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Social Worker (MSW), Hospice - Outpatient - FT/Days (8hr) at Saddleback Memorial Medical Center in Laguna Hills, California

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

At MemorialCare Health System, we believe in providing extraordinary healthcare to our communities and an exceptional working environment for our employees.  Memorial Care stands for excellence in Healthcare.  Across our family of medical centers, we support each one of our bright, talented employees in reaching the highest levels of professional development, contribution, collaboration and accountability.  Whatever your role and whatever expertise you bring, we are dedicated to helping you achieve your full potential in an environment of respect, innovation and teamwork.

Position Summary

To provide clinical services to the terminally ill patient and family, to assist them to cope with the

emotional, financial and practical demands of the illness and the dying process.

  • Provide psycho-social assessment and intervention to Hospice patients and their families

  • Utilizes community resources to assist in resolution of personal and financial problems related to the terminal illness

  • Counsels and supports patient and family, and act as an advocate to allow for death with dignity and maintenance of optimum family/patient relationships and adjustments

  • Documentation concise and timely per agency standards

  • Assists the members of the Hospice team in understanding significant social and emotional factors related to the patients terminal illness and the family�s adjustment to the state of illness

  • Provides bereavement support as needed; present Presentation of Benefit to patients/families as needed

  • Follow company policies, procedures and directives

  • Interact in a positive and constructive manner

  • Prioritize and multitask


Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum 2 year�s recent experience in a Healthcare setting. Hospice and/or Oncology experience preferred

  • Acceptance and knowledge of hospice philosophy required

  • Master�s Degree in Social Work from a school accredited by the Council On Social Work Education

  • BLS issued by the American Heart Association

  • Effective problem-solving skills; good interpersonal and communication skills; ability to relate to a variety of health professionals in different settings

  • EMR experience