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RN / Hospice Job in Athens, Georgia

Company: Kindred at Home
Location: Athens
Posted on: September 7, 2019

Job Description:

I believe that the care we give can make every moment count.
Compassionate care, uncompromising service and clinical excellence thats how our Hospice improves quality of life in the final stages of life. By delivering palliative care by hospice professionals, our patients can spend their remaining days in comfort and peace. Kindred at Home, a division of Kindred Healthcare Inc., is the nations leading provider of comprehensive home health, hospice, and non-medical home care services.

Kindred at Home, and its affiliates, including Gentiva, delivers compassionate, high-quality care to patients and clients in their homes or places of residence, including non-medical personal assistance, skilled nursing and rehabilitation and hospice and palliative care. Our caregivers focus on each unique patient to deliver the appropriate care and emotional support to our patients and their families.

We believe that every moment matters. We believe in compassionate care. Most of all, we believe in dignity and respect for each patient we serve.

As a Hospice Licensed Medical (LMSW) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), you will:
Provide wide range of psychosocial services to terminally ill patients and their families.
Responsible for making contact with patient, family, and caregiver within 48 hours of admission.
Psychosocial must become part of patients chart within 24 hours of completion.
Regularly assess the patient and family psychosocial needs.
Regularly assess the pre-bereavement/anticipatory grief needs.
Implement the Plan of Care provisions to meet their needs, which include: social service goals for alleviating problems, supportive counseling, problem solving, community referrals pre-bereavement and bereavement care.
Regularly re-evaluate the patients and familys psychosocial needs.
Participate in weekly interdisciplinary team meetings.
Assist with making funeral arrangements if requested.
Provide counseling during the process of the terminal illness and at the time of death if requested.
Qualifications
Masters Degree from a school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education
Minimum of two year social work experience in a healthcare setting or social services agency
Current Social Worker license
Hospice experience a plus
Knowledge of and ability to obtain community resources (information and referral, state/federal financial programs and eligibility requirements, etc.).
Understand Hospice philosophy, principles of death/dying
Strong organizational and communication skills

Keywords: Kindred at Home, Athens , RN / Hospice Job in Athens, Georgia, Healthcare , Athens, Georgia

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