Mount Carmel Health System

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Social Worker LISW – Hospice & Palliative Care – Community Care

Mount Carmel Health System - Columbus, Ohio

Posted: 11/11/2018


OH1CS_40800_000 Hospice Program

Expected Weekly Hours:



Day Shift

Position Purpose:

At Mount Carmel, we’re committed to making a meaningful difference in the lives of our patients and communities. Our colleagues – people like you – share our passion for always going above and beyond to provide the highest standards of care.

Job Description Details:

Our Patient Care Support colleagues support our mission in a variety of ways. Their compassion and commitment to collaborative excellence positively impacts our patients and the communities we serve.  This is what truly sets Mount Carmel apart.  In return, Mount Carmel provides excellent learning and growth opportunities, excellent benefits and opportunities to succeed.  With Hospice & Palliative Care Patients receive relief from pain and discomfort, as well as the emotional and spiritual support of experienced, empathetic professionals.

Our Social Worker LISW provides medical social work services as ordered/referred by the attending physician to Hospice

patients in their home, according to Hospice policies and procedures and state and federal regulations governing Hospice care.  Uses professional judgment for initial and ongoing assessment, planning, and evaluation of psychosocial, economic, and environmental needs of patients and families.   Acts as a consultant to Hospice staff for medical social work service needs.


Develops appropriate care plans and establishes short and long-term goals; measures progress or lack of progress in achieving these goals as part of the overall interdisciplinary

care planning process.

Plans for coordinated Hospice care with other disciplines or community resources; consults with others as necessary.

Observes, evaluates and reports to Hospice Interdisciplinary Team re: patient/family psychosocial status, and significant changes in patient's and family's coping status.

Assesses safety factors in the patient's residence regarding conduciveness to provision of care, including but not limited to safety, accessibility of bathroom, availability of telephone and adequacy of in-home caregivers.

Responds to referrals for social work within 48 hours of receipt of referral.

Participates in admission process providing psycho-social assessment of patient and family.   Assists in identifying "Red Flag" families and communicates to IDT.  Assists in resolving problems of increasing dependency or social isolation through counseling, group meetings, and referrals.  Assists in resolving of patient/family attitude toward Hospice services in area of dissatisfaction.  Assists in obtaining medical, dental, psychiatric, or rehabilitation services.


Master's degree from school of social work. Graduated from a program accredited by CSWE (Council on Social Work Education).

Licensed Social worker by the State of Ohio Counselor and Social Worker Board (LISW)

Minimum experience preferred is two (2) years in social work; one (1) year in a medical setting.

Current knowledge of county, state, and federal programs (Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, SSI and Veterans benefits) in particular, and Medicare Hospice Benefits.

Ability to counsel terminally ill patients and families in social service areas as well as psychosocial areas.

Ability to operate a motor vehicle; possess a valid driver's license and have access to a functional automobile during work hours.

Criminal fingerprinting completed as required by Ohio law

Discovering opportunities, support and excellence – all while making a real difference in patients’ lives – begins at Mount Carmel. Find a new beginning and advance your career with us.

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, physical disability or any other classification protected under local, state or federal law.

Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health employs more than 120,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 21 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

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