The Social Worker supports the business development activities of the organization. As a member of the hospice interdisciplinary team, provide social service counseling and guidance to facilitate the maximum function and coping capacity of each patient and family member while following all hospice policies and procedures, in accordance with the interdisciplinary plan of care. Support the Provider Relations activities of the organization. Provide bereavement counseling to family members as identified.
The Clinical Liaison, either a Registered Nurse (RN), or Social Worker, will act as liaison between the contracted hospitals and the hospice team, make inpatient visits to hospice patients in contracted facilities, act as consultant for pain and symptom management, provide in-service education to providers, perform pre-admission evaluations for appropriateness for hospice services, initiates the admission process by educating and informing patient/family of hospice and it’s services. Also obtain informed consents. Provide nursing assessment, initial plan of care and intervention(s), which optimize patient and family directed comfort and quality of life and coordinates discharge planning.
*Please note that all clinical decisions must be made under the direction and supervision of the Director, Clinical Operations and in accordance with regulation admission/eligibility by the Medical Director.
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