Social Worker (SW) - Inpatient PRN
Hazard, KY Greg & Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center- Hazard
Description

Social Worker (SW) - Inpatient PRN

Location: Hazard, KY

Schedule - PRN (as needed)


As a BCN Hospice Team member, you will be a part of a team providing care and support to patients and their families who no longer receive treatments to cure their terminal illness, but instead choose care to improve their comfort and quality of life. Our service allows our team members to focus on one patient at a time providing care where the patient calls home. While this often is a house or apartment, we also provide care at nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and hospitals. If a patient’s care needs are too complicated for home care or require a higher level of attention from nurses and other experts, we can provide care at one of our Hospice Care Centers. 


At BCN we are committed to a work setting that treats all team members with fairness, dignity, and respect. We offer our team members an opportunity to grow, to develop professionally, and to work in a team environment. You can help our team make a lasting difference for our families. Join #TeamBCN where your work matters, and your time is valued. 


We Offer:

  • Competitive Pay
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Autonomy in your workday
  • Flexible Schedules to support work/life balance (select positions)
  • Mileage Reimbursement for work-related driving
  • Up to 24 days of PTO accrued within the first year of employment
  • 8 Paid Holidays (including day after Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve)
  • Educational Assistance up to $3,000 per year & College Tuition Discounts
  • Free Continuing Education Credits

About the role:

An employee in this position provides direct casework and counseling services to the patient/family unit wherever they may be within the hospice program of care. The Social Worker will provide an assessment of psychosocial problems; define treatment goals and work to alleviate such problems. The Social Worker serves as part of the interdisciplinary team and shares responsibility for other aspects of patient care except where limited by licensure. Plans and coordinates patient care with the primary nurse under the direction of the Counseling Supervisor, Executive Director, and/or Regional Counseling Supervisor. 

Requirements
  • Is a graduate of a Bachelor’s or Master’s program in Social Work accredited by the Council of Social Work Education; and is licensed by the state of Kentucky as a Licensed Social Worker (LSW), a Certified Social Worker (CSW), or a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
  • A minimum of two years social service experience in a health care setting or social service agency. Experience working on an interdisciplinary team preferred.
  • Knowledge of the process of death, dying and bereavement.
  • Knowledge and basic understanding of the psychosocial and legal operatives in terminally ill patients and their families.
  • Knowledge and basic understanding of the interpersonal dynamics operative within the working relationships of an interdisciplinary healthcare team.
  • Current Kentucky driver's license and unlimited access to a reliable automobile.
  • Ability to exercise judgment and discretion in confidential matters.
  • Must be able to make home visits to patients/families in a variety of settings; mobile homes, apartments, homes, nursing facilities and condominiums that may not have elevators.
  • Must be able to drive for extended periods of time with no ill effects.
  • Must be flexible, good written and oral communication skills. Must have the ability to give and receive constructive feedback.
  • Employees will be expected to comply with Bluegrass Care Navigators Employee Health, infectious disease, and vaccination policies.
Salary Description
$25.60 - $41.10 per hour