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Social Worker - MSW (PT Weekends Only - Gateway Plaza)

System Health Solutions
Date Posted
13 February, 2024
Schedule & Shift
Part Time
Weekend Only
Requisition Number
366331
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Social Worker - MSW (PT Weekends Only - Gateway Plaza)

Job Description

Overview

IU Health Hospice provides patients with comprehensive care delivered by a highly trained, interdisciplinary team led by the hospice medical director. The IU Health Hospice Social Worker supports patients, families, and the health care team to ensure the best possible experience. Patients can receive hospice care in a home setting. This may be a private residence, an assisted living facility, a skilled nursing facility, or a group home. IU Health Hospice also provides General Inpatient (GIP) hospice care in our hospitals [and in our Hospice House BLOOMINGTON ONLY].

They will work to effectively communicate and collaborate with all members of the health care team. This position helps to ensure that care is delivered in a safe and timely manner, and the patient and family are provided with all necessary resources and education. The MSW plays an integral role in interpreting and communicating around complex patient/family needs related to the patient’s terminal diagnosis.

Our Hospice MSW assesses patient and family psychosocial risk factors through evaluation of support systems and ability to cope. They provide counseling for patients and families regarding the emotional, social, and financial impacts of terminal illness. They serve as a point person in safety, abuse, neglect, and exploitation situations.

Being an IU Health social worker means building a professional career designed by you. This includes a flexible schedule, competitive benefits, and a culture that embraces your outstanding strengths, and supports your personal and professional goals. If you are seeking an organization where you can engage professionally, develop clinical expertise, foster learning, cultivate new relationships, and fuel your spirit of inquiry, join us!

We offer a comprehensive benefits package designed for you, which includes Medical-Dental-Vision, a matching 401K, PTO, tuition reimbursement program, wellness program, and more!

 

  • Master's Degree in Social Work required.
  • De-escalation certification preferred.
  • Permanent LSW licensure required, LCSW licensure preferred. Temporary LSW licensure considered with expectation of full LSW licensure within first year of employment.
  • Requires relevant health care, mental health or community-based experience. Requires knowledge of the impact of the disease process and of human behavior to provide psychosocial assessments, short-term therapeutic counseling, and crisis intervention to patients, families and staff.
  • Requires knowledge of state and county adult and child protective legal mandates.
  • Requires knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span.
  • Maintains principles, practices and techniques of crisis intervention and de-escalation techniques.
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with the community, medical teams, law enforcement, APS/CPS, schools, probation and other agencies as indicated.
  • Requires proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • 0-3 years of Medical Social Work experience required.

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at IU Health. IU Health does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, national origin, gender identity and/or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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Indiana University Health is Indiana’s most comprehensive health system, with 15 hospitals and nearly 40,000 team members serving Hoosiers across the state. Our partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine gives our team members access to the very latest science and the very best training, advancing care for all. We’re looking for team members who share the things that matter most to us. People who are inspired by challenging and meaningful work for the good of every patient. People who are compassionate and serve with a purpose. People who aspire to excellence every day. People who are always ready to apply themselves.

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