STATUS: Occasional; An employee in an occasional status must be available to work as agreed upon for department coverage or unforeseen employee’s absences, scheduled vacations (time-off), or fluctuations in census which affects staffing. Their schedule is set forth by their Department Manager.
SHIFT: 8:00am-4:30 pm, Monday-Friday; Hours will vary with the needs of the department
POSITION SUMMARY: Provides Hospice and Home Health social work services based on psychosocial assessment and/or counseling needs of Hospice/Home Health clients/families.
- Completes psychosocial assessment and develops social work plan of care after making an initial visit
- Explains insurance coverage, explores financial source program and aids in use of community resources
- Provides/supervises bereavement follow-up and support to Hospice families and other members of the community
- Supervises volunteers engaged in bereavement activities in their delivery of care, and its documentation
- Documents home visits and other contacts in patient’s medical record
- Exhibits sensitivity and competency in meeting the developmental needs of patients over the life span
- Conduct follow-up visits based on goals and plan of care. Involves patient/family in understanding physical limitations or changes, exploring options and resources, and coordinating support systems
- Provides short-term counseling to those experiencing crisis, significant change, or other emotional issues due to illness, death, grief, or other psychosocial circumstances
- Reports suspected adult or child protection concerns to the Department of Health & Welfare as they are identified
- Adheres to productivity standards and other time constraints as outlined and monitored by the supervisor
- Follows Total Quality Management policies and procedures; participates in QA data collection and review Reports all quality of care concerns to supervisor
- Provides vacation, holidays and sick relief for social work staff above regularly scheduled shifts as needed.
- Participates in standby coverage to provide 24-hour availability to Home Care clients
SKILLS: Highly effective organizational skills, Ability to communicate openly and facilitate learning and growth. Ability to read, write legibly and comprehend the written and spoken word in English, Basic computer literacy and ability to effectively learn new software programs required, Be assertive in pursuing education and current trends in Hospice / Home Health theory, and delivery of care
EDUCATION: Masters degree from a school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education required, Successful completion of Hospice orientation with ongoing, specialized reading and education focused on grief
LICENSE/CERTIFICATIONS: Current Idaho Social Worker license, Current driver’s license, Current BLS (AHA) certification required
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Physical Demands of position are listed in job description
SUPERVISED BY: Home Health / Hospice Manager
Bonner General Health
Established in 1949, Bonner General Health (BGH) is a non-profit, critical access hospital, serving a community of approximately 57,000 in the scenic panhandle of Idaho. As a pillar of the community and one of the premier employers of the region, BGH has earned a reputation as the first choice for healthcare.
In addition to our 25 hospital beds, Bonner General Health offers a variety of healthcare support through our free-standing clinics and comprehensive services.
Serving our community by providing excellent healthcare close to home.
To be the best place to receive care and the best place to give care.
Compassion: Treat patients, family members, and colleagues with sensitivity and empathy.
Excellence: Deliver the best outcomes possible and highest quality service through the dedicated effort of individual team members.
Integrity: Adhere to the highest standards of professionalism, ethics, and personal responsibility.
Respect: Treat patients, family members, and colleagues with dignity.
The Inland Empire is a breathtaking region where you can enjoy skiing, hiking, camping, fishing, boating and many other recreational activities. Bonner General Health is located approximately 60 miles south of the Canadian border in the dynamic city of Sandpoint, Idaho.
Situated on the shores of scenic Lake Pend Oreille (Pond-o-ray), Sandpoint was recently judged by USA Today and Rand McNally, as the “Most Beautiful Town in the USA” and offers four seasons of outstanding recreation. Whether your preference is cultural exploration, being on the water, snow or in the mountains, you are sure to find just what your heart desires in Sandpoint.
APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Employment at Bonner General Health is contingent upon successfully passing a drug screen and criminal history background check. During the interview process all applicants will be asked to sign a release that allows the organization to request information from various federal, state, and other agencies which maintain records concerning history related to criminal, civil and driving violations. Bonner General Health is a tobacco free / fragrance free workplace. All new employees will meet with Occupational Health to review health history and immunizations. The influenza vaccination will be offered during flu season. Any employee who does not receive the vaccination will be required to wear a mask for the duration of the flu season.
If you need assistance while completing the online application, please contact us at email@example.com. You may also call 208-265-1044.
All Bonner General Health job postings are paid under the 40-hour overtime Wage and Hour Law.
BGH is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Bonner General Health is an organization that participates in E-Verify. Information from each employee's I-9 will be provided to the Social Security Administration and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security, to confirm authorization to work in the United States.
Company Website: BonnerGeneral.org
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