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Social Worker Clinical

Company: Covenant Care
Location: dothan
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Why Covenant Care?
Are you a Healthcare Warrior? Want a competitive, engaging job with great perks? Want a seat at the table to discuss strategy? Want to see your ideas put into action? Then you want to look closely at a career with Covenant Care.

Covenant Care is one of the largest non-profit providers of home health, hospice, memory, palliative and private duty care in the regions we serve. Our collaborative team of more than 600 physicians, nurses, aides, therapists and professional staff and volunteers serve patients and families in communities throughout Florida and Alabama. For more information, visit , or visit us on Facebook , Instagram or LinkedIn .

Ready to join our family?
Our teammates enjoy a supportive environment and flexible schedule with advancement opportunities. Covenant Cares engaging culture is founded upon mutual respect and trust. A place where employees feel valued and patients and residents feel the service is extraordinary. We recognize and celebrate the value of each teammates unique contributions and encourage a sense of ownership, sharing our mission with patients, families and our communities.

Position Summary:

The Palliative Care Care Navigator performs biopsychosocial assessments, initial mental health screenings, and ongoing education regarding advance directives in facilities and community/home settings, supervised by an MD. Will work closely with other members of the interdisciplinary group, other treating physicians, and when applicable other health care staff.


The Care Navigator must be a graduate of a Masters Degree Social Work Program with two years post graduate supervision resulting in licensure in the State of Florida and/or the State of Alabama, depending on the assignment location. This position requires a minimum of one year experience preferably in hospice or palliative care. Must have strong interpersonal skills. Must possess a valid Florida or Alabama drivers license, depending on assignment, and current automobile insurance.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Performs biopsychosocial focused on understanding coping mechanisms in an effort to mitigate suffering in the following areas: disease history, social & spiritual history, physical & psychological symptoms, decision making capacity & review of living will, information sharing and identification of goals of therapy.

If patient is determined to lack capacity, adherence to State Proxy Statutes to ensure communication and consult is conducted with legal next of kin.

Works closely with the other members of the interdisciplinary group, when applicable, in the development, review and modification of comprehensive plans of care.

Works closely with the collaborating ARNP to initiate & propose modification of interventions to relieve patient suffering within established standards, guidelines and regulations as determined by Covenant Care and its subsidiaries, federal & state regulatory agents including but not limited to the State Board of Social Work. Such assessment will include existential pain identification to ensure appropriate interventions are applied.

Chairs, schedules, and participates in patient/family conferences as requested.

Maintains & establishes good working relationships with referring sources including but not limited to physicians, advanced nurse practitioners, social workers, hospital & nursing homes.

Participates in daily interdisciplinary meetings led by Palliative Care ARNP as well as hospital IDG meetings as scheduled.

Advocates for patients right for Self Determination and promoting education throughout the continuum to ensure adherence to patient preferences related to their goals of care.

Collaborating with hospital personnel to execute preferred discharge disposition as determined by the patient and/or family goals.

Refers to appropriate resource support for socioeconomic deficits discovered in biopsychosocial assessment.

Participates in hospice and palliative care training for employees, volunteers, physicians and others as requested.

Promotes ongoing education for hospital staff, Covenant Care staff, patients, families, and community including but not limited to Palliative Care and advance care planning.

Any such duties and responsibilities as may be assigned.

Required to comply with all Covenant Hospice Policies, Procedures and Personnel Policies, including those specifically addressing disaster preparedness and response.

Special Demands/Physical Requirements:

This position may sometimes require medium/heavy lifting. Normally such lifting will involve but not be limited to, assisting with transfer/repositioning of the patient either in the home or nursing facility. The position is also mentally demanding because of the continual need of assessing and evaluating clinical aspects of the patient's care.

Contact the Human Resources Department at 850.365.9659 for more information. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Keywords: Covenant Care, Dothan , Social Worker Clinical, Other , dothan, Alabama

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