Weekend Liaison Social Worker

Location: Cleveland, OH

General Responsibility:  Provide medical, psychosocial treatment and care services to terminally ill persons and their families in collaboration with the liaison and transdisciplinary team in a variety of hospital settings.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist in hospital openings, as necessary and provide support to patients and families during remainder of hospital stay
  • Complete a psychosocial assessment when need indicated by team
  • Oversee and follow patients/families opened and remaining in the hospital until time of discharge.  Coordinate plan of care with the liaison team nurse.
  • Participate in the discharge planning process and coordinate care with hospital staff.  Assist patients/families in planning for safe and appropriate         discharge.
  • Assist team with coordination of the Plan of Care which includes all disciplines including volunteer staff
  • Maintain, establish and enhance referral relationships within the hospital
  • Gather information regarding patients referred to hospice and report information to the referral office
  • Participate in Hospice of the Western Reserve liaison team conferences weekly.   May participate in hospital team conferences and/or family meetings
  • Serve as a clinical resource to hospital personnel
  • Communicate patient information to hospice team receiving the patient at time of discharge from the hospital
  • Communicate with the hospital social worker regarding change of status of the patient after discharge, i.e. re-admission to hospital, hold, death
  • If patient has been involved with home care, refer to transition guidelines
  • Complete annual competency requirements
  • Make referrals to appropriate community agencies and maintain updated knowledge of community resources
  • Masters prepared social worker
  • Experience in counseling or related work with individual families or group
  • Knowledge of community resources
  • Experience preferred in hospice, home care and hospital

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About Hospice of the Western Reserve

Hospice of the Western Reserve provides palliative end-of-life care, caregiver support, and bereavement services throughout Northern Ohio. In celebration of the individual worth of each life, we strive to relieve suffering, enhance comfort, promote quality of life, foster choice in end-of-life care and support effective grieving.

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Northern Ohio's Hospice of Choice

More than 1,000 Hospice of the Western Reserve employees and 3,000 volunteers live and work side-by-side in the same neighborhoods with our patients and families. We are privileged to have cared for more than 100,000 Northern Ohioans since our inception.