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Home Health Social Worker - Hedrick Medical Center

Posted: 06/10/2022

The Opportunity:
As a Home Care & Hospice Social Worker, you are responsible and accountable for assessing the psychological, social, emotional, cultural and/or financial needs that impact patient s health and recovery. To provide professional social work services that utilize supportive counseling and clinical knowledge in assessing the needs of patients and families during illness crisis intervention and post discharge planning. Collaborates with members of health care team in the development of a transition plan and addresses needs in a timely manner. Participate in program planning and development to meet the needs of customers within the health care system and community.

Shift:  Part-time, 32 hours per week.

The Work:
In this Social Worker role, you will have a wide variety of interesting and challenging responsibilities to serve residents who are in the community’s skilled nursing center for rehabilitation.  Some of your specific responsibilities would include:

  • Identifying and understanding the significant social and emotional factors underlying a resident’s illness
  • Participating with the health care team to complete MDS’s and develop care plans
  • Working with patients and their family members to understand and accept necessary treatment
  • Communicating with insurance companies and obtaining treatment/stay authorizations
  • Helping patients adjust to the temporary and permanent effect of illness
  • Referring patients and family members to community resources when needed

 Why St. Luke’s Home Hospice?
  • Working in an environment where you are supported by leadership and a team of skilled healthcare professional dedicated to providing the highest levels of care.
  • Having the autonomy to set your own schedule and flexibility to meet your personal and family needs, including late start or early ending times.
  • State of the art technology including widespread use telemonitoring to ensure positive patient outcomes.
  • Commitment to a safe and kind work environment with abundant resources.
  • Competitive pay program and top mileage reimbursement rates.
  • Opportunities for career advancement and development of your nursing and people skills.
  • Saint Luke’s offers competitive salaries and benefits packages to all of their employees, click here to find out more.

Job Requirements

Applicable Experience:
Less than 1 year
Basic Life Support - American Heart Association or Red Cross, Driver's License - Various, Licensed Masters Social Worker (MO) - Missouri Division of Professional Registration
Master's Degree

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