Adoray Home Health & Hospice
  • Baldwin, WI, USA
  • $22-29
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Adoray is your locally trusted nonprofit home health and hospice partner proudly serving St. Croix, Pierce, Polk, Burnett, Barron & Dunn Counties in Wisconsin since 1995.

We are looking for compassionate professionals who share our mission of "Partnering to improve the quality of life throughout serious illness wherever you call home." Our team is committed to providing you with the best training and support by investing in your growth and development.

Adoray is currently recruiting for a full-time Social Worker to join our team. The Social Worker is responsible for the delivery of various social work services to hospice patients and their families. Major responsibilities include providing the initial psycho-social evaluation, ongoing psycho-social counseling, and direct casework services.

Minimum Qualifications

• Has a baccalaureate degree in social work from an institution accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and Wisconsin Social Worker License

• One year of social work experience in a health care setting required, two years preferred. • Hospice and/or home health experience preferred. • Training or experience in bereavement or grief preferred, including assessment skills.

• Understanding and commitment to hospice concept and philosophy.

Social Worker Duties:

• Completes psychosocial evaluation/assessment visit on each assigned hospice patient and caregiver including history within 5 days of admission.

• Makes pre-admission hospice visits as assigned. Assesses appropriateness for hospice care, gives information on Hospice Medicare/Medicaid Benefit and/or other insurance benefits, if any.

• Assesses the concerns of home health or hospice patient/caregiver on an ongoing basis.

• Assists the home health or hospice patient/caregiver in identifying goals and establishing priorities on an ongoing basis.

• Assists the home health or hospice patient/caregiver in assessing financial needs and determines eligibility and availability of appropriate community resources.

• Participates in developing the hospice bereavement plan of care through the IDT.

• Is a member of hospice Quality Improvement Committee and completes assessments as assigned.

• Participates in development of initial hospice care plan in conjunction with IDT specific to the needs of each patient/caregiver within 24 hours of admission.

• Ensures pertinent patient information is communicated to the home health or hospice case manager and/or other members of the care team as necessary.

• Assists the home health or hospice patient/caregiver in planning for transfer from one setting to another (i.e., home to nursing home) and facilitates implementation as requested.

• Assists in planning transition of patient and caregiver if discharge or revocation from the hospice program occurs. • Works under the supervision of the MSW, collaborating as needed regarding patient and caregiver situations.

• Establishes and implements the hospice psychosocial care plan within 5 days of admission, and institutes appropriate revisions on an ongoing basis. • Provides home health or hospice social work services to assigned patients per plan of treatment

• Assists in facilitating effective adaptation to the crisis of illness and impending death.

• Communicates with physician and other team members as needed regarding changes in patient/caregiver status.

• Makes referrals to other appropriate health care workers and/or agencies as necessary.

• Advises other team members regarding psychosocial needs for specific patient/caregiver situations as appropriate.

• Facilitates patient/caregiver conferences to assist them in making decisions and effectively communicate.

• Participates in hospice IDT meetings a minimum of every 14 days. Contributes to care plan revisions of all patients reviewed based on knowledge and experience.

• Participates in home health care conferences or palliative care team meetings as requested.

• Evaluates volunteer services informally and provides input to Volunteer Coordinator, hospice team or palliative care team as appropriate.

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