Soc Work part time - Inpatient Palliative Care team

MedStar St Mary's Hospital Leonardtown, MD

About the Job

Social Worker

About MedStar St. Mary's Hospital

Nestled in the waterside community of Leonardtown, Maryland, MedStar St. Mary's Hospital is a full-service hospital, delivering state-of-the-art emergency, acute inpatient and outpatient care. With innovative technology and a dedication to excellence, our staff is committed to providing you and your family quality medical care with a compassionate touch. Whether you receive medical care, utilize rehabilitative therapy or participate in a community screening, MedStar St. Mary's Hospital places a priority on delivering a positive healthcare experience

  • Job Summary
    • The Hospice Medical Social Worker works in conjunction with the hospice team in providing supportive services to patients and their families. Assists Director to ensure all staff is providing quality care to hospice patients and families from admission through bereavement.
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  • Minimum Qualifications
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      • Master’s degree in social work
      • MSW licensure required.
      • A minimum of one year experience in health care.
      • Possesses and maintains current CPR Certification.
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    • Preferred Qualifications
      • Hospice experience
      • Experience in a home health care
      • Has completed Hospice Training Program.
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  • Primary Duties and Responsibilities
    • Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations.
    • Work with various committees, departments, agencies and individuals involved with the care of patients to provide for the psychosocial needs of patients in outpatient, inpatient and emergency department areas.
    • Identify appropriate case management referral cases based on information collected from physicians, members of the health care team, families, review of the medical record and use of high risk screening criteria.
    • Perform detailed assessments of assigned cases that include:  Current health status of the patient including benefit coverage for all areas; Assessment of physical, psychological, and social needs of the patient; Identification of cultural influences on illness or injury; Identification of risks and hazardous home environments; and assessment of ability to perform activities of daily living and need for functional support.
    • Provide counseling and education for adjustment to illness, other supportive counseling and discharge planning.
    • Provide supportive counseling and complex discharge planning for special cause populations, such as Hospice and single parents or adoptions. 
    • Provide crisis intervention for individual associates and groups as needed. 
    • Collaborate with the physician and health care team on level of care concerns and documentation of variances.
    • Assists with the development of departmental policies and procedures in support of clinical resource management.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.
About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.