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Job: Hospice Social Worker

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Title Hospice Social Worker
Categories Northern California
Salary $40 – $50/ hour
Location Santa Clara/ Burlingame
Job Information

Care Coordinator to provide patients and families psychosocial care regarding economic, social and emotional needs.  Service area in Santa Clara, San Mateo, SF and Alameda counties.  This is FT, temp or temp to hire. This job requires a weekly COVID test at this time.
• Assess patient/family factors to estimate capacity to cope with diseases, terminal illness and death.
Communicates with the physician before care, and as needed.
• Assesses patients for existing mental disorders, stress, suicide risks.
• Evaluates patient’s insurance coverage and pursues options for financial assistance if needed.
• Submits paperwork in a timely manner to update and maintain patient medical records.
• Assists in discharge planning from hospitals to homes.
• Assists in nursing home placement of patients
• Provides counseling to hospice staff.
• Participates in regularly scheduled interdisciplinary team meetings to coordinate the care of the patient and
family, exchange information and problem solve, and receive staff support and inservice information.
• Assesses and evaluates patients level of care needs and caregiver needs for respite care
• Participates in agency quality assessment performance improvement (QAPI) programs.
• Provides community programs concerning hospice and related issues of loss & illness.
• Ensure growth & profitability of the company through the responsible use of company resources and educating
the community to our services.
• Applies the policies & procedures of the agency & the rules & regulations of federal & state regulatory agencies &
other certified agencies in providing care.
• Developing the plan of care in consultation with the physician and other care team members.
• Provides counseling and support to family and patient for crisis intervention, preparing Advance Directives,
funeral planning, issues involving transfer of fiscal, legal and health care responsibilities, community resources
and bereavement needs



1 year of experience of hospice or home health preferred, 1 year of experience in healthcare setting required at a minimum

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