Social Worker Bachelors Level (Casual)- Mitchell, SD Area

AseraCare 4101 South Westport AvenueSuite B -  Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57106
6/20/2017 9:19:10 AM
JOB ID: 1707636 Specialty: Social Services




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As a Social Worker (Nonexempt) at AseraCare, you know that quality care is about much more than just addressing physical need. That's why our Social Worker (Nonexempt) take care to understand the social, spiritual and emotional factors related to our patients' health and end-of-life journey. In this role, you'll establish a plan of care that fosters the personal worth, spiritual well-being and human dignity of each patient. You'll also assess patients' and their families' capacity to cope with challenges, help them to live better within the limitations of illness and make the most of every moment. Help maximize the time patients and families have together as a Social Worker (Nonexempt) at AseraCare by performing a variety of daily tasks.

Are you a dedicated and compassionate person ready to make a difference every day' The right person will be ready to empower patients and their families to make the most of their hospice journey. Ideal Social Worker (Nonexempt) candidates should also have:

Provides medical social services to the patient and family in accordance with the interdisciplinary plan of care so that the function of each patient and the coping capacity of each family member will be maximized.

Essential Job Functions

  • Provide medical social services under the direction of a physician. Assists the physician and other members of the hospice team in understanding significant social, spiritual, and emotional factors related to the patient's health problems to establish a plan of care that fosters the personal worth, spiritual well-being, and human dignity of each patient.

  • Participates as a member of the Interdisciplinary Group and actively participates in the development and review of the plan of care for assigned patients

  • Assesses the social, spiritual, and emotional needs/factors in order to estimate the patient's and family's capacity and potential to cope with the problems of daily living and with the terminal illness

  • Helps the patient and family to understand, accept and follow medical recommendations and provide services planned to assist the patient and family in achieving the optimum social, spiritual, and health adjustment within their capacity.

  • Prepares the patient to deal with changes and the family to support the patient. Observes, records, and reports social, spiritual, and emotional changes

  • Utilizes all available resources, such as family, hospice, Master's prepared social workers and community agencies, to assist the patient and family to live better within the limitations of the illness

  • Documents all services in the patient's clinical record

  • Participates in ongoing educational programs

  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. From time to time this position will be expected to perform on-call professional duties


- Bachelors Degree from a school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education
- Minimum two (2) years social work experience in a health care delivery system preferred
- CPR certified
- Must have valid driver s license, 24-hour access to a motor vehicle and maintain personal auto liability insurance coverage
- Must be capable of maintaining regular attendance

Job: Social Services

Primary Location: South Dakota, Sioux Falls

Schedule: Casual

Shift: On Call

Shift Time:

Department Address: 4101 South Westport AvenueSuite B

Department City: Sioux Falls

Department State: SD

Department Zipcode: 57106

Organization: AseraCare

Company Profile

Helping our patients and their families to feel as comfortable as possible during a stressful and emotional time is at the heart of everything we do at AseraCare. We know the value of managing hospice and palliative care as a journey, not an end, and of focusing our efforts on the whole person rather than simply treating the disease. We believe the hospice care journey is about compassion, commitment, and dignity. And for the dedicated professionals who share our vision, we offer career resources and opportunities that are second to none, helping you build a career that is every bit as rewarding as it is challenging. Choose your path. Set your goals. We will work with you to help you define your own success. You make excellence in hospice care and palliative medicine possible. That’s why at AseraCare, our commitment to our patients starts with you.

Sioux Falls, SD
Sioux Falls, South Dakota

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