The Hospice Social Worker is the member of the interdisciplinary team whose primary function is to provide diagnostic assessments of the psychosocial and economic needs of the patient / family unit, define social service goals for alleviating these needs and help provide both the counseling and casework needed to meet these goals.
Primary responsibilities include:
Visiting patients to assess care and provide pain/symptom control
Participating in care conferences and working in interdisciplinary teams
Supporting the patients' families with funeral arrangements, psychosocial needs, community resources, etc
Maintaining hospice patients' charts and other documentation
Master's Degree-level clinician in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or Marriage or Family Counseling
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Strong organizational skills
Strong computer proficiency, must be able to type and navigate around a Windows environment
Must have a current and unrestricted driver's license, a reliable vehicle and proof of auto insurance
Experience working with community resources
Licensure highly preferred
OptumHealth is part of the family of companies that make UnitedHealth Group one of the leaders across most major segments of the US health care system.
OptumHealth helps nearly 60 million Americans live their lives to the fullest by educating them about their symptoms, conditions and treatments; helping them to navigate the system, finance their health care needs and stay on track with their health goals. No other business touches so many lives in such a positive way. And we do it all with every action focused on our shared values of Integrity, Compassion, Relationships, Innovation & Performance.
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