Providence Social Worker MSW Hospice in Anchorage, Alaska
Providence is calling a Social Worker (MSW) (Hospice, Day Shift, 1 FTE/40 hours a week) to Providence Home Health in
Anchorage, Alaska. This position would be working Monday-Friday (no weekends). We are a community of caregivers
delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are
poor and vulnerable.
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In this position you will:
Provide individual, family, and group therapy to patients, families and significant others.
Complete a comprehensive assessment of the psychosocial needs of the patient/family based on admission criteria and the identified needs and problems of the patient/family within 5 days of initial patient contact.
Participate in the development of the initial and ongoing interdisciplinary plan of care.
Consult with interdisciplinary team members, departments, and health care facilities regarding the ongoing coordination of patient care, documenting updates and changes on the interdisciplinary Plan of Care. Actively participates in IDG meetings and follows up with issues related to the Plan of Care promptly, reporting back to the group as appropriate.
Complete clinical and progress notes within 24 hours of patient contact, assuring they are part of the permanent medical record in accordance with the established policy of the Hospice and Palliative Care Programs.
Provide counseling and support to patients and families as they adjust to a terminal illness, altered body image, changing roles within the family, family dynamics and conflicts. Assists with funeral planning, financial concerns and the access and use of community resources. Provides bereavement support in collaboration with the IDG and Hospice Bereavement Program.
Facilitate access and utilization of appropriate community resources beyond the scope of Hospice or Palliative care, such as long-term skilled care, psychiatric care, and drug and alcohol treatment.
Provide education on a limited basis to the Hospice and other health care program staff, community agencies, and physicians to enhance their understanding of services and the psychosocial factors in the care of the patient.
Develop professional expertise. Maintains ongoing knowledge of current medical social work theories and treatment modalities. Maintains current licensure status by meeting CEU requirements.
Work pro-actively with the Hospice Volunteer Program as directed by the Hospice Manager. In coordination with the Hospice Manager and PAMC Volunteer Coordinator orients, trains, and coordinates the activities of the Hospice volunteers and Volunteer Program. Assures volunteers comply with established policies and procedures and reports issues promptly to the Hospice Manager for resolution.
Support department, region, and System Quality Improvement Plans in compliance with State, Federal and other regulatory guidelines.
Required qualifications this position include:
Education: Master's Degree Social Work
Alaska LMSW or LCSW required.
Must maintain current licensure for appropriate level of education.
Valid Drivers License and automobile insurance according to AK State Motor Vehicle laws are required.
1 year medical or bereavement social work experience
Preferred qualifications for this position include:
- Two years of supervised, post-masters experience in a psychiatric or health care setting
About the Hospice Program
The hospice program emphasizes quality rather than length of life. Hospice treats the person, not the disease, taking
special care in include the family. It coordinates patient care activities with other members of the health care team in a
collegial relationship to promote patient comfort and assist in the achievement of a comfortable and peaceful death.
For information on our comprehensive range of benefits, visit:
As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.
Job Category: Social Work
Req ID: 293478