~Social Worker for Hospice/Volunteer Coordinator~
Job Number: 39927a
Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (BSL) a publicly traded company (NYSE: BKD)
Innovative Senior Care by Brookdale Senior Living (ISC) has a Full-time Hospice Social Worker position for you in one of our upscale retirement resort style community’s in-house Hospice department!!
Fulltime Hospice Social Worker- opportunity in Chandler, AZ !
Immediate Opening: Social Worker for Hospice/Volunteer Coordinator
Job Number: 39927a
Job Type: Full-time
Location: Park Regency- 225 North Price Road, Chandler, AZ 85224
You will enjoy a friendly and professional work environment with the opportunity to build a career being a part of a forward thinking, innovative therapy company which provides a substantial client base with which to work.
- Assesses the psychosocial status of patients and families/caregivers related to the patient’s terminal illness and environment and communicates findings to the registered nurse and other members of the interdisciplinary group. Provides an assessment in the patient’s 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, highrisks 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. Includes communication, role of family, space, and any special traditions or taboos.
- Maintains clinical records on all patients referred to social work.
- 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. Ensures seamless homecare services by providing direct oversight and coordination of care with other clinical service providers.
- Maintains collaborative relationships with organization personnel to support patient care.
- Maintains comprehensive working knowledge of community resources and assists referral sources in accessing community resources should services not be provided by Innovative Senior Care Hospice.
- Directs all daily patient social service operations including providing direct oversight of the establishment and implementation of social service policies.
- Ensures compliance with all state, federal, and CHAP social service regulatory requirements.
- 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 ofthe psychosocial stresses on the symptoms of the terminal illness.
- Actively participates in quality assessment performance improvement teams and activities.
How to apply for this exceptional opportunity...
- Hospice Experience Required
- Minimum of one (1) year experience in a senior living and/or medical facility (hospital, clinic, rehabilitation center, etc) where the team approach to treatment is utilized.
- Master’s degree in Social Work
- Must be licensed in the state of AZ
- Computer skills with Microsoft programs as well as specialized software
- Ability to multitask
- Positive attitude and flexibility are essential
Apply Online: www.brookdalecareers.com
Contact: Megan Anthony
Job ID: 39927a
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