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Social Worker - Per Diem

Company: The Overlook
Location: Leominster
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

JOB DESCRIPTIONPOSITION TITLE: Social Worker, Per DiemFLSA STATUS: Non-ExemptREPORTS TO: Hospice Clinical ManagerSUPERVISES: N/ADEPARTMENT: HospiceCOMPANY: OVNA HospiceLocations: Greenfield, Sunderland, Wendell. Based out of our Sunderland Mass OVNA location.POSITION SUMMARY:The primary purpose of the position is to assess, plan, organize, develop, and implement related social services and community support strategies to our patients in accordance with current federal and state regulations, the organization's established policies and procedures, and as may be directed by the Clinical Manager. To assure that the medically related emotional and social needs of the patients are met / maintained on an individual basis. This is a Per Diem Role.THE OVERLOOK WAY:Culture of Excellence and Core Values:All Team Members of The Overlook must embrace and conduct themselves at all times in support of the company's 28 Guiding Principles and core values, which form the foundation of our unique culture.Integrity: saying what you mean, meaning what you say (in action and words), even if it hurts you personally or professionallyRespect for Individual Choice: empowering and supporting others in their Self-determination for health and well-being, as they define itCompassion: understanding and sympathetic of othersCreativity/Innovation: thinking wildly, planning accordinglyGrace: putting people at ease, without compromising performance or outcomesPRINCIPLE DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:The primary purpose of the position is to plan, organize, develop, and implement comprehensive psychosocial care to patients and families at the end of life in accordance with current federal, state, and Medicare standards, guidelines and regulations, the organization's established policies and procedures, and as may be directed by the Administrator or Clinical Manager to assure that the medically related emotional and social needs of the patient are met/maintained on an individual basis.Provide medically related social services to patients and families.Complete required documentation including admission notes, weekly/monthly progress notes, and IDG notes biweekly.Participate in IDG meetings and attend regularly scheduled care plan meetings as required.Coordinate family meetings as indicated.Advocate on behalf of patients and families regarding issues as appropriate based on patient Rights, including review of patient grievances.Be aware of Medicare and Medicaid, and other financial and community assistance programs available to the patient and provide education as indicated.Provide guidance to team members regarding upholding patient and family rights.Must comply with organizational vaccine mandates and maintain required licensure and certification.QUALIFICATIONS:Must possess a Master's Degree from an approved school of Social WorkMust be licensed in MA as a LICSW or work under the direct supervision of an LICSWMust have, as a minimum, one year experience as a social worker in a skilled nursing facility, hospice, hospital, or other related medical facilityExperience with geriatric, oncology and/or hospice preferredStrong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skillsPossess valid State of Residence Driver's license and reliable transportationPHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS:Primary work will be performed in patient's homes, nursing facilities, assisted living facilities and may be exposed to the elements (heat, cold, rain, snow); walking and standing frequently; occasional lifting of up to 25 pounds. Must be able to travel to patient's location with reliable transportation.IND1COMMUNITY OVERVIEW:The Overlook is a non-profit organization operating since 1911 and offering a full continuum of care and services for older adults in MA. The organization embraces its rich history and heritage, owning and managing 218 Independent Living Apartment Homes and Cottages, 28 Enhanced Care Private Suites, a 14 Suite Assisted Living Memory Care neighborhood, 27-unit Short-term Post-Acute Rehabilitation, 112-bed Long Term Care Skilled Nursing, as well as Home Health, Hospice, Palliative Care, Private Duty and Care Management divisions.The Overlook and its 3 subsidiaries are based in Charlton, MA, with satellite home health and hospice offices across the state. The organization employs approximately 600 talented and compassionate Team Members and serves 1,500+ Residents/Patients.The Overlook has a Vision to design a mixed-use Community beyond its singular function as a Retirement Community, a pedestrian-friendly, walkable " Village Center"environment, with select retailers, restaurants featuring fresh, locally sourced food, a brewery, a large banquet, and events center, enriching programs, health and wellness-focused on mind, body and spirit, and more. The Overlook's bucolic setting on 450 acres of beautiful New England countryside, 16 miles of nature trails, a dog park, and a wealth of amenities offer limitless possibilities in helping us reposition our Campus.THE OVERLOOK WAY:All Team Members of The Overlook must embrace and commit to conducting themselves at all times in support of our 28 Guiding Principles, Culture of Excellence, and core values, which form the foundation of our unique culture. The Overlook strives to exceed expectations, inspire and " Do what's best for thosewe serve." Integrity: saying what you mean, meaning what you say (in action and words), even if it hurts you personally or professionallyRespect for Individual Choice: empowering and supporting others in their Self-determination for health and well-being, as they define itCompassion: understanding and empathy for othersCreativity/Innovation: thinking wildly, planning accordinglyGrace: putting people at ease, without compromising performance or outcomesJUST SOME OF OUR BENEFITS AND PERKS:Solid Track Record of PromotingTeam Members from withinPlenty of Free ParkingFree Daily Lunch onCampusVacation, Sick, Holiday Time + Floating HolidaysTravel ReimbursementProfessional DevelopmentFlexible Spending and Health Reimbursement AccountsEmployee Assistance ProgramsTuition ReimbursementShort + Long Term Disability, Life InsuranceMedical, Dental, and Vision InsuranceAccess to Fitness Center, Pool, and Onsite MassagesIn compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, The Overlook will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages prospective Team Members and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. The Overlook is strongly committed to diversity and a workplace environment that respects, appreciates, and values employee differences and similarities. By providing and supporting a work culture that fosters and builds upon diversity and its strengths, The Overlook will better serve our communities. The Overlook is an employment-at-will organization and an equal opportunity employer committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, The Overlook prohibits retaliation against an applicant or employee because he or she has engaged in protected activity under the statutes prohibiting discrimination in the workplace.rN5OaE0pRq

Keywords: The Overlook, Leominster , Social Worker - Per Diem, Healthcare , Leominster, Massachusetts

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