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Hospice Social Worker - PRN in Springfield, IL at Safe Haven Hospice

Date Posted: 8/27/2018

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Job Description


Safe Haven Hospice - Christian Horizons (CH) has grown from one nursing home over 50 years ago to one of the largest faith-based not-for-profits in the country with 13 communities across 4 states. The CH family of ministries also includes Senior Care Pharmacy, CareLink nurse-guided care and Safe Haven Hospice. Experience a new pathway to senior living – a future in which older adults thrive.

We offer a place to live your faith, a place to grow and be valued. As a faith-based organization, we strive to provide resident-centered, cost-effective health care programs and services to each and every resident in our community.

Safe Haven Hospice is seeking a PRN Social Worker for the central Illinois area.

  • Demonstrate compassionate care by listening to all customers, and timely responding to their needs.
  • Complete a psychosocial assessment on all patients according to state requirements.
  • Assists patient and family with social concerns associated with the dying process by utilizing social services assessments, life review counseling, etc.
  • Maintain up-to-date, accurate, and appropriate documentation daily.
  • Provide for the psychosocial needs to all Hospice patients per the Plan of Car
  • Act as a liaison between SHH and the patients and their families, addressing and assisting in finding solutions to any problems that arise.
  • Attend and participate in continuing education programs and staff meetings.
  • Function as part of an interdisciplinary team to provide quality care to all patients.
  • Foster self-respect and a feeling of worth in each patient by consistent kindness, understanding, and patience in their care.
  • Provide social work services and bereavement services in accordance with the Interdisciplinary Plan of Care.
  • Assist the members of the Hospice Interdisciplinary Team and patients and their families to understand the significance of social and emotional factors related to the patient’s care and beginning at the time of admission and continuing after a patient’s death up to thirteen (13) months.
  • Initiate patient care conferences for complex patients when needed.       Arrange for extended care placement or respite placement when necessary.
  • Assists in discharge planning from Hospice when care is no longer appropriate. Assures continuity of care when patient is hospitalized, discharged, or transferred.
  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience in social work, preferably in a home care agency, or a hospital, outpatient clinic, rehabilitation center, or mental health program.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Possess the ability to communicate effectively and deal tactfully with personnel, patients, families, visitors, government agencies, and the general public.
  • Display leadership qualities, good communication skills, and a desire to continuously learn.
  • Valid driver’s license and daily access to a reliable and insured vehicle.
  • Ability to exercise judgement and discretion in confidential matters.