Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center

Social Worker - Hospice - Part Time - Day Shift

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Hours (Work Schedule)
8:30am-4:30pm Monday – Friday


  • The Hospice Social Worker assesses the needs of & provides assistance to patients, residents & their significant others coping with a terminal illness. Works with the interdisciplinary team to prepare a plan of care. Prepares & updates social work case records documenting assessments, problems, therapies & progress. Directs patients to appropriate community resources; provides bereavement services, including groups. One day a week (Thursdays) the hours are from 12:30-8:30pm. 


    • Provision of direct social work service
      • Interviews patients/significant others to obtain psycho-social assessment
      • Maintains social work narratives including nature of problem, intervention & progress.
      • Makes home visits to provide support, social work services, bereavement counseling.
      • Attends weekly team meetings to share, review & revise patient/family interdisciplinary plan of care.
      • Documentation to be completed within a week of service.
      • Communicates effectively with other interdisciplinary team members
      • Obtains necessary medical, nursing & other staff insights from appropriate hospice personnel &/or medical records to assist in meeting & determining patient’s needs
      • Communicates with other team members exchanging information re: social, emotional & environmental problems which may affect patients’ response to treatment.
    • Provides concrete social work service
      • Provides advice & guidance to patients to resolve social, emotional & long range financial problems associated with terminal illness, disability, family conflict, etc
      • Directs patients to designated community services for financial assistance, long term family counseling & so forth
    • Accepts responsibility for own continuing education
      • Attends at least 5-6 in-service & community education offerings annually.
      • Maintains current knowledge of social work & hospice trends by reading appropriate journals & utilizing other resources.
      • Willingly precepts students & participates in new employee orientation.
      • Participates in community & volunteer education programs
      • Must attend volunteer training program .
    • Bereavement Services
      • Plans, implements & supervises bereavement for assigned hospice families.
      • Assists the Director of Pastoral care with Memorial Services.


  • Master’s degree in Social Work
  • Current New York state license to practice Social Work
  • Prior experience in Community Health/Hospice
  • Knowledgeable re: federal, state & local regulations
  • Discharge planning experience
  • Ability to work with others to coordinate care
  • Ability to provide own transportation, must possess a New York State Driver’s license.
  • Ability to read understand & interpret map


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