concerning permanent disabilities, disfiguring illnesses or uncertainty about the future.

Must be willing to travel throughout Rockingham County.

  • Master's degree in related field
  • BCLS certified or within 30 days of hire
  • Driver license - valid
Major Responsibilities:

  • Assesses the needs for social work intervention via interviews with patients/families to obtain information about psycho-social status, home environment, family relationships, health history and personality traits.
  • Develops plan of care in consultation with the physician and other care team members.
  • Coordinates and consults plans with patient, family, members of health care team, community agencies and other facilities to facilitate discharge plan.
  • Counsels/works with patients and families about adjustment to illness and medical recommendations. Provides appropriate community resources as needed.
  • Evaluates data gathered in terms of the medical treatment plan and available resources to plan a pertinent treatment program that will provide each patient with maximum benefits.
  • Provides crisis intervention to patients and families in the home setting.
  • Performs in the role of case manager to assist team in understanding the social and emotional factors related to pertinent health problems.
  • Pepares and maintains required documentation on each case.
  • Assists the physician and other IDG.IDT members in recognizing and understanding the social/mental stress and/or disorders that exacerbates the symptoms related to terminal illness.
  • Provides short term counseling, crisis intervention, assistance specific to advance directives, funeral planning support.

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