Job Description

Job Number:2067
Job Title:Social Worker- Hospice (PRN)
Category: Professional Services
Facility:Sante Hospice and Palliative Care (AZ)
Location:Scottsdale, AZ
Salary Range:
Shift:PRN / As Needed
Status:Unscheduled/Per Diem
  Sante Hospice is seeking to hire a Social Worker for PRN/On Call shifts. The Social Worker is responsible for the implementation of standards of care for medical social work services in the hospice program.

Assesses the psycho-social status of patients and families/caregivers related to the patients terminal illness and environment and communicates findings to the registered nurse and other members of the interdisciplinary group.
Carries out social evaluations, including family dynamics, caregiver abilities, communication patterns, high-risks for suicide, neglect or abuse and plans intervention based on evaluation findings.  Counsels patient and family/caregivers as needed in relationship to stress, and other identified coping difficulties.  Provides crisis intervention when necessary.
Assesses for, and educates interdisciplinary group, on any special needs related to the culture of the patient and family.  Includes communication, role of family, space, and any special traditions or taboos.
Maintains clinical records on all patients referred to social work.
Educates patients and families on, and assists in, preparation of advanced directives.
Provides information and referral services for organization patients and families/caregivers regarding practical and environmental needs.
Serves as liaison between patients and families/caregivers and community agencies.
Maintains and develops contracts with public and private agencies as resources for patient and personnel.
Assists physician and other team members in understanding significant social and emotional factors related to health problems and death/dying issues.
Assists family and patient in planning for funeral arrangements, financial, legal, and health care decision responsibilities.

Bachelor or masters degree in social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Bachelors degree in psychology, sociology, or other field related to social work 
Minimum one (1) year of social work experience in a healthcare setting is required; Hospice experience preferred.
Valid driver's license with maintenance of safe driving record and an automobile that is insured in accordance with state requirements.
Possesses and maintains current CPR certification.
Understands hospice philosophy, and issues of death/dying.

Our Vision
To be the undisputed leader in quality and innovation in senior housing and post-acute care.
Our Mission
To provide the highest quality of care and customer satisfaction delivered with warmth, individual pride and team spirit.
Our Values
Put people first
Commit to excellence
Live a spirit to serve
Embrace optimism
Execute best practices

Upon date of hire, applicants will be required to provide documentation confirming authorization to work in the United States. Sante is not able to support VISA sponsorship.
In order to be considered for this position, your resume must reflect all relevant licenses, certifications, education, and experience noted in the requirements and minimum qualification sections of this job posting. Without this information, candidates cannot be considered for positions to which they may be qualified. 
Sante is One Team United and is an EOE/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT employer.


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