Social Worker (MSW) Job Description (March 16, 2015)

Hospice Social Worker-MSW


New home hospice based in L.A. The agency has a integrative health and research philosophy and approach to care. 

The Hospice Social Worker will be working with individuals facing a terminal illness and their families. In this role he or she will assists in meeting the psychosocial needs of patients and their caregivers. The Hospice Social Worker will assess patient needs and assists with referrals to appropriate local/state/community resources. 

The Hospice Social Worker will educate patients, families, significant other regarding options for care outside the hospital as appropriate including but not limited to nursing home placement, home health, hospice, rehab, long term acute care, assisted living and DME needs. Works closely with victims of abuse and/or neglect, makes appropriate referrals to the Department of Human Services and provides appropriate resources per departmental policy. Assists with DHS guardianship when needed. 

In this role the Hospice Social Worker will coordinate the Hospice Volunteer Program through training and supervising volunteers within the program while continuous recruiting new volunteers to meet patient needs. The Hospice Social Worker will perform under the direction and supervision of the Hospice Clinical Supervisor and Agency Administrator.

Other: The Hospice Social Worker may be required to assist with the needs of Home Health Patients and or provide supervision to BSW's within his or her agency at the request of the Agency Director. 


EDUCATION/LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION/SKILLS REQUIREMENTS REQUIRED: Graduation from an accredited school of Social Work with a minimum of a Masters degree and current licensure in the State of Pennsylvania required. Current CPR certification is required. 

EXPERIENCE PREFERRED: Case Management experience preferred within hospice. Familiarity with local referral agencies preferred. Working knowledge of Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross and other third party payers preferred. Volunteer Program Experience Preferred.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: 0-2 years of Hospice experience is required. Excellent communication skills (oral and written) required. Continuing education courses/competency validation in areas which update knowledge and expertise in grief, death and dying, discharge planning, financial assistance and community resources required. Working knowledge of Social Work theory and practice required.

Contact with resume at or office number (310) 896-5183


Rishi R. Khatri, Esq. | Khatri Medical Licensing & Law
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