Hospice Social Worker – MSW

Career Title: Hospice Social Worker – MSW
City: Xenia
State: Ohio

We are seeking a full-time Master Social Worker to provide medical social work services to hospice patients and families for our Xenia, OH location. Job duties of this rewarding position include:

  • Assessing the psychosocial status of patients and families/caregivers related to the patient’s illness and communicating findings to the interdisciplinary group
  • Carrying out social evaluations and planning interventions based on evaluation findings
  • Counseling patients and family as needed
  • Assessing for any special needs related to the culture of the patient and family
  • Maintaining clinical records on all patients referred to social work
  • Participating in the development of the individualized plan of care involving the patient and family, and attending regularly scheduled interdisciplinary group meetings
  • Assisting physicians and other team members in understanding significant social and emotional factors related to health problems and death/dying issues
  • Assisting family and patient in planning for funeral arrangements, financial, legal and healthcare decision responsibilities

Ideal candidates should have the following qualifications:

  • Graduate of master’s program in social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education
  • Licensed Social Worker in the state of Ohio
  • Minimum of one year experience in health care. Hospice experience preferred.
  • Understands hospice philosophy and issues of death/dying.