• Licensed Social Worker, LSW, Per Diem, Hospice

    Location US-PA-Scranton
    Posted Date 1 week ago(10/11/2018 10:53 AM)
    Position ID
    Medical Social Worker
  • Overview

    BAYADA Hospice has an immediate opening for a Per Diem Licensed Social Worker with a heart for hospice and palliative care. 


    Offering competitive wages and flexible scheduling, this Hospice Licensed Social Worker position is for our visits in Luzerne and Lackawanna counties.  Candidates must have at least 1 year experience as an LSW in an employment setting, preferably in hospice or palliative care. As a Hospice LSW, you will be an integral member of a multi-disciplinary health care team that provides skilled nursing, psychosocial care, music therapy and veterans services to clients, affording them the opportunity to receive comfort and dignity.


    At BAYADA Hospice we believe our clients and their families deserve the highest quality of home health care delivered with compassion, excellence, and reliability - our core values. With more than 200 offices nationwide, founder Mark Baiada still maintains the same compassionate, human focus that made our first office unique in 1975.





    Responsibilities for a Hospice Licensed Social Worker include:

    • Making home and facility visits to clients in designated geographic territories.
    • Assist our team in understanding the social and emotional factors related to our clients’ health problems.
    • Provide clinical social evaluations and plan appropriate interventions based on evaluation findings.
    • Identify appropriate community resource referrals to address the client’s and the family’s practical and environmental needs.
    • Act as an advocate for both the client and the family to navigate the patient through the community system.
    • Participate in the development of the total plan of care with the multidisciplinary team of BAYADA clinicians, as appropriate.
    • Develop and maintain contracts with public and private agencies as resources for the patient.
    • Educate and instruct patients, family members, or other patient representatives in community resources to promote the patient's health, safety, well-being, and independent living.
    • Accurately document observations, interventions, and evaluations pertaining to patient care management and services provided utilizing a state-of-the-art touch pad tablet.


    Qualifications for a Hospice Licensed Social Worker include:

    • Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education, as demonstrated by school transcript or degree.
    • Have a minimum of one year experience in social work in a health care setting.
    • Be a Licensed Social Worker, LSW.
    • Home care/Hospice/Palliative Care experience a plus.
    • Demonstrated ability to read, write, and effectively communicate in English.
    • Ability to work independently and manage time effectively.
    • Strong interpersonal skills.
    • Solid computer skills.
    • Ability to travel to cases, as assigned.


    Our employees are our greatest asset

    • Enjoy being part of a team that cares and a company that believes in leading with our values.
    • Develop your skills with training and scholarship opportunities.
    • Advance your career with specially designed career tracks.
    • Be recognized and rewarded for your compassion, excellence, and reliability.
    • Benefits include competitive wages; flexible scheduling; one-on-one training; recognition programs; weekly and direct pay; career track advancement


    Apply now for immediate consideration.


    Founded in 1975 by J. Mark Baiada, BAYADA Home Health Care provides nursing, rehabilitative, therapeutic, hospice, and assistive care services to children, adults, and seniors in the comfort of their homes. Headquartered in suburban Philadelphia, BAYADA employs more than 23,000 field and office professionals who serve their communities in over 20 states from more than 300 offices. BAYADA Home Health Care, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and qualified applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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