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Social Worker/Hospice Social Worker

Company: Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital
Location: Yakima
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

Across our health care network, you will find a dynamic range of meaningful careers, opportunities for growth, safe workplaces, and flexible schedules. We are connected by our mission - partnering and healing for a healthy future - and dedicated to the health and well-being of the communities we serve.

0, Shift: Days Schedule: Monday - Friday 8AM - 4:30PM, weekend rotation

Home Hospice Social Worker

Reliable transportation with good driving record required. Private auto insurance required. Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.

establishing and maintaining relationships with community health and social work agencies related to client's needs; collaborating with multidisciplinary team and interagency personnel to provide for an optimum environment of care; evaluating results achieved to enhance and ensure consistent quality of care.

Competent to care for patients from diverse religious and cultural backgrounds, recognizing various age related needs.
* Conducts relevant mental health screenings and psychosocial assessments to medically-referred and other clients.
* Provide short-term, structured, evidence-based psychotherapy as part of an appropriate treatment plan for patients with DSMV diagnosis.
* Evaluates social needs of patients and families by arranging interviews, making evaluation and follow-up home visits as indicated in the plan of treatment and allowed under reimbursement guidelines and assessing the financial resources of the patient/family when appropriate in relation to medical and health needs.
* Coordinate and collaborate with the primary care providers to improve health outcomes.
* Facilitate referrals to other services (e.g. substance abuse treatment, specialty care and community resources) as needed.
* Advocates on behalf of patients and caregivers for service access, and for the protection of the patient's health, safety and rights. In addition, advocates on behalf of the organization to promote safety, quality and appropriate resource utilization.
* Provide clinical therapeutic services to patients, including crisis intervention, individual and group therapy and coordination of treatment for participants with co-occurring disorders.
* Have a working knowledge of legal documents such as Guardianships, Durable Power of Attorney, POLST, Living Wills, and Advance Directives, including legal authority for decision making in healthcare absent the applicable Durable Power of Attorney.
* Have a working knowledge of issues & referral sources associated with dementia, care-giving, care-giver stress/burnout, elder & child abuse & domestic violence, grief & loss. Promotes safety, quality and appropriate resource utilization.
* Ensures compliance with state reporting requirements and appropriate documentation as identified by Hospital policy and regulatory requirements/agencies.
* Provides consultation to staff and physicians regarding reporting requirements.
* Serves as a liaison between Hospital, family and community resources; serves as a source of information regarding community resources
* Provides consultation to staff and physicians on patient issues and provides protocol clarification/guidance.
* Develops and maintains professional relationships with medical staff, clinical team, community providers and payers to promote effective coordination of care across continuum of services.
* In this role you will be able to apply your strong analysis, interpretation and interpersonal skills to support patients through complex issues.

You will administer assessment tools and gather data for assessment, and to assess for optional needed services


* You will interview families to determine social work needs of the participant


* You will contact community resources to coordinate services


* You will provide initial and on-going assessment of participant's social, emotional and cognitive status and needs, involving participant and other staff members in the assessment


* Master's Degree in Social Work


* Experience working in a hospital/acute situation or equivalent social service agency, experience relative to the medical social work function



Our values serve as our guiding principles and impact every aspect of our organization, including how we provide patient care and what we expect from each other.

We are dedicated to our mission of partnering for healing and a healthy future and the patients and communities we serve
* Washington state's largest community-based, locally governed health system
* Technology: "Most Wired"---health care---system 15 years in a row
* Leading research: MultiCare Institute for Research & Innovation, 40 years of ground-breaking, clinical and health services research in our communities
* Lifestyle: Live and work in the Pacific Northwest - offering breathtaking water, mountains and forest at every turn

We provide a comprehensive benefits package, including competitive salary, medical, dental and retirement benefits and paid time off. If this position is associated with a union contract, pay will be reflective of the appropriate step on the pay scale to which the applicant's years of experience align.

Keywords: Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital, Yakima , Social Worker/Hospice Social Worker, Healthcare , Yakima, Washington

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