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Hospice Social Worker LMSW - 15K Bonus 

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Hospice Social Worker LMSW - 15K Bonus


Building Better Together. Bringing passion and purpose to all we do!


We have a bold vision to reimagine care. And that's possible because of every individual team member. AccentCare believes investing in people and their opportunities produce more satisfying careers, personal growth, and better patient outcomes. In addition, we emphasize training and hiring a diverse workforce with the lived experience and skills to deliver culturally competent, inclusive care.


$15,000 Sign On Bonus


1. Assist the core members of the pre-hospice/hospice team in understanding significant social, spiritual, and emotional factors related to the patient's health, to establish a plan of care which fosters the personal worth, spiritual well-being, and human dignity of each patient

2. Participate as a member of the interdisciplinary team and in the development and review of the plan of care for assigned patients

3. Assess the social, spiritual, and emotional needs/factors in order to estimate the patient's and involved caregiver's capacity and potential to cope with the problems of daily living and with the terminal diagnosis and illness

4. Help the patient, family, and involved caregiver to understand, accept and follow medical recommendations and provide services planned to assist in achieving the optimum social, spiritual, and health adjustment within their capacity and level of health literacy

5. Prepare the patient to deal with the changes and the family to support the patient including education on Advanced Directives

6. Utilize all available resources, such as family, hospice, and community agencies, to assist the patient and family to live better within the limitations of the illness

7. Support the bereavement program at the site level, including, but not limited to:

a. Completing bereavement calls and visits to offer counseling and support

b. Facilitating bereavement support groups in the community, including an annual memorial service;

c. Participating in the monthly bereavement committee meetings;

d. Keeping the bereavement binder up to date (with meeting minutes, sign-in sheets from groups/workshops, etc.)

8. Provide discharge planning related to change of level-of-care or community placement

9. Observe, record, and report social, spiritual, and emotional changes, documenting all services in patient's electronic medical record

10. Will participate in the on-call rotation and provide after-hours coverage as specified by needs of the agency

11. Other duties as assigned

Inpatient Hospice Center (IPC)

12. Ensures patient smoothly transitions from one hospice level of care to another

13. Serves as a patient navigator and contact for patients during transition

14. Facilitates care meetings in collaboration with hospice physician, team manager, patient, and involved care giver to ensure smooth delivery of hospice services, care coordination, advanced care planning and counseling for withdrawal of medical interventions

15. Develops and maintains effective working relationships with care teams that generate superior clinical and business performance

Palliative Consult Service

16. Serves as an integral member of the healthcare team providing assessments, coordination, treatment planning, information and referral to community resources and other social work services to meet the complex needs of a patients and families in the hospital, home, and post-acute setting

17. Provide counseling for disease acceptance and understanding

18. Takes, reviews, evaluates and prioritizes written and oral referrals

19. Maintains documentation records and data collections across all clinical records including AccentCare electronic medical record and the host hospital system

20. Serves as a liaison between patient and AccentCare for maintaining positive relationship with AccentCare and providing continuity of care

21. Ensures patient smoothly transitions from one area of care to another; serves as a patient navigator and contact for patients during transition

22. Coordinates/schedules the team interview/consult with the patient and involved care giver

23. Develops and maintains effective working relationships with care teams that generate superior clinical and business performance


24. Assists the clinician in execution of the care plan in the area of psychosocial issues as needed, including routine and emergent visits as assigned

25. Telephonic, virtual and or face-to-face evaluation of patient's psychosocial status when needed

26. On-going evaluation of patients' social determinants of health

27. Education of the patient and family on how to proactively manage symptoms, as well as how to respond appropriately in times of crisis with an emphasis on utilizing palliative in-home support and other lower acuity interventions when appropriate

28. Gather information regarding appropriateness for other services to best meet patient needs

29. Facilitation of referrals to community resources, both formal and informal to address the patient's needs and as directed by the patient's care plans

30. Navigation support for patients as they manage the healthcare continuum, including maximizing insurance benefits to promote healthcare needs

31. At time of discharge, management of the transfer of patients from the pre-hospice program to the appropriate referral source, including to hospice or primary care providers

32. Collaborate with the rest of the team including alerting the team to changes and newly identified patients needs as they arise


1. Master's degree required

2. Qualifications for state-specific requirements above AccentCare minimum education standards are as follows:

AZ: Must be licensed by the state at a minimum of LMSW.

CT: Must have a minimum of a Master of Social Work (MSW) and be licensed as an LCSW in the State of

Connecticut; or have an MSW and be directly supervised by an LCSW on staff. Minimum of three years' experience

in a health care setting.

IL: Must be licensed in the state as an LSW or LCSW.

IN: Must be licensed in the state as an LSW or LCSW.

MA: Must be licensed to practice social work in the state as a Licensed Independent Practitioner of Clinical

Social Work or be a Licensed Certified Social Worker.

MI: Must be licensed in the state as an LSW, LMSW, or LCSW.

MD: Must have clinical experience in counseling and casework and be licensed by the state as an LGSW, LCSW,

or LCSW-C.

NJ: Must have an approved license by the NJ Board of Social Work Examiners.

OR: Must have CSWA.

TX: Must be licensed to practice social work in the state.

WI: Must be certified/licensed in the state.

3. 1+ year experience required; 2+ years preferred

a. Palliative only does not require experience

4. Medicare/Medicaid/Insurance specialty preferred

5. Must have reliable transportation, a valid driver's license, and the minimum state required liability auto insurance

6. Additional Qualifications for Pre-Hospice Social Worker: Experience with coordination of insurance benefits (such

as a Medicaid Specialist) preferred

7. Commitment to AccentCare's philosophy of care, TRUE HOPE values, vision and mission statements as an exemplary

role model for all staff