SOCIAL WORKER - HOME HEALTH/HOSPICE
Contact: Patrice Cox, Recruiter
Responsible for the provision and supervision of social service functions provided to home health and hospice patients.
Education, Licensure and Experience:
The Home Health/Hospice Social Worker must:
Have a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from a school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education; or (B) Has a baccalaureate degree in social work from an institution accredited by the Council on Social Work Education; or a baccalaureate degree in psychology, sociology, or other field related to social work and is supervised by an MSW.
2. Have at least 1 year of social work experience in a healthcare setting.
3. Be licensed in the state of Mississippi to practice as a Social Worker.
4. Have a current automobile operator’s license and auto liability insurance
Note: A social worker with a baccalaureate degree from a school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education who was employed before December 2, 2008, and is not required to be supervised by an MSW.
Ability to: (a) communicate effectively in speaking and writing (b) plan, organize and coordinate a variety of activities; (c) relate a diverse group of individuals in a positive manner (d) supervise work of others.
Basic math/accounting skills to sufficiently complete assignments.
Reasoning Ability: Uses personal knowledge, experience and other resources as necessary to make logical decisions and solve problems.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands listed here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must be able to speak, see, hear and use both hands.
Frequently: Sit, stand, walk, stoop, squat, reach above shoulder, kneel, balance, carry, push, pull over 5 pounds, drive
Occasionally: Bend, crawl, carry, push, pull over 15 pounds
Seldom Carry, push, and pull over 55
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those any employee encounters while
performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
functions of the job.
Frequently: Being inside and outside, exposed to temperatures above 72 degrees.
Occasionally: Exposed to temperatures above 90 degrees; below 32degrees, Wet & Humid Conditions, Noise, Vibration, Fumes, Dust
Seldom: Exposed to temperatures above 100 degrees
Frequently Being inside and outside, exposed to temperatures above 72 degrees
Occasionally Infectious Waste, needles and body fluids
Seldom Toxic chemicals, Chemotherapeutics, radiation
While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly exposed to risk of: moderate eye and ear strain from computer screen and noise; repetitive motion strain from working on the computer; possible auto accidents. (Degree of travel: Periodic trips to hospital for meetings, mail delivery/pick-up; education/committee meetings out of town; between offices, etc.
Primary job functions will take place in an office setting. Will occasionally perform duties at the hospital, in patient’s home, and other locations.