The Hospice Medical Social Worker employed through the organization is responsible for the
Implementation of standards of care for medical social work services and for adherence to all conditions in the Service or Employment Agreement.
Assesses the psychosocial status of patients/families/caregivers related to the patient's terminal illness and environment. Provides an assessment in the patient's identified residence and assistance when this is not safe and another plan is required.
Carries out social evaluations and plans intervention based on evaluation findings. Counsels patient/family/caregivers as needed in relationship to stress, and other identified coping difficulties.
Maintains clinical records on all patients referred to social work.
Provides information and referral services for organizing patients/families/caregivers regarding practical and environmental needs.
Provides information to patients/families/caregivers and community agencies.
Serves as liaison between patients/families/caregivers and community agencies.
Maintains collaborative relationships with organization personnel to support patient care.