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Hospice Medical Social Worker-BSW - Hiring Now!

Company: Intrepid USA
Location: Joplin
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Job Description:

Intrepid USA - Our vision makes a difference:

We are a top 10 national home healthcare company with an overall 50 year history of excellence driving our future vision forward.  We are putting a dent in the homecare universe through our commitment to providing affordable, personalized, patient and family centered medical home healthcare, home hospice, private duty homecare and independent living support services delivered in a concierge style, on-demand to create an exceptional patient experience.  What makes our vision different:

  • Culture driven by servant based leadership with an inverted organization chart. Our clinical teams are at the top and our CEO is at the bottom supporting our organization
  • Our Care Centers are not franchises. We have a National Support Center helping our Care Center leaders manage and drive their local “family business” style of operations, clinical and patient experience
  • Our teams manage their local Care Centers where they are embedded in the fabric of the communities they serve
  • We are committed to caring for our patients just as if they were our family

Why working here is awesome:

  • Industry leading online training system and modules for continuing education thru Intrepid University
  • Clinician centric WellSky EHR to improve clinical documentation quality and patient care
  • Competitive pay with healthcare, dental, vision, pharmacy, Flexible Spending Account, Dependent Care Account benefits with affordable premiums for Full-time team members
  • 401K available to all team members
  • Supportive time away through PTO time and company paid holidays for Full-time team members
  • Mobile benefits access, 98.6 telemedicine access, health education library and health cost estimator for Full-time team members.
  • Company paid Life Insurance up to $50K and AD&D insurance with the option of additional affordable voluntary life and AD&D available for Full-time team members.
  • Short and long term disability insurance available at affordable rates for Full-time team members.
  • Talent science that improves the quality of our talent acquisition, recruiting process and team members

Great work you’ll do here:

The Social Worker will provide medical social services to patients in the home through physician’s orders and under the supervision of the Agency Management.  Responsible for the implementation of standards of care for medical social work services and as defined by the state Medical Social Work Practice Act.

  • Assesses emotional factors related to terminal illness for both patient and caregiver and the caregiver’s ability to function adequately.
  • Assesses special needs related to cultural diversity including communication, space, role of family members and special traditions. 
  • Formulates individualized plan of care that incorporates analysis of assessment data; modifies and updates as needed at a minimum of every two weeks on assigned patients. Provides all care according to physician orders.  Involves the patient/family in the plan of care. 
  • Provides social services including short-term individual counseling, crisis intervention, assistance in providing information and preparation of advance directives and funeral planning issues, and transfer of responsibilities regarding fiscal, legal and health care decisions.
  • Educates patients and families related to social service issues, including long term placement, financial issues, and funeral planning.
  • Identifies support systems available to reduce stress and facilitate coping with end-of-life care.
  • Evaluates for long-term care when appropriate and assesses ability to accept change in level of care.  Communicates psychosocial information to inpatient facility when level of care is changed.
  • Attends or leads bereavement support groups, as requested. Assesses bereavement needs and completes bereavement risk assessment when requested.  Participates in  bereavement and grief counseling.
  • Ensures compliance with federal/state regulations governing hospice care services by following policy and procedure consistent with agency standards, including the maintenance and confidentiality of patient records.

What we’ll love about you:

  • Passion and commitment to clinical excellence, quality and integrity
  • Embracing and leading the patient care mission through providing an exceptional patient experience
  • Positive attitude and ability to fit in as a collaborative team member for patient care
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and patient/family engagement skills
  • Commitment to clinical documentation excellence and quality along with ability to educate and inspire others
  • High energy, focus, work ethic, motivation and commitment to lifelong learning and growth
  • Flexibility with diverse clients, cultures, and environments allowing you to provide excellent care
  • Ability to demonstrate clinical skills in both a collaborative and solo contributor capacity
  • Experience with EHR systems and their implementation/optimization in complex clinical settings
  • Proficiency with federal, state and governing agency regulations
  • Participates in continued clinical and in-service education, as well as professional training required by law
  • Knowledge and comfort level working with technology and enterprise wide support systems and tools
  • Successful management of a high volume of work, changing priorities as needed
  • Appropriate judgment and critical thinking in decisions that requiring consideration of regulatory compliance, customer service, patient welfare and company interests
  • Outstanding presentation, writing and communication skills
  • Promotes the agency through positive representation and communication of its services
  • Capable of using professional judgement to delegate selected clinical tasks
  • Strong ability to be the public face of the organization, and serve as an advocate for Home Healthcare, Home Hospice and other service lines
  • Creative thinker who embraces thought leadership
  • Capable of making challenging decisions and willing to take responsibility for them.
  • Graduate of an accredited bachelor’s program in social work: Must work under supervision by a licensed MSW member within the Company.
  • Experience should be in direct service to clients and their families experiencing social, emotional and/or medical problems.
  • One year of hospice care experience preferred; two years’ experience in any clinical setting with a demonstrated ability to manage a group of patients.
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance

Keywords: Intrepid USA, Joplin , Hospice Medical Social Worker-BSW - Hiring Now!, Other , Joplin, Missouri

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