Hospice Medical Social Worker MSW | Licensed | Full Time

Amedisys Home Health Services Augusta, ME
What You Will Do:

As a Medical Social Worker (MSW) for Amedisys hospice, you will have the opportunity to assist and counsel patients and their family one on one with health related financial, social and emotional concerns. Your work will include assisting the physician and other members of the patient care team to understand the significance of social and emotional factors to develop an appropriate plan related to the terminally ill patient's care.

* Assess and reassess social and emotional factors in order to help the patient and family to cope with problems of end-of-life care and to help them follow the hospice team's recommendations to maximize the patient's quality of life.

* Counsel patients and families concerning financial concerns, life review, positive family relationships and quality of life, care giving issues

* Recognize, identify and utilize community and family resources to assist in maintaining independence and quality of life

* Attend and actively participate in patient care conferences to ensure good coordination of care

* Develop, prepare and maintain individualized patient care progress records with accuracy, timeliness and according to policies.

* May supervise Social Worker Assistants as a licensed social worker

Required:

* Master's degree from a school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education

* A current and unencumbered license or certification to practice as a social worker in the state assigned to work with some limited state specific exceptions*

* One (1 ) year or more experience as a social worker in a healthcare setting

* Must have reliable transportation, current driver's license, and agency-required liability insurance to perform home visits

Preferred:

* Previous home health or hospice experience