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Company: Charter Healthcare Group
Location: West Jordan
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY: The Licensed Clinical Social Worker works under the direction of a physician. He/she functions as an active member of the organizations health team in accordance with the physician's orders and the written plan of care and provides patient services in accordance with the company philosophy. They assist the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) in understanding the significant social, emotional, and cultural factors related to a terminal illness. The SW conducts psychosocial assessments and evaluations and provides emotional counseling to patients/families. REPORTS TO: Executive Director, in conjunction with Director of Social Services SUPERVISES: Social Worker, Social Work Associates QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Masters Degree from a school accredited or approved by the Council on Social Work Education. Credentials: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (L.C.S.W.) required. Additional Certification in Hospice, Palliative, or Home Care is desired. Experience: Clinical experience relevant to the psychosocial needs of patients and families Core Competencies: Knowledge of psychosocial theories and use of psychosocial treatment techniques. Knowledge of beliefs and practices of cultures related to death and dying. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to work with dying patients and their families. Possesses a sympathetic attitude toward caring for patients and demonstrates positive communication skills in interacting with other members of the clinical team. Other: Valid driver's license, and auto insurance. FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Performs patient psychosocial assessments to augment existing services and contributes to the plan of treatment. 2. Reports changes in the patients conditions and needs to the RN Case Manager or Director of Patient Care Services. 3. Observes for safety hazards in the patients and organizations environments and takes appropriate steps to reduce or eliminate them. 4. Assists the physician and other members of the health team in understanding significant social and emotional factors related to the patient's terminal illness. 5. Assesses for suicide risk, mental capacity, elder and/or dependent adult abuse and takes appropriate action. 6. Assists in completion of advance directives, mortuary arrangements, funeral planning or facility placement 7. Provides assistance to staff and patient/family in ascertaining third party and financial resources and planning for financial coverage for services 8. Provides information and referral to appropriate community resources and/or legal entities. 9. Advises and counsels staff, patients and families, or community agencies in management of emergency situations/crises. 10. Provides consultation and education to community to increase knowledge related to the service as information source and education resource person to community, agency personnel and volunteers as appropriate. 11. Maintains continuing education through academic studies, seminars, and workshops. 12. Attends and participates in in-services, staff meetings and case conferences. 13. Completes all documentation in an accurate and legible manner. 14. Complies with policies and procedures, laws and regulations and standards of practice 15. All other duties and responsibilities as deemed necessary. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS 1. Evidence of good physical and mental health. 2. Manual dexterity skills to include repetitive use of hands, fingering and grasping. 3. Able to stand, walk and sit four (4) hours at a time. 4. Repetitive bending and reaching up to two (2) hours a day. 5. Average hearing/vision. 6. Able to lift 25 lbs. from floor to waist. 7. Able to drive a car to patient homes 2 - 4 hours per day

Service Area: Salt Lake County and Davis County

Keywords: Charter Healthcare Group, West Jordan , LCSW, Other , West Jordan, Utah

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