Social Worker - MSW

US-OK-Lawton
3 days ago
Job Type
Full-Time Hourly
# of Openings
1

Overview

Summary of Essential Functions for the Position:

 

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.

 

Qualifications / Licensure / Certification / Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:

 

Knowledge/Skills/Ability: 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.

 

Experience: Minimum 2 years of experience as a social worker, preferred.  Active patient contact within past three years, preferred.  Must have a current valid driver’s license, auto liability insurance, reliable transportation, and CPR certification.

 

Educational Requirements:

 

1. High School Diploma or GED.

 

A Hospice Social Worker must have at least one of the following options:

 

1. 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.

2. Have a baccalaureate degree in social work (BSW) from a school of social work accredited by the CSWE, and

one year of experience in a health care setting and be supervised by a MSW from a school of social work

accredited by the CSWE and who has one year of experience in a health care setting. If the BSW is employed by

the Hospice before December 2, 2008, he//she is exempted from the MSW supervision requirement.

3. Have a baccalaureate degree in psychology, sociology or other field related to social work, and at least one

year of social work experience in a health care setting and be supervised by a MSW from a school of social work

accredited by the CSWE and who has one year of experience in a health care setting.

 

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.

 

Hospice must employ or contract with at least one MSW to serve in the supervisor role as an active advisor,

consulting with the BSW on assessing the needs of patients and families, developing and updating the social

work portion of the plan of care and delivering care to patients and families. Supervision may occur in person,

over the telephone, through electronic communication or any combination thereof. Hospice will allow time for

the supervision to happen on a regular basis and provide documentation as to the nature and scope of

supervision. Hospice also ensures that non-social work trained bachelor’s prepared employees filling the role of

social worker are supervised by a MSW who graduated from a school of social work accredited by the CSWE

and who has at least one year of experience in a health care setting.

 

Social workers with a baccalaureate degree from a school of social work accredited by the CSWE and who are

employed by Hospice before December 2, 2008, are exempted from the MSW supervision requirement. If

Hospice hires a new Social Worker with a baccalaureate degree and one year of experience in a health care

setting after December 2, 2008, then the baccalaureate Social Worker must be supervised by an MSW who has

one year of experience in a health care setting.

 

Working Conditions & Physical Requirements:

 

Requires minimal physical effort most of the day including kneeling, squatting, reaching, twisting, climbing,

walking, exposure to temperature and humidity changes and minimal assist in lifting and/or transferring of a 20

pound patient. 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. Be able to tolerate exposure to elements including, but not

limited to, odors, blood, body fluids and excrements, adverse environmental conditions and hazardous materials.

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