- Establishes and provides ongoing coordination of Hospice Bereavement Services according to the Hospice Conditions of Participation and the Hospice Standards for Accreditation for the Joint Commission on Accreditation for Health Care Organizations (JCAHO).
- Meets the bereavement needs of the patients/families/significant others and support and resources for staff.
- Provides and coordinates bereavement services to Hospice patients and staff by investigating and maximizing available resources to assist in this endeavor. These resources being: interns, students, PRN staff, other discipline professionals (social workers), and volunteers.
- Demonstrates the ability to work in partnership with the Hospice staff to contribute to the multidisciplinary approach to patient care planning and delivery with focused attention to the timely intervention in the plan of care with early bereavement support, anticipatory grief education and support and post death bereavement care.
- Takes responsibility for the overall compliance of the various aspects of the Hospice bereavement Services (i.e.) bereavement assessment completion and follow-up in collaboration with social worker staff, information to volunteers for timely telephone support, scheduled mailings done by volunteers and administrative staff of Hospice, 1:1 counseling, support group facilitators scheduling and activity, etc.
- Provides professional bereavement support and services through consistent and effective assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation.
- Refers to and collaborates effectively with Clinical Professionals; especially the Hospice MSW, to maintain continuity of focus and care.
- Actively participates in the planning and organizing and implementation of the rituals that are essential to the Hospice philosophy of care – example: Memorial Services, seasonal educational offerings, support groups for the community, and education for the community.
- Master’s degree in social work or counseling
- Two years of related experience within a healthcare organization.
- History of computer utilization and demonstrated ability to learn a variety of computer systems for documentation and communication needs of the position.
- Knowledge based understanding of the process of death and dying and grief and loss.
- Demonstrated experience and knowledge of group process and facilitation.
- Licensure (LPC or LCSW)
Organization: Lutheran Hospice Center, Wheat Ridge, CO
Primary Location: CO-Denver/Boulder/Surrounding Areas-Wheat Ridge
Shift: Day Shift
Job Number: 18000614