Social Worker - Hospice and Home Health Palliative

Providence Health & Services Medford, OR
Providence is calling a Social Worker to the Providence Home Care and Hospice Building in Medford, OR.

This Social Worker will work closely with the Providence Hospice & Home Health Palliative Services interdisciplinary teams to provide clinical counseling, assessment, case management, crisis intervention, and psycho-education with multi-stressed patients and families relevant to the dying process, end of life care planning and bereavement. The Social Worker must have the ability to understand and provide community-based care across varied residential settings while assessing for patient, caregiver, and staff safety in the home environment is a must.

This is a 40 hour a week position that will be scheduled between Monday through Friday during the day. The specific days of the week will be further discussed during the interview process.

In this position, you will:

* Under direct and continuous supervision, provide comprehensive biopsychosocial/spiritual assessment, diagnosis and/or treatment/interventions/advocacy of patients, and their support systems.

* Incorporate concepts and theories associated with life span development, neurobiology, and behavioral change.

* Collaborate with the patient and support system(s) to develop and implement evidence-informed person-centered care plans across the care continuum in collaboration with the Inter/Multi-Disciplinary Team (IDT).

* Perform duties in a manner that respects patient self-determination that reduces health disparities/barriers to care and adheres to the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) code of ethics, Standards of Practice (SOP), and mission.

* Work closely with the hospice interdisciplinary team to provide clinical counseling, assessment, case management, crisis intervention, and psycho-education with multi-stressed patients and families relevant to the dying process, end of life care planning and bereavement.

* Have the ability to understand and provide community-based care across varied residential settings while assessing for patient, caregiver, and staff safety in the home environment.

Required qualifications for this position include:

* Master's degree in Social Work from a Council of Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited school of social work, or from a school in candidacy status by the CSWE

* Temporary Clinical Social Work Associates (CSWA) license, or proof of CSWA initiated within 6 months of hire

* Documentation of an approved supervision plan from the Oregon Board

* Must obtain LCSW Board licensure within a maximum of 5 years from CSWA application, or date of hire date as a CSWA

* American Heart Association Basic Life Support (AHA-BLS) for Healthcare Provider completion within 1 month of hire

* Valid driver's license and reliable automobile

* Ability to assess patient biopsychosocial/cultural and spiritual needs in facilities and homes

* Ability to assess healthcare literacy of the patient and their family members

* Ability to diagnose and treat depression and anxiety related to a serious and life limiting illness

* Ability to provide counseling and education related to end of life planning, anticipatory grief and bereavement

* Ability to efficiently and effectively manage a caseload and triage urgent needs

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

* Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

* 3 - 5 years of social work experience

* 2 years of clinical work experience in hospice or palliative care

* 2 years of experience working independently with vulnerable populations in a field environment

* Healthcare experience

About Providence in Oregon

As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."

Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.