Social Worker - Home Hospice

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The Social Worker provides services to respond to the emotional needs of patients and their families. This employee also assists with patient admissions and the referral process.
  • As part of the admission process, meet with the patient and family to review policies on advanced directives, patient rights and non-discrimination.
  • Conduct and document a social services evaluation, including identification of patient problems/ needs. Meet with appropriate facility staff concerning patient issues. Provide social work consultation to patients, families and staff, as requested.
  • Provide/arrange for social work services as indicated by patient/family needs.
  • Assist patients, as needed, with financial planning.
  • Maintain communications with caseworkers.
  • Keep the patient’s family informed of patient problems, personal needs, transfers and changes of level assignment.
  • Maintain a current list of community resources to facilitate referrals. Act as a liaison between the facility and the community.
  • Assure all documentation complies with applicable regulations. Act in compliance with all corporate, State, Federal and other regulatory standards.
  • Participate in the quality improvement process of the facility. Attend and participate in facility meetings, as required. Participate in and/or provide in-service education sessions.
  • Access continuing education opportunities appropriate to discipline and responsibilities.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.

·         The information above is for summary purposes, and is not intended to be a comprehensive list of essential functions.       


  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, required
  • Current license/certification in the state of practice, required
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills, required
  • Demonstrated ability to assess patient needs, develop and implement a plan of care and coordinate the discharge planning process, required
  • Master’s degree in Social Work, preferred
  • Knowledge of accreditation standards and compliance requirements, preferred
  • One (1) year of experience in a setting serving the same age/type of patient population served by this facility or department, preferred
Organization: Lutheran Hospice Center, Wheat Ridge, CO
Primary Location: CO-Denver/Boulder/Surrounding Areas-Wheat Ridge
Department: ELH-Home Hospice- OP
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Shift
FTE: 1.0
Job Number: 18001868
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