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Hospice Weekend On-Call Nurse
Weekend On-Call Registered Nurse (RN) to triage and manage needs of home and assisted living based hospice patients primarily residing in north metro Atlanta.
Manage incoming calls from Friday, 5:00 p.m. to Monday, 8:00 a.m. Visit patients if needs are unable to be managed telephonically. Complete weekend admissions and death pronouncements when necessary. Attend interdisciplinary team meeting one time per month and other meetings as requested. Maintain communication with Clinical Director and other team members as needed.
Must have current Georgia RN license at least one year of hospice experience.
Licensed Social Worker
Supervised by: Clinical Director/Medical Director
Positions Supervised: N/A
Interrelationships: Patients, family, IDG and other health care team member
To deliver varied social work services to Hospice patients and their families. To provide initial emotional, spiritual, psychosocial assessments, ongoing counseling, bereavement services and community education, outreach and referral. The Hospice social worker is an integral part of the Hospice IDG.
Educational/Degree and Training/Licensure
A Hospice Social Worker must at least meet the following minimal criteria:
- Have an MSW degree from a school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), and one year of experience in a health care setting.
- Have a current license from the State of Georgia (LMSW).
Hospice must also defer to State law regarding social work requirements. If State requirements are more stringent, Hospice must comply with the State requirements. For example, if the State requires a social worker to have a BSW or an MSW, the Hospice may not employ a person with a baccalaureate degree in psychology, sociology or other field related to social work to work as a Hospice Social Worker.
Ability to work independently, make accurate, and at times, quick judgments. Ability to respond appropriately to crisis outside of a hospital setting. Acceptance of and adaptability to different social, racial, cultural and religious modes.
Minimum 2 years of experience as a social worker, preferred. Active patient contact within past three years, preferred.
Requires minimal physical effort most of the day including kneeling, squatting, reaching, twisting, climbing, walking, exposure to temperature and humidity changes. Must possess sight/hearing senses or use appropriate adaptive devices that will enable senses to function at a level required to meet the essential duties of the position. Must provide evidence of annual TB test and other state-required tests or examinations.
Must be able to work independently, make judgments based on assessments and data available and act accordingly. Must be flexible, innovative and possess good interpersonal skills. Must be able to cope with mental and emotional stress and demonstrate emotional stability.
Be able to tolerate exposure to elements including, but not limited to, odors, blood, body fluids and excrements, adverse environmental conditions and hazardous materials.
Must have a current valid driver’s license, auto liability insurance and reliable transportation.
- Performs initial psychosocial, emotional, spiritual and bereavement assessments and assists in the development and implementation of goal-directed IDG care plan.
- Conducts ongoing reassessments of patient/family needs and counseling as required.
- Provides short term crisis intervention and individual or family counseling when indicated.
- Provides services, under the direction of a physician (who approves plan of care).
- Participates as a member of the Bereavement Team as assigned.
- Observes, assesses and brings to IDG conferences information regarding psychosocial, emotional, spiritual, physical and financial conditions affecting the patient and family.
- Assumes the active role of advocate for the patient/family unit.
- Develops and maintains contact with appropriate community agencies and services in order to promote interagency cooperation and to facilitate related referrals.
- Documents comprehensive psychosocial, emotional and spiritual assessment clearly and concisely in a timely manner.
- All patient/family visits, telephone contacts and referral actions are recorded in the patient record per policy.
- Provides ongoing counseling related to issues of death and dying to the patient and family as needed.
- Attends staff meetings, IDG and other meetings as assigned and appropriate.
- Participates in the orientation program as assigned.
- Adheres to all Hospice policies.
- Assumes responsibility for own personal and professional development and maintenance of skills in social work.
- Exhibits Hospice philosophy in all job related roles.
- Other duties as assigned by Director/Manager of Patient Services and family, as needed.