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Social Worker

Company: Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Job Description:

Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care (PPHPC) is looking for a Social Worker. MSW is required.
LOCATION: Colorado Springs, CO
STATUS: Full-time
SCHEDULE: Mon-Fri, 8a-5p
PAY RANGE: $51,334.40 - $60,320.00
SUPPLEMENTAL PAY: Based on position, schedule and/or availability: Paid Mileage/Shift Differentials/Stipends/Overtime
MILEAGE AND EXPENSE REIMBURSEMENT: Maximum Allowable Federal Mileage Reimbursement Rate

  • We value diversity, equity and inclusion and know it matters for our team members and our patients. We provide welcoming, supportive and inclusive care to our patients and a work environment where all team members feel respected and valued.
  • We support a culture of work-life balance and provide team members a free, confidential and robust benefit program designed to provide solutions to the logistical and financial problems that arise in life.
  • Paid Time Off (PTO/Vacation Pay/Sick Leave) and EIB (Extended Illness Bank): accrued
  • Seven Paid Holidays with an additional Floating Holiday
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan with Employer Match: 50% match up to 8% of your compensation
  • Early Wage Access
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Medical and Dental Coverages with Employer Contribution: employee rates have not increased four of the last six years
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) with Employer Funding: Single $1,000, Family $2,000 (2022)
  • Vision
  • Basic Life and AD&D Insurance: Company Paid
  • Long-Term Disability: Company Paid
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Supplemental Life and AD&D (Employee, Spouse, Child(ren))
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Long-Term Care
  • Legal and Identity Protection
  • Referral and Certification Bonus Programs
  • Employer Assistance Programs
  • Employee Recognition Program
    Provides clinical psychosocial support to patient and family/caregiver in accordance with patient preferences, goals, and needs. The position works collaboratively with the Interdisciplinary Team/Group (IDT/IDG) as well as with facilities and agencies in the community.
    • Completes initial and on-going psychosocial and bereavement assessment of patient and family/caregiver to include the patient's history, ethnic background, cultural and religious beliefs and the implications for the Plan of Care (POC).
    • Establishes goals based on assessment and mutual agreement with patient and family/caregiver. Serves as an additional primary contact for IDG/IDT collaboration and advocate for patient/family and other providers.
    • Identifies potential bereavement resources for patient and family/caregivers to assist in coping with loss, aging and death. Assesses and assists patients with advanced directives and care planning.
    • Evaluates patient/family psychosocial needs and individual/family counseling as part of the Plan of Care (POC). Delivers appropriate referrals to community resources such as financial assistance, legal aid, housing and/or education.
    • Communicates risk indicators to bereavement services as appropriate. Assists RN Case Manager with development of a comprehensive transfer and/or discharge plan in collaboration with patient, family, staff and referral agencies.
    • Utilizes knowledge of disease processes; skilled in assessing impact on patient and family dynamics and psychosocial wellbeing.
    • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
      • Minimum Education: Master's degree in social work from an accredited school of Social Work.
      • Minimum Experience: One (1) year of social work experience in a health care setting.
      • Required License: Current Colorado Social Worker license (LSW or LCSW) preferred. MSW must be willing to work towards licensure. Current CPR certification based on individual affiliate requirements. Valid Colorado state driver's license and proof of auto insurance.
        • Ability to lift/push/pull minimum of 30 lbs.
          Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care is affiliated with Care Synergy, a nonprofit network of community-based hospice and palliative care organizations serving Colorado's Front Range and the Region's Largest Home Health, Hospice, and Palliative Care Network. Care Synergy provides mission support services to better equip Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care to operate as a distinct and independent organization while working together to share best practices and serve more Coloradans along the Front Range.
          The Organization does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, creed, ancestry, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation/identity, transgender status, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. This prohibition includes unlawful harassment based on any of these protected classifications.

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          Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care has been the community leader in end-of-life care for nearly 40 years, founding the hospice movement in the Pikes Peak region in 1980. We are the only nonprofit, community-based hospice in El Paso and Teller Counties.
          Every year, we help - 2,000 patients and families navigate the challenges of a life-limiting illness with comfort, dignity and fulfillment. - In a business like this, you don't thrive for this long, nor serve as many patients as we have, without holding to a particular standard.
          Ours is simple: We believe that hospice care is about living, and that every patient and family deserves consistent expert care and compassionate personal attention. Here are just a few things that set Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care apart:

          • Comprehensive team of hospice and palliative experts including our physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses and certified nursing assistants, counselors, chaplains, and administrative professionals
          • More than 200 trained volunteers supporting professional care teams
          • Fast response and 24/7 access to care
          • The only dedicated hospice inpatient care unit serving El Paso and Teller Counties
          • A comprehensive grief counseling program, including specialized care for children and teens


Keywords: Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care, Colorado Springs , Social Worker, Healthcare , Colorado Springs, Colorado

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