Iowa City Hospice is a community-oriented, not-for-profit organization that offers a work life balance culture and consists of a professional interdisciplinary team who provide exceptional patient-centered palliative care and grief support services to patients and families regardless of disease, age, background or ability to pay.
We are currently adding a PRN Social Worker position to assist our team in providing social work support as well as covering other positions within our psycho social departments for leave coverage (vacation, FML, open positions....). This position is responsible for providing psycho social support to patients and families from time of admission up to and through bereavement needs of the patient’s survivors. We are seeking candidates with a exceptional communication skills that provides a nice mixture of attention to detail, a love of new challenges and follow through that assures stability in an ever changing work environment.
Conduct a comprehensive assessment of the patient including a psycho social assessment to evaluate the patient/caregiver’s emotional, social, financial, and environmental resources and identify appropriate psycho social problems, interventions and goals for the patient’s plan of care.
Participate as a member of the Iowa City Hospice Interdisciplinary Team in the development and implementation of the patient’s plan of care.
Provide direct social work services and interventions according to the patient’s plan of care.
Adhere to the practice of confidentiality regarding patients, families, staff and the organization.
Participate in Iowa City Hospice’s success by ensuring access to our exceptional care.
9. Support and promote Iowa City Hospice’s mission to lead in providing exceptional patient-centered end-of-life care and grief support to anyone affected by a terminal illness.
10. Participate in the organization’s quality assessment and performance improvement program.
Ensure effective use of resources.
Perform other duties as assigned.
License: Current Iowa license as a Social Worker is preferred.
Education: Master’s degree in Social Work from a school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
Experience: 1 year of social work experience in a health care setting
Schedule: Monday – Friday 8am-5pm based on work related demands; with no guaranteed hours per pay period.
PRN supports coverage needs during schedule leave and requires "availability" to work a minimum of 4 scheduled shifts per pay period.