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Hospice Social Worker - BSW/MSW

Company: Suncrest Hospice
Location: Walnut Creek
Posted on: March 11, 2023

Job Description:

Why Suncrest:

At Suncrest Hospice our goal is to change the expectation of hospice care in your area by providing exceptional care and service to our patients. This is achieved by allocating the resources to increase our staff to patient ratios, thereby increasing clinical visits while lowering clinician caseloads. We are proud to be a Community Health Accreditation Partner (CHAP) certified hospice. If you have a commitment to providing the highest quality of care to patients and their families, we would like to hear from you!

Range: $60k-95k
Actual Work/Life Balance
Competitive Pay
Benefits Package including Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
Paid Time Off
401k plan with employer match and 100% vesting after 90 days of employment
A culture with an emphasis on appreciating and valuing the team member
The opportunity to be part of a rapidly growing national company, with possible position upgrades

The Social Worker assists patients and families in coping with problems resulting from severe or long-term illness. They will assess, diagnose, and treat patient's mental and social conditions, counsel individuals and/or families, and update case records.

Assesses psychosocial status of client and social and emotional factors related to the client's illness, need for care, and response to treatment.
Provides direct social casework services to clients and families including assisting with goal setting, counseling, and planning and providing interventions.
Advises agency personnel, clients, and families of appropriate community resources, their eligibility criteria, and regulations.
Participates in the development and periodic renewal of the client's plan of care.
Observes and reports to the physician, the response of the client to treatment and changes in his condition.
Maintains verbal and/or written communication with other personnel involved with care of the client.
Maintains appropriate and timely client care records including observations, treatments, client response to treatment, and changes in client's condition.
Attends and participates in appropriate client care conferences, staff meetings, and agency committee meetings.
Thorough knowledge of social work principles and methods.
Knowledge of individuals and group behavior and ways of working effectively with adults, children, and families who have social, economic, emotional, or health problems.
Ability to exercise independent professional judgment in complex situations.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients and families, staff members, outside agencies and institutions, and the general public.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Master's or Bachelor's degree in Social Work required

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Keywords: Suncrest Hospice, Walnut Creek , Hospice Social Worker - BSW/MSW, Healthcare , Walnut Creek, California

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