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Medical Social Worker – Home Care

Current Opening: Monday – Friday, FT 37.50 – 40 hours or PT hours available. Opening available in the Laconia area.

Reporting to the Home Care Director, the Granite VNA Medical Social Worker (MSW) provides age appropriate support, education and counseling to the patient and family members in the home setting utilizing standard social work practice. MSWs will effectively interact with patients, care givers and other healthcare team members while maintain all standards of professional practice.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Develops and implements appropriate plan of care (POC) that complies with referral source orders, specific treatment measures, frequency/expected duration and discharge goals in partnership with the patient, healthcare provider, patient representative (if any) and/or caregiver(s) based on thorough assessment incorporating all aspects of patient limitations and goals, and potential discharge environment.
Documents accurate and ongoing assessment, treatment and discharge of the patient: interventions, patient response to care provided, patient needs, problems, capabilities, limitations and progress toward goals. Documentation includes evidence of appropriate patient/caregiver teaching, and the understanding of these instructions in accordance with agency timeframes.
Engages the patient /caregiver in meaningful education as indicated per care plan.
Communicates with all physicians involved in the POC and other health practitioners related to the current POC.
Demonstrates responsibility to effectively coordinate the patient’s POC with members of the interdisciplinary team and other health professionals through team/patient care conference. Updates patient’s short-term/long-term goals as appropriate based on interdisciplinary team assessments and re-assessments.
Participates in interdisciplinary team, agency projects, committees, QAPI program and/or other activities upon request and approval from direct supervisor.
Attends Agency In-service programs.
Other Job Functions

Coach, mentor and precept new medical social work employees and students.

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Medical Social Worker – Home Care

Medical Social Worker
About Us

Founded in 1913, Cornerstone Visiting Nurse Association is an independent nonprofit home, health and hospice organization serving New Hampshire and Maine.

Cornerstone VNA places great value on transforming the home health care experience and is proud to provide care for all ages, from birth though end of life. We are committed to the philosophy that the needs of each patient are best served by the thoughtful integration of specialized programs and services delivered by a multidisciplinary team of professionals. With our deep commitment to providing high quality care, Cornerstone VNA continues to be recognized for excellence, and many of our clinicians have been recognized with professional awards for their outstanding achievements.

Our work would not be possible without our dedicated clinicians, support staff, volunteers, leadership team, Board of Directors, community members and donors who give in countless ways to make this organization what it is today.

Job Description:

The social worker will complete a comprehensive and culturally competent assessment of the client’s psychosocial, environmental and financial needs. Which includes appropriately adding SW pathway and involving client, family and other health care practitioners in assessment. Develops goal plans that incorporate assessment data, identify expected outcomes and enhance the clients’ ability to manage their disease process or disability. Develop individualized pathways and revise based on pt/cg needs, resources, finances and psychosocial deficits. Ensures patient is scheduled out correctly using correct codes. Communicates appropriate data to other persons involved in the individual’s or family’s care such as other team members and/or other health providers. Social worker will develop goal plans that incorporate assessment data, identify expected outcomes and enhance the clients’ ability to manage their disease process or disability. Social worker utilizes appropriate intervention strategies to assist the home health client to meet their goals. Adapt intervention strategies to work effectively with clients from different age groups, cultures, socioeconomic backgrounds and differing states of mental health and disability. Documentation will be done in the home or prior to the next patient. Correct template will be used to document coordination notes. Orders are done correctly including spelling, description, when to send or not to send, correct scheduling codes, etc.). Patients are prepared for discharge in accordance with the NASW Code of Ethics and Cornerstone VNA discharge process. The social worker will demonstrate knowledge of the available community resources which may be engaged on behalf of any client of the home health agency. Establish and maintain professional relationships within the community. Advocate and educate clients and families, as appropriate, to access resources and implement services. System of providers is accessed through network and data base resources which is maintained and updated by the social work department. The social worker evaluates his or her own social work practice in relation to professional practice standards. The social worker engages in performance self-appraisal on a regular basis, seeks constructive feedback from peers and management, identifying areas of strength as well as areas for professional development. Effective preceptor to new employees. Participates in educational activities in-house and office to maintain NASW licensing. Actively participates in the agencies Quality Improvement Performance Improvement (QAPI) plan and projects. Seeks opportunities in the agency and/or community to provide education or improvement in care initiatives. The social worker is responsible for adhering to agency policy and guidelines concerning completion of time logs accurately, tact, attitude, punctuality, attendance, discretion, dependability, and productivity.

Qualifications:

Ability to represent Cornerstone VNA in a trusted and professional manner

Strong communication skills

Exceptional assessment skills

Excellent critical thinking and organizational skills

Valid driver’s license in good standing and vehicle insurance required

Benefits:

Medical/Dental/Life Insurance/STD, covered in full for employee

On-going education/training

Generous earned time benefits

Tuition reimbursement

AAA Basic Coverage, free for employee

Mileage Reimbursement, government rate

Exceptional and supportive work environment

403(B) with employer matching

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

https://cornerstonevna.isolvedhire.com/jobs/247067-7346.html

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Licensed Nursing Assistant – Hospice – Full time

Position Description:
We are seeking to hire a Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA) to provide trusted, compassionate and expert home care to our patients in our Hospice Program.

JOB SUMMARY:

Licensed Nursing Assistants (LNAs) will work under the supervision of a licensed nurse and be responsible for assisting with direct client care. He or she will be responsible for performing the delivery of client/patient care, including meal preparation, feeding, toileting, grooming, respite, and light housekeeping. He or she will adhere to established policies and procedures and maintain a clean and safe environment for client/patients. The LNA must be listed as current on the NH Board of Nursing website.

Educational Requirements:

Licensure/Certification in New Hampshire. Hospice experience preferred.

Prefer candidate to be eligible for ME CNA registry.

Requirements:

Strong communication skills

Reliable Transportation

Driver’s license in good standing and vehicle insurance are required

Ability to provide trusted, compassionate and expert care

Benefits:

Medical and dental insurance

On-going education/training

AAA Coverage

Mileage reimbursement

Exceptional and supportive work environment

Flexible scheduling

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

https://cornerstonevna.isolvedhire.com/jobs/215504-7346.html

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MSW

Pemi-Baker Community Health is looking to fill a Social Work Position. This position is Under Arrangement/Per diem. PBCH is looking for a MSW to perform supervision to BSW staff along with social work intern.

Must be a team player with exceptional people skills, be extremely customer service oriented, flexible, detail oriented, well organized, a solid knowledge of computers, excellent attention to detail, communicate well and be able to multi task. Experience with homecare, hospice and electronic medical records for SW documentation is preferred.

Must be detail oriented, well organized, communicate well with patients and be a team player. Previous experience preferred. This can be a remote position with weekly check-ins with social work staff, along with availability to offer support when needed.

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Social Work MSW / BSW

Pemi-Baker Community Health is looking to fill a part time Hospice Chaplain Position. This position assists the Hospice Team and performs home visits for patients as necessary.

Must be a team player with exceptional people skills, be extremely customer service oriented, flexible, detail oriented, well organized, a solid knowledge of computers, excellent attention to detail, communicate well and be able to multi task. Experience with homecare, hospice and electronic medical records for SW documentation is preferred.

Must be detail oriented, well organized, communicate well with patients and be a team player. Previous experience preferred. Access to operable, required amount insured motor vehicle and a valid N.H. driver’s license with acceptable record of safe driving practices. Willing to drive own automobile unlimited miles and in all types of weather conditions.

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Medical Social Worker

Description

Perform general social work services that endeavor to maintain, strengthen and safeguard home and family life where there are social and/or health needs that interfere with independent functioning of individuals or families. Provide services to people regardless of their ability to pay, within the resources available.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Provide rehabilitative and supportive casework geared toward restoring patients to their optimum level of social and health adjustment including assisting patients and their families in understanding, accepting, and following medical recommendations.
Help patients utilize the resources of their families and the community including referring patients to resources or acting as an advocate on behalf of the patients in their dealings with other health and welfare agencies.
Assist patients and their families with personal and environmental difficulties, which predispose them toward illness or interfere with obtaining maximum benefits from medical care to include counseling members of the patient’s family to assist patients with admission to a nursing home.
Consult with the physician and other members of the healthcare team for the purpose of assisting them to understand significant social, emotional, and environmental factors related to the patient’s health problems.
Prepare clinical/progress notes on the day of the visit and incorporate same in the clinical record and provide summaries and re-evaluations as applicable.
Attend case conferences and IDT.
Participate in staff development and revision of the physician’s plan of treatment.
Participate in staff development activities and in-service education.
Participate in discharge planning and in-service programs.
Act as a consultant to other agency personnel.
Communicate effectively with all healthcare providers.
Confirm, on a weekly basis, the scheduling of visits with the Case Manager to coordinate necessary visits with other personnel.
Provide notifications that affect agreed services with the company.
Provide services on a short-term basis (two to three visits) to a beneficiary’s family member or caregiver when it is shown that a brief intervention is necessary to remove a clear and direct impediment to the effective treatment of the beneficiary’s medical condition or to the rate of recovery.
Take appropriate action to obtain available community resources to assist in resolving the beneficiary’s problem.
Perform other duties assigned.

Requirements

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Master’s degree from an accredited school of social work approved by the Council of Social Work Education.
Current MSW license to practice Social Work in the State of New Hampshire is required.
Minimum of 1-year experience as a Social Worker, preferably in a home healthcare setting.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Ability to assess social and emotional factors related to the beneficiary’s illness, the need for care, their response to treatment, and adjustment to care.
Ability to assess the relationship of the medical and nursing requirements to the home situation, financial resources, and the community resources available.
Ability to work independently and take initiative.
Good judgment and problem-solving skills.
Ability to demonstrate courtesy, compassion and respect in relating to patients, families, visitors, physicians and co-workers.
Ability to work as a team and maintain positive working relationships with employees and healthcare professionals.
Ability to document patient care accurately according to healthcare standards and plan of care.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software and other industry specific programs.
Must demonstrate ethical conduct and build trust with patients and family members.
Ability to follow safety guidelines as instructed by the agency.
Ability to wear protective clothing such as mask, glove, head cover, safety glasses, etc.
Ability to travel required. Travel throughout central New Hampshire is required.
Current drivers’ license is required.
Proof of automobile insurance is required.
Ability to pass a motor vehicle background screening is required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT

Job requires physical activities including but not limited to; standing for extended periods of time, bending, lifting, reaching, kneeling, pushing, pulling, crouching, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking and hearing.
Job requires light physical work including the ability to exert up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally, 10 lbs. regularly.
Job requires close visual acuity including the ability to see at or within arm’s reach.
Job is subject to inside environmental conditions; low noise level.

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Medical Social Worker Hospice $500 sign on bonus

We have a full time Medical Social Worker opening in our hospice division! When medical care can no longer offer a cure, hospice focuses on providing patients with comfort, dignity and quality of life as the end of life draws near. At Home Health & Hospice Care in New Hampshire, Hospice is not about giving up hope, but instead about new hope. It’s about carrying out an individual’s wishes at end of life while controlling symptoms and pain. It’s about maximizing a patient’s time with loved ones before they pass on. It’s about providing emotional, spiritual and social support to patients and their families. And when life comes to a close, it’s about helping loved ones cope with and overcome loss. Would you like to be part of our team? Apply today! EOE,

Medical Social Worker needed for patients with life-limiting illnesses. Understanding of biopsychosocial, cultural, religious and ethical issues related to advance illness. Clinical experience including family systems, gerontology, substance abuse and crisis intervention. Knowledge of grief, loss and bereavement experience at end of life. Ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team, manage a caseload to support patient/family goals in context of a safe plan of care, and complete timely documentation utilizing electronic medical record. Master of Social Work degree required and NH license preferred. Hospice experience a plus. We are offering $500 sign on bonus!

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Homemaker – Full Time and Part Time – Mileage Reimbursement – Sign on Bonus

Position Description:

We are seeking to hire a Homemaker to provide trusted compassionate and expert home care to our clients in our Life Care Program. A Homemaker provides assistance with meal preparation, light housekeeping, running errands, and other designated duties for clients as part of a continuing Homemaker Service Contract originated and supervised by the Life Care Director with input from the client. This position offers Part-Time Hours, Full-Time Hours and Per Diem Hours.

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Bereavement Clinician – MSW or Chaplain

Home Health & Hospice Care has been meeting the needs of those who are coping with the loss of a loved one. Our Bereavement Program is based on a simple yet powerful philosophy: that being able to talk about what you are feeling and finding compassionate support in that process can be a great source of solace and well-being. We recognize that each individual’s grief journey is unique, our programming is tailored to meet the needs of grieving adults and children. Bereavement services are available to anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one. We serve individuals throughout southern New Hampshire, including Manchester, Nashua, Derry, Salem, Merrimack and beyond. All of our services are free of charge. Are you a social worker looking for your next opportunity? Apply today!

As a member of a multi-disciplinary team the Bereavement Clinician is responsible for providing follow up bereavement support to hospice families, agency and facility staff as well as the community in coordination with the Psychosocial Manager. This support includes but is not limited to assessing individual’s adjustment to grief, formulating a plan of care for support, planning and facilitating education and/or support sessions and connection to appropriate resources. The Bereavement Clinician will assist with the planning, delivering, monitoring, and evaluating the Bereavement Program and its activities. Requires Master’s Degree in Counseling, Social Work or a related field or a Bachelor’s Degree with 3+ years of experience or education in grief and loss counseling. Computer skills required.

We are offering virtual interviews to keep you and staff safe! This position can be 3 days (24hrs.) eligible for paid time off or 4 days (32hrs.) a week eligible for full benefits package! You decide what works best for you and your family!

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Medical Social Worker – Homecare

Home Health & Hospice Care is looking for another Medical Social Worker to join our dynamic homecare team! Are you a MSW looking for your next opportunity? Consider joining our award winning agency one of the oldest VNA’s in the country! We offer a generous benefits package, engaging culture where you are treated with dignity and respect, paid training, state of the art equipment and so much more! We are offering virtual interviews to keep you and staff safe during the pandemic. Why not apply today to learn more! EOE

Conducts psychosocial assessments at the start of patient service. Works with the patient/family to develop a plan of care with specific interventions to support progress on the medical plan of care. Provides linkage to community services that will support the medical plan of care. Works as a member of the clinical team to provide a better understanding of patient’s psychosocial and emotional needs as related to the care plan. Works collaboratively with clinical staff and physician’s office toward a coordinated discharge plan. Schedules patient visits according to patient needs and physician orders. Assists patients in applying for needed funds or other benefits they are eligible for. Documents in patient electronic records by assigned deadlines. Attends staff meetings, case conferences, mandatory in-services and community activities. Provides excellent customer service. Performs other duties and completes projects that are assigned.

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Hospice & Palliative Care Social Worker

The Hospice and Palliative Care Social Worker does assessments of the psycho-social needs of patients and family. Works closely with both the Home Care and Hospice departments to implement plan of care in the home environment. Hospice at HCS cares for those in the Keene, Charlestown and Peterborough, NH regions.

This is a full-time position (30 hours per week), which is fully benefited – insurances, paid time off, and a retirement plan with a generous company match.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Assisting in developing and implementing a plan of care to meet the psycho-social needs of clients;
Actively engaging in regular, individual and group support to all social work staff;
Knowing and using community resources;
Participating in education programs for staff and community;
Assisting with the orientation of new staff;
Seeking continuing education programs to upgrade skills and maintain license where applicable; and
Conveying a positive image of the agency through personal appearance, attitudes and behaviors.

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Client Care Manager

Home Care Assistance of Bedford is looking for a Client Care Manager (CCM) to start ASAP!
The CCM is a key point of contact for clients, referral sources and the broader community. Their primary responsibilities are to help us develop new clients and to ensure the satisfaction of our existing clients. The most important skills for CCMs are their ability to close new business on the phone and in the assessment. Other important skills include the ability to network and generate new referral relationships, the ability to maintain client relationships and ensure satisfaction with our agency even in instances in which we under-perform, and the ability to effectively guide caregiver and staffing mangers to meet our clients’ needs.
This is either a full time or part time position.
Applicants should send their resume or CV to the email address listed.

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