Hospice of Chattanooga, a part of Care Hospice, is GROWING! We are hiring a PRN Compassionate Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) to provide palliative care social services in and around the Chattanooga, TN Area! If you are looking for a career with a purpose and a supportive team culture, then this is the position for you!
This position has the opportunity to work remotely! However, this position would still require you to do occasional face-to-face visits which means that any candidates MUST be local.
Our Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW) are responsible for the delivery of various social work services to palliative patients and their families. Our Social Workers (LCSW) provide social service counseling and guidance to facilitate the maximum functioning and coping capacity to each patient and caregiver/family member.
Hospice of Chattanooga is a premier provider of end-of-life care. Our family of palliatives and hospices provide quality care through our mission-oriented and patient-centric services. We are growing rapidly and are looking for skilled individuals to join us in our journey.
Assesses the psychosocial status of patients and families/caregivers related to the patient's terminal illness and environment and communicates findings to the RN Case Manager and other members of staff including the interdisciplinary group.
Assess the relationship of the patient's medical and nursing requirements to the patient's home situation, financial resources, and availability of community resources, including funeral arrangements if needed.
Supervises the implementation of an individualized social work plan of care and notified the Bereavement Coordinator of bereavement assessment needs.
Participates in the development of the individualized plan of care, involving the patient and family, and attends regularly scheduled interdisciplinary group meetings, assisting the team in recognizing the effects of the psychosocial stresses and symptoms of the terminal illness.
Counsels patient and family/caregivers as needed regarding to stress and other identified coping difficulties.
Masters of Social Work from an accredited school of social work
Holds current unencumbered license of Social Work in the state practicing in.
Minimum one (1) year experience as a social worker in long term care or medical surgical/acute care setting.
One (1) year of hospice experience preferred but not required.
Must be able to work flexible hours and travel between offices, facilities, etc.
Must be computer proficient in typing and various programs, including background in EMR.
Must have ability to handle stress associated with ministering to patients/residents and their loved ones who experience pain, suffering, death and grief.
Possess and maintains current CPR certification.
CMS requires that all patient-facing staff, as well as those that are in contact with patient-facing staff, be fully vaccinated, or have a documented religious or medical exemption. This important rule is required for all healthcare organizations that receive federal funds through Medicare or Medicaid
Join Our Team
Working in hospice is a calling, not a job. At Hospice of Chattanooga, our goal is to provide compassionate quality care to our patients and families. Beyond that, we strive to promote colleague satisfaction, learning opportunities and growth potential for our team members. We are committed to providing team members with what they need, so that you can focus on what matters most – compassionate quality care.
Our expert team of palliative care specialists provides patients with relief from physical suffering and helps improve their quality of life. We serve patients who are struggling with advanced illness such as cancer, COPD, Alzheimer’s Disease, congestive heart failure, and kidney failure. Our team will help you manage your symptoms, help you navigate your way through community resources, and provide emotional support for you and your family of caregivers.
Our hospice program and Hospice Care Center help terminally ill patients live their final weeks and months with the highest quality of life possible in their home or home-like environment. Our team of physicians, nurses, certified nursing assistants, social wor...kers, grief counselors, and volunteers provide a full range of care to maximize comfort. We also work with local hospitals and senior living facilities to ensure our patients who require a higher level of care have that option.