Job Posting #925 – PMHH Medical Social Worker

Pete Moore Hospice House – Medical Social Worker

Date Posted: August 20, 2020
Job Title: Medical Social Worker
Department: Pete Moore Hospice House
Responsible to: Pete Moore Hospice House Manager
Hours: 40 hours/week
Schedule: Monday – Friday
Pay Range: $27.72 – 41.58

Job Summary: The Medical Social Worker functions as an active member of the interdisciplinary team and renders services in accordance with the plan of care in the Pete Moore Hospice House. All care is given according to a physician’s orders. Evaluates patients, plans and implements effective therapeutic interventions based on assessment, prepares discharge planning upon admission, utilizing sound judgment with psychological sensitivity. Understands the hospice philosophy and provides care to dying patients, their families, or caregivers. Utilizes current standards of practice and follows departmental policies and procedures. Complies with applicable accreditation and regulatory requirements governing the practice of social work. Maintains a high level of professional expertise and assumes responsibility for professional growth and development. When appropriate, the Medical Social Worker provides supervision to students and interns assigned to the department. Participates in the orientation of new employees. Functions in accordance with the National Social Work Code of Ethics.

Education & Licensure: Master’s degree from a school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Licensed Clinical Social Worker status required. Oregon Clinical Social Work Associate considered with licensure completion required within three years of hire date.

Minimum Qualifications & Experience: Experience with terminally ill patients and their families is highly desirable. Requires excellent communication skills, flexibility, creativity, and the ability to problem-solve with little supervision.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Attend daily rounds with Physician and Staff RN.
  • Prepare and begin discharge planning process upon admission for all hospice house patients.
  • Evaluate patient, develop plan, intervention, and re-evaluation.
  • Organize, prioritize, and delegate at a fast pace.
  • Communicate clearly: verbal, written, telephone, and electronic.
  • Maintain knowledge base of current community resources.
  • Work within organizational policies and contracts.
  • Work independently and utilizing good time management.
  • Participate in conflict resolution, problem solving, peer communication, and crisis management.
  • Attend department meetings and inservice training.
  • Serve as liaison between patient’s caregivers and physicians.
  • Develop a good working relationship with referral sources.
  • Complete electronic documentation in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrate sound judgment, maintain confidentiality.
  • Assist patients and caregivers with interface of community and government organizations.

Marginal Job Functions: Answer phones, clerical duties, put together charts. Move furniture, equipment, and supplies. Post and access schedule.