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Social Worker - Palliative Care - El Paso, TX

UnitedHealth Group

El Paso, TX
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Social Worker - Palliative Care - El Paso, TX(Job Number:718307)

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The Palliative Care Social Worker provides psycho-social support to Palliative and Bridges patients.  Working with the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT), the Social Worker assists in facilitating patient-family meetings, and assists the IDT in clarification of the goals of care and the plan of care.  The Social Worker assists in ensuring patient care services are coordinated, using all available company and area resources.  The Social Worker coordinates with appropriate hospital support departments, Case Management RNs, and Complex Care Nurses to ensure smooth transition into Palliative Care and seamless care throughout the continuum.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Complete a social work assessment for patients and their family / caregiver to identify social strengths, needs and goals as it relates to Palliative Care
  • Assess the patient / family psychosocial status in regard to understanding and acceptance of disease process
  • Assess the need for available resources, such as financial need, medication and nutritional need, adaptive equipment, home modification and transportation
  • Attend weekly team meetings to review patient plan of care
  • Assist in patient education where needed
  • Participate in development of protocols and processes that support appropriate referral
  • Daily availability for the provider and IDT
  • Participate in on-going Quality Improvement initiatives
  • Assist patient with elucidation of Advanced Care Plans
  • Recognize and assess for cultural diversity including communication, role of family members and special traditions when contributing to the patient’s plan of care
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned

Job Social Work
Primary Location US-TX-El Paso
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Organization WellMed Medical Mgmt, Inc
Schedule Full-time
Number of Openings 1
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