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Genesis Health System Social Worker II, Hospice in Bettendorf, Iowa

Position Title: Hospice Social Worker II

Department: Hospice

Purpose: To provide varied and ongoing social work services to Hospice patients and their families. This may include psychosocial evaluation, ongoing psychosocial counseling, direct casework services, bereavement services, community outreach and referral through collaboration with physicians, staff, families, community agencies and hospice leadership. Actively participate in quality monitoring and performance improvement activities.

Report To: Supervisor

Supervisory Responsibility: Guidance: The job requires the provision of occasional guidance and training to others. The job does not have formal or official supervisory responsibilities.

Materials Responsibility: Very Limited. Work requires very limited responsibility for material resources. Examples of resources could include personal work materials, supplies or equipment, or very small amounts of cash. The employee has a very limited or indirect amount of control over these resources. Although human error might require the repair or replacement of materials, usually the cost of correcting these errors is minor. The variety and volume of resources is also very limited. Problems associated with material resources are very uncomplicated.

Key Relationship: Co-workers/Health System Employees, Outside Agencies/Other Health Care Providers, Physicians/Medical Office Staff, Students/Interns/Residents/Outside Instructors, Patients, Families, and Significant Others, Vendors/Clients, Third Party Payors/Insurance Companies

POSITION SPECIFICATION

Education: Master's Degree

Field Of Study: Social Work

Special Training: Counseling or prior medical social work

Training Preferred:

Licensure/Registration: Licensed in Iowa or Illinois required upon hire. Second state license required within 3 months. Valid Driver's License, Auto Insurance-Genesis minimum limits required.

Experience: More than 2 years experience required.

Interpersonal Skills: Interaction is with a variety of people inside or outside the organization. Communications are often difficult or stressful in nature. Contact with others involves complex, detailed and often sensitive topics. The job requires a high degree of interpersonal skills to deal with a range of complicated problem situations. Interactions involve gaining the agreement of others.

Working Conditions: There are little or no adverse environmental conditions to consider.

Possible Exposure to Blood Borne Pathogens: Yes

Miscellaneous:

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