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Employment Type:
Full time
Posted:
5/10/2012
Job Category:
Health Care Provider
Industry:
Health Care & Medicine
Social Worker - Licensed MSW
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Gentiva | Starkville, MS
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Job Description

We are searching for a medical social worker to both visit hospice patients and coordinate our volunteer program for Gentiva Hospice in Starkville, MS.  MSW and MS license required.

The homecare industry is revolutionizing healthcare in America. And Gentiva Hospice, a Gentiva company is leading that revolution with exceptional clinical care, innovative solutions and uncompromising service. Gentiva offers an employment package that includes education and training, comprehensive benefits and a positive work environment.

In this position, you will split your time between volunteer coordinator and social worker.  This is a highly administrative job that also requires you care for our hospice patients as a medical social worker.  You must have a MSW.

As a Social Worker, you will:
*Responsible for making contact with patient, family, and caregiver (pfc) within 48 hours of admission.
*Provides skilled assessment of pfc psychosocial response to terminal illness and evaluates coping skills in crisis situations within five working days of admission.
*Psychosocial must become part of patient's chart within 24 hours of completion.
*Assists pfc and agency staff in utilizing community resources.
*Assists in educating the pfc on grief and loss issues related to the terminal illness, coping skills, and community resources available to meet their needs.
*Maintains accurate on-going documentation of support referrals and the pfc responses to support referrals.
*Participates in weekly interdisciplinary team meetings.
*As a member of the health team, assists team members in understanding the significant social and emotional factors related to care of the terminally ill patient, family, and caregiver.
*Works with other team members to develop and implement the plan of care.
*Assists pfc with making funeral arrangements if requested.
*Assists in volunteer training and other educational in-services as requested.
*Provides counseling to pfc during the process of the terminal illness and at the time of death if requested.
*Meets with MSW consultant on a monthly basis for a minimum of four hours as scheduled by the Social Services Coordinator.
*Responsible for on-call rotation on a monthly basis.
*Assists in organizing and leading Bereavement Support groups and with Bereavement visits as needed.
*Expected to attend and actively participate in the annual Children's Bereavement Camp.
Qualifications
*Master's Degree from a school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education
*Six months social work experience in a healthcare setting. If working in a Medicaid/Medicare certified home health agency, the Medical Social Worker must have at least one year experience in a healthcare setting
*Current licensure/certification in the state(s) of practice if required
*Good organizational and communications skills
*Ability to function with minimal supervision
expect more from Gentiva Hospice
We give you everything you need to make the most of your career, including skilled, collaborative associates; a team-oriented approach and the resources of a national company. When you work for a Gentiva company, you can expect more: more opportunities, more challenges, more rewards. That's why Gentiva is the employer of choice for some of the most experienced and talented people in the healthcare industry.

*Gentiva Health Services, Inc. is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V encouraged to apply.

To learn more, please contact your local recruiter at 1.877.44.HOSPICE.

About Gentiva

Gentiva Health Services, Inc. (Gentiva) provides home health services throughout the United States. The Company operates in two business segments: Home Health, and prior to September 25, 2008, CareCentrix. The Other Related Services segment encompasses the Company's hospice, respiratory, home medical equipment (HME), infusion therapy and consulting services businesses. In June 2008, the Company acquired Physicians Home Health Care (PHHC), a home health provider in Colorado. On February 29, 2008, the Company acquired Home Health Care Affiliates, Inc., (HHCA), a provider of home health and hospice services in the state of Mississippi. On September 25, 2008, Gentiva completed the sale of 69% of its CareCentrix unit. In September 2009, the Company completed the acquisition of Rush Home Care, Inc. (doing business as Magna Home Health), a part of the Rush Health System, located in central Mississippi and west central Alabama.

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