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Social Worker, LMSW - Hospice

Overview
At WellStar we all share common goals. That?s what makes us so successful ? and such an integral part of our communities. We want the same things, for our organization, for our patients, and for our colleagues. As the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in Georgia, this means we pride ourselves on investing in the communities that we serve. We continue to provide innovative care models, focused on improving quality and access to healthcare.
Responsibilities
WellStar Hospice is looking to add a Social Worker to it's team.
The MSW Social Worker will provide psychosocial services to assist the patient/family with resources, information and counseling services to benefit their adjustment to illness, hospitalization, anticipatory grief, death and bereavement. Work as a part of an interdisciplinary team to provide care and support to the patient and family as a whole and serve as an expert for issues related to psychosocial issues in end of life care, documentation, and health care standards. Maintain a caseload of patients/families in the inpatient unit and/or home team, assist with the admission process and initiate the conversation about funeral planning and advanced directives. Communicate with the hospice teams with changes in patient status. Social Worker LMSW will take call on a scheduled rotation to provide psychosocial support to patients and families as needed. Required Minimum Education: Master?s Level social work degree with current license as LMSW in the state of Georgia. Required Minimum Experience: Prefer two-year experience in health related setting i.e. Behavioral Health or Mental Health, counseling or social services agency. Required Minimum Skills: individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, discharge planning, crisis intervention, accessing community resources and interviewing techniques.
Qualifications
Required Minimum Education : Master?s degree in Social Work from an accredited School of social work.
Required Minimum Licensure/Certification : Current Georgia License as LMSW
Required Minimum Experience : Prefer two years? experience in a health related field, mental health, behavioral health, counseling or social services agency
Required Minimum Skills : Possesses emotional maturity. Demonstrates ability to work with patients with a life limiting illness. Demonstrates ability to work as a member of an interdisciplinary team. Possesses individual counseling skills, group therapy, family therapy, discharge planning, assess bereavement risk and interviewing skills.
Possesses knowledge of developmental characteristics (physical, psychosocial, intellectual) of people of all ages, economic backgrounds and cultural backgrounds. Demonstrate basic use of computer: Windows, Outlook and Microsoft Office.
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Join us for outstanding benefits and development opportunities. We also offer state-of-the-art technology, professional support and advancement, and colleagues that rank amongst the best in the country. The WellStar culture of caring has also been nationally recognized three years in a row by Fortune Magazine as one of the ?100 Best Companies to Work For?. Step up to your potential. Find out more and apply today.
WellStar is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or any status which is protected by local, state or federal law.
Department _Hospice_
Facility _WellStar Post Acute Services_
Category _Homecare and Hospice_
City _Austell_
Shift _Days_
State _Georgia_


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