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Hospice Social Workers assist patients living with terminal conditions by arranging for care to enhance the patient's quality of life and by counseling patients and their families as they adjust to the diagnoses. Resumes in this field highlight such duties as conducting comprehensive assessments upon admission; and providing social services including short-term individual counseling, crisis intervention, funeral planning, and legal and health care decisions. Hospice Social Workers need at least a license and a bachelor's degree in social work, psychology or sociology, though example resumes show that many also hold master's degrees in one of these areas.

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Hospice Social Worker

Assessed client and family factors to estimate capacity to cope with terminal illness and death.

  • Supervised home care social workers and provided supervised visits and document review.
  • Created suicide prevention contract, staff education program and resources for psychosocial team.
  • Collaborated with other service providers furnishing contract services to clients as needed.
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BS
Bachelor of Science
MA
Social Work
2

Hospice Social Worker

Conducted initial and ongoing psychosocial assessments to determine the needs of terminally ill patients and their families

  • Coordinated patient goals and treatment as part of an interdisciplinary team
  • Provided referrals to community resources for identified needs
  • Facilitated support groups for families of hospice patients
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
Sociology / Social Welfare
MA
Master of Arts
3

Hospice Social Worker

Participated in weekly Interdisciplinary Care Team meetings and assists in developing, reviewing care plans, admission and discharge as needed

  • Participated in patient care meetings, training programs and other events as appropriate and needed
  • Documented all services in appropriate charts and records
  • Established and maintains a relationship with patient and family at monthly home visits
  • Provided ongoing counseling to patient and family
  • Assesses patient physical, psychological, social and environmental status, identifies problems and appropriate interventions
  • Attended patient burial ceremony
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
Social Work
4

Home Health/hospice Social Worker

  • Assessed and addressed crisis situations, caregiving concerns, and safety issues.
  • Completed timely documentation, and actively participated in team meetings.
  • Evaluated coping responses, provided short-term counseling, and promoted healthy coping strategies.
  • Performed home visits and assessed financial and insurance situations, and completed charity paperwork.
  • Provided education to patients and caregivers about community resources and assisted with accessing available resources.
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
Arts Management
MA
Social Work
5

Hospice Social Worker

Provided support to active hospice patients from initial contact with the agency through the patients hospice stay.

  • Visited hospice patients in their nursing home settings to assess their status and needs
  • Participated in therapeutic team meetings to report on and discuss patient status
  • Collaborated with hospice medical staff to establish and modify, when necessary, client focused hospice services
  • Completed documentation according to agency standards
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
MA
Ministry
MA
Master of Arts
6

Hospice Social Worker

Provide social work, grief counseling and bereavement intervention to hospice patients and their families in both home and facility settings. Assist families with challenging end of life decisions and personal care options including residential program admissions

  • Introduce hospice agency to newly referred patients and their families and complete admission documentation
  • Participate in agency marketing activities including scheduled presentations and meetings with referral sources
  • Facilitate out-of-home inpatient respite admissions to contracted nursing facilities
  • Co-chaired the planning committee for the agency's yearly memorial service
  • Mentored Master of Social Work intern
Candidate Info
20
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
Psychology
MS
Social Work
7

Hospice Social Worker

Active member of interdisciplinary team providing hospice social work services to patients in their homes and nursing homes

  • Assessed patient and family understanding of end of life issues and coping with terminal illness
  • Competed therapeutic life reviews with patients
  • Provided emotional support to patient and family
  • Assist patient and family with funeral arrangements
  • Provided education regarding children and grief
  • Provided short term grief therapy
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
AA
Associate of Arts
BA
Bachelor of Arts
MA
Master of Arts
8

Hospice Social Worker

Evaluated social, spiritual and emotional factors in the dying process.

  • Assisted patient and family in locating resources to support them in their home.
  • Maintained clinical documentation in the patient's medical record.
  • Worked as an active member of interdisciplinary team.
Candidate Info
21
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BA
Social Work
9

Hospice Social Worker

Performs initial psychosocial, emotional and bereavement assessments and assists in the development and implementation of goal directed Interdisciplinary Group care plans.

  • Provides short term crisis intervention for individuals and families when indicated.
  • Develops and maintains contact with appropriate community agencies and services in order to promote interagency cooperation and to facilitate related referrals.
  • Maintains a caseload and delivers care in a cost effective manner that demonstrates an understanding of hospice reimbursement methodologies.
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
AA
Associate of Arts
MA
Master of Arts
Social Work
10

Hospice Social Worker

Assessed/Evaluated patient/family psychosocial/bereavement needs.

  • Provided crisis intervention and individual/family counseling as part of the IDT Plan of Care.
  • Identified/Advocated/Referred patient/families to appropriate community, resources/agencies where appropriate.
  • Collaborated and shared knowledge of resources with other staff and volunteers.
  • Facilitated placement transfers, discharge planning.
  • Attended deaths and supported families/staff/team.
  • Served as a liaison to ensure continuity of care for families between direct care and bereavement services.
  • Promoted an environment that supports the dignity and self-worth of the individual.
  • Participated in IDT meetings, in-service, education, community and bereavement education and support groups.
  • Served as Interim Clinical Manager for nursing home/assisted living team.
  • Served as a field supervisor/role model for Master's level social work interns.
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Political Science
MS
Social Work

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