Sanford Health Social Worker - Hospice in Bismarck, North Dakota

Job Title: Social Worker | Hospice | Bismarck

City: Bismarck

State: North Dakota

Department : HOSPICE

Job Schedule: PRN

Shift: Varies

Hours Per Shift: 8 hr

JOB SUMMARY

Provides supportive services/counseling on healthcare and home care programs and services. Serves as a member of the interdisciplinary team in providing assistance with social, emotional and economical concerns of patients/clients/residents and families/caregivers, thus enabling them to achieve or maintain an optimal level of functioning by coordinating and planning programs. Provides crisis intervention and assists families in understanding the implications and complexities of medical situations. Coordinates healthcare programs among patients/clients/residents, families/caregivers and psychosocial and healthcare teams/communities. Demonstrates knowledge of human behavior and developmental stages. Responds to suspected abuse, neglect or violence in accordance with the National Association of Social Work Code of Ethics policies and procedures alongside the appropriate state laws. Develops appropriate plan of care for patients/clients/residents and families/caregivers by obtaining resources from the social, health and human services agencies. Provides referrals, current information and/or education regarding programs and services available. Demonstrates commitment to the organization by utilizing time effectively, participating in special projects/assignments and exhibiting flexibility when necessary. Demonstrates professionalism by participating in care conferences and transitional rounding, serving as an advocate. Demonstrates efficacy in critical thinking, problem solving and decision-making. Possesses written and verbal communication skills while establishing a rapport with patients/clients/residents, families/caregivers and communities and healthcare teams/communities. Displays independent judgement. Actively participates with the healthcare teams. Depending on department may be providing social services for donors and transplant recipients.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

Tracks patient status changes through regular reports from multidisciplinary team members. Demonstrates open, friendly, accepting, and supportive behaviors with team members. Applies an assigned technique for critical thinking in a decision-making process. Demonstrates sensitivity to speakers by positive language, verbal and non-verbal. Delivers helpful feedback that focuses on behaviors without offending the recipient. Demonstrates a basic understanding of the benefits of mindfulness. Uses assigned measurements for own function or specialization.

DEPARTMENT DETAILS

Will cover as needed for hospice patients. Will make initial patient/family hospice assessments, and bereavement assessments. Determine community needs. Hours vary. Mostly Monday-Friday 8a-430p, occasional evenings and weekends.

QUALIFICATIONS

Licensed Social Worker (LSW) in the state(s) of practice and/or possess multi-state licensure privileges as required by position. Depending on location, Basic Life Support (BLS) certification rquired within six weeks of employmet. Bachelors degree in Social Work from an accredited curriculum required. Healthcare and/or mental health hospital experience preferred.

About Sanford Health:

At Sanford Health, we are dedicated to the work of health and healing.

Every day, we show that commitment by delivering the highest quality of care to the communities we serve.

We are leaders in health care and strive to provide patients across the region with convenient access to expert medical care, leading-edge technologies and world-class facilities.

In addition to strong clinical care, we are also committed to research, education and community growth.

We engage in medical research to not only discover innovative ways to provide care, but also cures for common diseases.

We continuously seek new ways to achieve our vision of improving the human condition here in your community,

across the region and around the world.

The entire team at Sanford Health recognizes the value of healthy families and communities.

We continue to gain momentum and expand our reach. Together, we can make a positive difference now, and in the future.

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City: Bismarck

State: North Dakota

Job Function: Clinical Support

Job Schedule: PRN

Shift: Varies

Req Number: req23231