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Licensed Social Worker, Hospice Home Care - Bronx, NY

Company: VNS Health
Location: Hicksville
Posted on: May 9, 2024

Job Description:

OverviewProvides social work services to patients and families in collaboration with the health care team consistent with VNS Home Care policies. Works under general supervision.Compensation:$63,800.00 - $79,800.00 AnnualWhat We Provide

  • Referral bonus opportunities - - - - -
    • Generous paid time off (PTO), starting at 30 days of paid time off and 9 company holidays - - -
      • Health insurance plan for you and your loved ones, Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability - - - -
        • Employer-matched retirement saving funds - - -
          • Personal and financial wellness programs--- - - -
            • Pre-tax flexible spending accounts (FSAs) for healthcare and dependent care------ - - -
              • Generous tuition reimbursement for qualifying degrees - - -
                • Opportunities for professional growth and career advancement--- - - -
                  • Internal mobility, generous tuition reimbursement, CEU credits, and advancement opportunities------ - - -What You Will Do
                    • Assesses clients and/or family psychosocial status, social work needs and living conditions utilizing professional knowledge, skills of observations and interviewing skills.
                    • Establishes the social work component of the patient/family plan of care based on goals mutually acceptable to the client, family and significant others. Makes referrals to other community services, as necessary.
                    • Travels to patients' homes and/or other facilities with varying environments (e.g., elevated buildings, walk-ups, care facilities, single/multiple family homes, presence of pets, etc.) using approved transportation options to deliver direct service to the client.
                    • Provides psychosocial work services to patient and/or family, including short-term individual counseling, community resource planning, and crisis intervention. Responds to emergent psychosocial patient and family needs, as requested.
                    • Provides advocacy to patient and/or family, e.g., assistance in obtaining entitlements and community services.
                    • Provides social work services in accordance with VNS Health policies, practices, procedures and Standards of Social Work Practice, which may require standing, stooping, sitting, crouching, bending and stretching to deliver patient care, as needed.
                    • Initiates and maintains verbal and written communication according to VNS Home Care policy, including the preparation of clinical and progress notes, to ensure optimal quality care.
                    • Manages social work planning for a caseload of patients prescribed by the physician and other team members from assessment to discharge. Maintains productivity sufficient to meet program goals.
                    • Assists the physician and other team members in understanding the significant social and emotional factors related to the patient's health problems.
                    • Participates in the development of treatment plans and revises the goals as needed. Coordinates approaches to patient and/or family care with other team members.
                    • Consults with and educates the patient and family regarding the treatment plan, self-care techniques and prevention strategies.
                    • Utilizes appropriate community resources and serves as a liaison between VNS Health and other community agencies.
                    • Participates in discharge planning.
                    • Assumes responsibility for continued professional growth, such as in-service programs.
                    • Transports and utilizes VNS Health designated/supplied carrying case weighing up to 30 lbs. (as needed) to and from patient homes/care facilities, VNS Health offices and other locations.
                    • Acts as a resource to VNS Health staff.
                    • Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.QualificationsLicenses and Certifications:
                      • Current registration to practice as a Licensed social worker in New York State required.
                      • Valid driver's license or NYS Non-Driver photo ID card, may be required as determined by operational/regional needs.Education:
                        • Master's Degree in Social Work after successfully completing a prescribed course of study at a graduate school of Social Work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and the Education Dept. and who is certified or licensed by the Education Department to practice Social Work in New York State required.Work Experience:
                          • Minimum of one year of social work experience in a health care setting required.
                          • Bilingual skills may be required, as determined by operational needs.

Keywords: VNS Health, Hicksville , Licensed Social Worker, Hospice Home Care - Bronx, NY, Healthcare , Hicksville, New York

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