Medical Social Worker



The Medical Social Worker is responsible for the delivery of varied social work services to Home Care and Hospice patients and their families.  The purpose of this position is to provide initial psychosocial evaluations, ongoing psychosocial counseling, direct casework services, bereavement services, and community education, outreach and referral.  The Hospice social worker is an integral part of the Hospice IDT.


A Masters degree in Social Work from an accredited educational institution.  A demonstrated ability in casework, counseling and group work, including three (3) years of clinical work experience, preferably in either a healthcare setting or hospice.  Licensed to practice in the State of Colorado.  Valid driver’s license, car insurance and car required.

REPORTS TO:  Executive Director


  1. Maintains the standards of Social Work excellence in accordance with the principles set forth by the State of Colorado Health Department, NASW, JCAHO, NHPCO, and agency policies and procedures.
  2. Performs comprehensive initial psychosocial and bereavement evaluations and assists in the development and implementation of goal-directed family care plan.
  3. Conducts ongoing reassessments of patient/family needs and counseling as required.
  4. Provides short term crisis intervention and individual or family counseling when indicated.
  5. Participates as a member of the Bereavement Team as assigned.
  6. Observes, evaluates, and brings to team conferences information regarding psychosocial, spiritual, physical, and financial conditions affecting the patient and family.
  7. Assumes the active role of advocate for the patient/family unit.
  8. Develops and maintains contact with appropriate community agencies and services in order to promote interagency cooperation and to facilitate related referrals.
  9. Documents comprehensive psychosocial information clearly and concisely in a timely manner.
  10. Initial contact information recorded within 24 hours.
  11. All patient/family visits, telephone contacts and referral actions are recorded in the Medical Record within a period of 24 hours.
  12. Participates in agency-wide programs as assigned by the Executive Director.
  13. Participates in committees, task forces and agency events as required.
  14. Attends staff meetings, IDG Team and other meetings as assigned and appropriate.
  15. Participates in the orientation program as assigned.
  16. Adheres to all HOV policies.
  17. Assumes responsibility for own personal and professional development and maintenance of state of the art skills in social work.
  18. Exhibits Hospice Philosophy in all job related roles.
  19. Participates in Total Quality Management as assigned.
  20. Conducts and develops research projects pertinent to the field of social work as available.
  21. Maintains current knowledge and practice of infectious disease protocols.

Contacts:  Patients, families, volunteers, staff members, hospital/facility personnel, the general public and household pets.

Physical Demands: Physical exertion—walking, lifting, pulling, driving, step climbing, flex hours and travel.

Environmental Conditions: Exposed to infections, communicable diseases, odors, blood, excreta and hazardous materials.

Working Conditions: Periods of stress—variable workloads and deadlines.  Light office work.  Some evening work will be required.  Exposed to terminally ill patients and their families.

Hourly, non-exempt employee

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