• Social Worker LSW

    Company : Name Ecumen Hospice Owatonna
    ID 2019-14259
    Posted Date
    2 months ago(3/26/2019 10:04 AM)
    Social Services
  • Overview

    Ecumen Hospice is expanding and is looking for a Social Worker, LSW for our Owatonna location.


    Ecumen Hospice is a non-profit, Medicare-certified hospice that has been providing life-honoring care in Minnesota for almost 30 years. We serve those who are experiencing a life-limiting condition and the people that are closest to them, through a comprehensive offering of services which include but are not limited to: physician oversight, nursing, social work, spiritual care, hospice aide assistance, music therapy, massage therapy, volunteer services, pet therapy, and bereavement care.


    Ecumen employees are dedicated to empowering those we serve to lead richer, fuller lives and we have been consistently recognized as a “Best Place to Work,” an award by the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal.

    This is a 30 hour per week position and FT benefit eligible.


    This position is responsible for assessing and providing direct social services to residents, patients, family, extended family members and caregivers, so to offer psychosocial, environmental, counseling, and bereavement support.


    Essential job responsibilities include:


    1. Assess the psychosocial status of patients and families/caregivers related to the patient's or resident’s condition and environment.
    2. Carry out evaluations, including family dynamics, caregiver abilities, communication patterns, and abuse and neglect assessments and plans.
    3. Participates in the development of the individualized plan of care, involving the patient and family, and attends regularly scheduled interdisciplinary group meetings, assisting the team in recognizing the effects of the psychosocial stresses. Maintains clinical records on all patients referred to social work.
    4. Assists family and patient in planning for arrangements, financial, legal, and health care decision responsibilities.
    5. Counsel patients, families, extended family and caregivers as needed in relation to stress and other identified coping abilities both prior to and post death.


    Social Worker

    Minimum Required Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in social work
    • Two years of social work experience in a health care setting
    • Licensed Social Worker in good standing in Minnesota
    • Current valid driver’s license and proof of vehicle insurance
    • Ability to communicate effectively in both written and verbal formats
    • Able to follow all safety rules, regulations, policies and procedures of the facility including but not limited to: Vulnerable Adult and Abuse Policy, Resident’s Bill of Rights, OSHA, Universal Precaution, AWAIR, Right to know, and MSDS


    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Master’s Degree in social work
    • Experience working with seniors
    • CPR certification


    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Ecumen is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, disability or veteran status.


    We participate in E-Verify.


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