Who We Are Awarded Employer of the Year2022 from the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA) EvergreenHealth Hospice is proud to provide the highest quality of life possible for our patients. Collaboration is key to the best possible patient experience and our interdisciplinary teams are adept at balancing symptom management and all the varied needs of a family anticipating the loss of a loved one.
A core element of EvergreenHealth Hospice is our goal of continuous improvement in clinical quality, and we actively encourage staff participation in process improvement projects and, most importantly, allow our staff the time to provide exceptional care for our patients. Our Team As an interdisciplinary team we work together to enrich the health and wellbeing of every life we touch. Our care teams are composed of the following:
Physicians-The patient’s Attending Physician continues to provide oversight of care and Hospice Physicians consult with hospice staff and the attending physician.
Nurses (RN or LPN)
Certified Nursing Assistants (Home Health Aides)
Spiritual Care (Chaplains)
Trained Volunteers- offer companionship for patients and respite for families
Why Join Our Team? As an employee of EvergreenHealth we believe in helping our staff by:
Creating a flexible and customized career by offering flexible schedules
Offering work/life balance providing a variety of territories to work/serve. We do our best to keep you in the territory that is the closest to your home or desired community.
Training: Our new staff will feel confident knowing they have learned from experienced preceptors within their area of specialty.
Providing Professional Development as supported through our Tuition Assistance program, paid CEU’s, in addition to career advancement through leadership pathways.
Low staff to patient ratios ensuring staff feel safe and that we are providing the best possible clinical care and outcomes for our patients and their families.
Commitment to building an inclusive and diverse workforce: Our staff share a deep commitment to providing exceptional care and service for each one of our patients, and one another.
Providing a culture of safety: We are proud to be recognized by The Leapfrog Group with an "A" grade for patient safety, along with our recognition as a Top General Hospital for quality and safety - the only hospital in Washington state.
Job Summary The Social Worker is responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating patient and family needs with focus on psychosocial status, community resources and long term planning in accordance with physician orders. The Social Worker assists and interacts with the multi-disciplinary home health team to optimize patient independence and safety within their place of residence.
Initiates, develops, implements and revises the patient’s plan of care.
Coordinates care with the multidisciplinary home health team as well as patient’s primary physician, family members and other community resources.
Provides an education plan for the patient / family / caregiver concerning knowledge deficits or needs regarding the patient’s condition.
Assists patient / family / caregiver with acquiring in home help, access and knowledge about community resources, supportive counseling as needed, assistance for long term planning and community education.
Maintains current knowledge of community resources to meet social, financial, medical and spiritual needs of patient / family.
Performs patient assessments which may include but are not limited to psychosocial assessment, functional assessment, mental status assessment and lethality assessment.
Provides therapeutic interventions and or instruction in appropriate psychotherapy and life skills including but not limited to assertiveness skills, coping skills, grieving process, problem solving, communication skills, stress management, suicide precautions, behavioral modification techniques and impulse control techniques.
Demonstrates ability to adapt to patient / family / caregiver educational level and learning style and to deal effectively with diverse cultures, lifestyles and patient / family / caregiver expectations.
License, Certification, Education or Experience:
REQUIRED for the position: Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) One of the following credentials is required: Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), Licensed Advanced Social Worker (LASW) Credentialed as an Agency Affiliated Counselor (AAC)
Social Worker Associate License- (LSWAA) or (LSWAIC) If you were hired prior to January 2012, then you may also have one of the following: Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (LMHCA)
Current Washington State Driver’s license and proof of insurability One-year social work experience in a related health care setting Current Healthcare Provider BLS certification by date of hire Map reading skills and ability and comfort driving in varied situations and inclement weather.
DESIRED for the position: Previous hospice or home health care experience
This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement between EvergreenHealth and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Healthcare 1199NW. Union membership is optional.
EvergreenHealth is an integrated two-hospital healthcare system offering a breadth of services and programs that is among the most comprehensive in the region.Formed in 1972 as a public hospital district, we now serve nearly 850,000 residents of our service area in north King and south Snohomish counties, with medical facilities located throughout the area for easy access.Our goal is to improve the health of every life we touch by delivering the highest quality care and absolute patient safety, and we’re honored to be recognized by Healthgrades as one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for the past five years (2017-2021), and by The Leapfrog Group with an A grade for Patient Safety.Our main campus is located in Kirkland, and includes a 318-bed medical center and four medical specialty buildings. In 2015, we expanded to include EvergreenHealth Monroe, an accredited, full-service 72-bed hospital located in Monroe, WA.We take great pride in offering the latest medical technology, but our care is set apart by the personal touch provided by our more than 4,500 employees, including nearly 1,100 physician partners and more than 500 volunteers.Our EvergreenHealth Medical Group, a more than 30...0 member employed physician multispecialty group, provides 12 primary care centers, six urgent cares and over two dozen specialty care practices located throughout our service area.All told, we offer care in 70 clinical specialties, from primary care to specialty care, from the family maternity center to senior care, home health and hospice care.