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Medical Social Worker

Job ID: 94361 Date posted: March 13, 2019

  • Sharp HospiceCare
  • Hospice Transitions Program
  • Social Worker Jobs
  • Day Job
  • Full-Time

Responsibilities

Summary
The Medical Social Worker will provide consultative psychosocial services and advance care planning for patients with advanced chronic illnesses.  The Medical Social Worker comprehensively assesses the needs of transitions patients and families and effectively coordinates with the interdisciplinary team.
Sharp Hospice “Transitions” Palliative Care is dedicated to providing comprehensive care and compassionate support to individuals facing life-limiting illnesses, along with their families and friends.  Services range from relief of physical discomfort to emotional and spiritual support.  Sharp “Transitions” also provides “pre-hospice” home based palliative care consultation for patients with advanced illness such as heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, oncology, frailty and dementia.
Sharp HospiceCare is dedicated to providing comprehensive care and compassionate support to individuals facing life-limiting illnesses, along with their families and friends. Services range from relief of physical discomfort to emotional and spiritual support.  Sharp HospiceCare also provides “pre-hospice” home based palliative care consultation for patients with advanced illness such as heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and dementia.
Sharp HospiceCare provides in-home services and also provides the region’s first freestanding hospice homes, LakeView Home in La Mesa and ParkView Home in Del Cerro, which offer end-of-life patients an alternative to nursing-home placement. The homes — staffed 24 hours a day by licensed nurses — offer a comfortable and supportive environment for up to four patients at one time in each home.



Location
This position is located in La Mesa, San Diego County.
 
Hours
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. M-F; some “call” availability for holidays.
 
Required Skills and Qualifications
  • Master's degree in Social Work
  • Two (2) years’ experience working in social work with geriatric population in a medical setting
  • Strong social work skills
  • Ability to work with a variety of diagnoses
  • Excellent time management needed
  • Strong communication skills needed
  • Strong computer skills for electronic medical record documentation
 
Preferred Skills and Qualifications
  • Licensed California Social Worker (LCSW) licensure
  • Hospice or palliative care experience

 

Additional physical requirements of position may be discussed during interview.
 
 
 

Sharp HealthCare is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age,race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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