Lumina Hospice & Palliative Care is an independent, non-profit community resource providing responsive care for local residents nearing the end of life. Founded as Benton Hospice Service, and serving the mid-Willamette Valley since 1980, we ensure in-home comfort, compassion and control for every patient throughout their remaining days.
The Hospice Social Worker collaborates with the patient; family; hospice team, and other care providers to identify and address psychosocial and practical needs related to the terminal illness.
Essential Functions (including but not limited to):
Maintains the standards of Social Work excellence in accordance with principles set forth by the profession, NASW Code of Ethics, and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.
Communicates often and well with other Lumina staff; functions as a member of the interdisciplinary group (IDG) to develop and implement a plan of care for patient/family and/or other caregivers in consultation with other IDG members. Observes, evaluates and brings to team conferences information regarding psychosocial, spiritual, physical and financial conditions affecting the patient and family.
Assists with admission procedures, including obtaining a psychosocial assessment.
Assesses, evaluates and regularly reevaluates needs of the patient and family, organizing resources to meet those needs.
Provides counseling to the patient and caregivers related to end-of-life issues.
Educates patient and caregivers on grief issues and coping skills.
Assists patient and family in utilizing relevant community resources and coordinates social services with other community agencies.
Assists patient and family in making choices that best meet their needs by providing alternatives and support.
Collaborates professionally with other health care providers, including the patent’s physician, pharmacies and care facilities to ensure optimal care for the patient.
Provides all services in full compliance with Medicare regulations, including timely, professional documentation. Documents all patient/family contacts and interventions and maintains accurate and up-to-date patient records and care plan including observations and reports of patient’s eligibility for the Medicare Hospice Benefit.
Assists the public with referrals to Lumina Hospice and Palliative Care and/or community resources.
Assists with the Lumina Bereavement program as needed.
Contributes to communication, positive work environment, and team effort.
Serves as assigned on agency-wide initiatives and/or committees.
Participates in QAPI activities.
Communicates Lumina Mission, Vision and Values to the public.
This role requires:
Possession of a valid Oregon driver’s license and full access to an insured vehicle for work with expectation of significant driving.
Working routine hours flexible within the 8-5, Monday through Friday work week although occasional other hours might be required to meet family and patient needs. Occasional Saturday work may be required.
Care is provided in a variety of settings, including homes with unpredictable environments such as uneven surfaces and potential hazards such as animals, smoke, and exposure to communicable diseases etc.
Commitment to serving the needs of the terminally ill.
Masters of Social Work from a school accredited by the Council of Social Work Education.
Hospice or Healthcare/Medical Social Work experience required.
Currently licensed as a Social Worker in Oregon.
Experience in individual, family and/or group counseling.
Flexibility, independence and demonstrated superior skills working with patients, families and professional colleagues.
Ability to work as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
Intermediate skills in email, word processing, internet, keyboarding, and ability to learn to use medical software to complete accurate and timely charting.
Lumina is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other classification protected by law.
Lumina Hospice & Palliative Care is an independent, non-profit community resource providing responsive care for local residents nearing the end of life. Serving the mid-Willamette Valley since 1980, we ensure in-home comfort, compassion and control for every patient throughout their remaining days. Lumina is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, co...lor, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other classification protected by law.
Lumina is committed to a work environment characterized by dignity, courtesy and respect. Many hospice employees derive great satisfaction from the work they do, knowing they are making a difference in people's lives. Lumina recognizes and appreciates the substantial contribution of paid staff, and in turn seeks to make employment rewarding both professionally and personally. Lumina offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package.