Long Term Care Social Workers of Iowa

Home Care and Hospice Social Worker, Creston

Home Care and Hospice Social Worker  - Creston, IA, 50801


Provides medical social services to hospice and home health patients and families based on the patient's psychosocial assessment and the patient and family's needs and acceptance of these services with a particular focus on financial resource and coping/support needs.


Responsibilities: (Not all inclusive)

    • Assesses patient and family psychosocial needs with particular attention to the response to terminal illness, coping and resource needs for patients and caregivers, with in the social work scope of practice according to all organizational, professional and industry standards.
    • Participates in the development of the plan of care, and review/revision of the plan of care as appropriate, completing initial SW assessments and updates to the comprehensive within required timeframe.
    • Provides services to patients and families that address the goals of the plan of care. Provides counseling services as appropriate.
    • Evaluates families' financial situation and assists in assuming effective utilization of community resources, ensures payer source is identified and all requirements of payer are fulfilled.
    • Participates in education for contract facilities/services.
    • Documents accurate and ongoing patient information, with in the patient medical record. All documentation is complete according to organizational, and professional standards. All documentation is completed as it occurs.
    • Actively participates in team meetings, committees and quality improvement planning and processes.


    • Hospice: MSW preferred; or BSW required; Home Care: MSW required
    • Strong keyboarding and computer skills with the ability to learn work-related software
    • Compliance with continuing education requirements
    • Mandatory Reporter of Child and Dependent Adult abuse training certification (within 30 days of hire)
    • Must have valid driver's license, auto liability insurance and reliable transportation if driving is required
    • Successful completion of pre-employment physical, drug screen, 2-step TB test and background check



Please apply on-line at:  www.everystep.org/careers

Nov 9, 2022