Hospice Social Worker

Tidewell Hospice
Job Description
Tidewell Hospice, the sole provider of hospice services in four counties of sunny Southwest Florida, is seeking an experienced and team-oriented Social Worker. The Social Worker plays a key role in Tidewell’s mission to treat the whole person by enhancing the quality of life and promoting well-being for patients, families and caregivers. Helping a patient and family prepare for the end of life is one of the most important aspects of the dying process. The Social Worker assesses a patient’s and family’s ability to cope with psychosocial, emotional, economic, environmental and cultural factors that come with terminal illness and death. As part of an interdisciplinary team, the Social Worker reviews and suggests updates to the care plan. The Social Worker also conducts individual counseling and crisis intervention and offers input on fiscal, legal and health care decisions in support of the patient’s and family’s spiritual and cultural beliefs. After death, the Social Worker provides bereavement information, education and support for the patient’s family members and/or caregivers. The successful applicant will serve hospice patients and their families in the home, long-term care facility, assisted-living facility, hospice house or hospital.
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