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Bon Secours Mercy Health Noah's Children PRN Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Richmond, Virginia

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Primary Function/General Purpose of Position:

Serves as a member of interdisciplinary Noah’s Children Team, assessing the social, emotional, psychological needs of the patient and families. Plans appropriate intervention strategies and care plans to facilitate maximal functioning of both patient and family in the patient’s home setting or inpatient facility. Provides community resource referral, social service coordination and other services relating to the patient’s terminal condition and family needs.

Employment Qualifications:

  • Must be currently licensed as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or equivalent in the State of Virginia

  • Work requires knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations related to hospice/home care; knowledge of health and welfare resources and facilities; knowledge of medical, legal, and financial implications for patients and their families, particularly those relating to end-of-life decisions (medical power of attorney, DO Not Resuscitate order, guardianship, etc.), age specific service needs.

  • Work requires 3-5 years of inpatient, outpatient, or home-based hospice social work. Preferred experience resource referral, bereavement, and counseling service provision.

  • The associate must have high level of communication and organizational skills and be able to work independently.

Essential Job Functions

Interprofessional Care

-Collaborates with other IDT members to design and revise Plan of Care

-Designs the patient’s Plan of Care for social work services and communicates plan to the patient’s attending physician, collaborates with Noah’s Children staff, patient, and family in determining care goals and objectives.

-Proactively collaborates with care team to assess patient’s responses to interventions or changes in physical, emotional, or financial conditions and to evaluate the effectiveness of the initial plan of care.

-Reassesses patient’s and family’s on-going needs to determine if care decisions continue to be attending physician as circumstances dictate.

-Recognizes and respects issues of diversity relevant to the patient and family; promotes self-determination of patient and family.

Accountability, Competence and Autonomy

-Utilizes resources such as professional literature to support evidence-based decisions and practice.

-Engages in periodic performance review that includes self-appraisal and peer feedback for assurance of competence and continuous professional development.

-Demonstrates awareness of legal responsibilities and accountability for recording and reporting.

-Recommends appropriate support and/or education groups to bereaved family members.

-Facilitates bereavement support and/or educational groups as requested by the Bereavement Coordinator.

-Determines appropriate services to be provided for bereaved family members, referring them to community agencies and /or services as appropriate.

-Participates in on-going bereavement support as indicated by the bereavement plan of care.

-Develops and maintains contacts with various community agencies to gather information, advocates for services for patients and families according to their specific needs.

Ethics, Privacy, Security, Confidentiality

-Collaborates with available resources to address ethical issues related to clinical practice and ethical situations

-Accepts responsibility and accountability for ethical/legal functions; integrates knowledge and ethical and legal concepts in decision making.

-Protects patient information based on hospital policy and governmental regulations to assure confidentiality

Outcomes Oriented

-Evaluates the social and emotional needs of the patient; assesses the capacity of home caretakers to cope with the patient’s needs to maximize patient’s care. -Identifies need for intervention by other members of the care team on an on-going basis; collaborates in the planning of such care.

-Maximizes the social functioning of each patient and family. Develops constructive and personally meaningful ways to support the patient; promotes the human dignity and personal worth of each patient and family in all interactions.

-Counsels patients and their families to understand, accept, and follow realistic courses of action; maximizes resources and strengths to aid the patient and family in employing adaptive coping mechanisms in response to changing family situations.

Bon Secours is an equal opportunity employer.

Many of our opportunities reward* your hard work with:

  • Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans

  • Prescription drug coverage

  • Flexible spending accounts

  • Life insurance w/AD&D

  • Employer contributions to retirement savings plan when eligible

  • Paid time off

  • Educational Assistance

  • And much more

*Benefits offerings vary according to employment status

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