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Medical Social Worker MSW Mercy Health Hospice of the Valley

Requisition R099798 Market Youngstown, Ohio Department Hospice Care - Hospice of the Valley - Outpatient Shift Days Schedule Full-time

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The medical social worker contracted or employed through the organization is responsible for the implementation of standards of care for medical social work services and for adherence to all conditions in the Service or Employment Agreement.


Assesses the psychosocial status of patients/families/caregivers related to the patient's terminal illness and environment.  Provides an assessment in the patient's identified residence and assistance when this is not safe and another plan is required.

Assesses patient potential risk of suicide and/or potential for abuse or neglect.

Evaluate the need for future planning and assess ability of patient/family/caregiver to accept change in level of case.

Completes psychosocial assessments and develops interventions based on evaluation findings and needs. Provides direction, guidance and supportive counseling to patients and families to assist in coping with terminal illness.

Maintains clinical records on all patients referred to social work.

Provides information to patients/families/caregivers and community agencies.

Serves as liaison between patients/families/caregivers and community agencies.

Maintains collaborative relationships with organization personnel to support patient care.

Maintains and develops contacts with public and private agencies as resources for patient and personnel.

Participates in the development of the plan of care and attends case conferences weekly.

Assists physician and other team members in understanding significant social and emotion­al factors related to health problems and death/dying issues.

Participates in discharge planning when needed.  Assists patient/family/caregiver with advanced care planning, funeral arrangements and any other identified psychosocial needs.

Maintain caseload standards and productivity goals set forth by Manager of Psychosocial Services.

Provide patient and family centered care that remains in compliance with standards/requirements set forth by CMS and NHPCO, accrediting body and Agency policies and procedures.

Participates in in-service programs.

Other duties as delegated by the Manager of Psychosocial Services.

Participates in bereavement group and support meetings as needed.


  • Is a graduate of a Bachelor program in social work accredited by the Council on Social Work education.
  • A minimum of one year's experience in health care, hospice or home health experience preferred.  Understands hospice philosophy, and issues of death/dying.
  • Has a valid driver’s license and is insured in accordance with state and/or organizational requirements.
  • Licensed as required by State.
  • Is flexible and cooperative in fulfilling role obligation and has ability to work within an interdisciplinary team.
  • Has thorough knowledge of local and state human services agencies.

Mercy Health is an equal opportunity employer.

We’ll also reward your hard work with:

  • Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Life insurance w/AD&D
  • An employer-matched 403(b) for those who qualify.
  • Paid time off
  • Educational Assistance
  • And much more

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Hospice Care - Hospice of the Valley - Outpatient

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you’d like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for  Mercy Health – Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours – Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, please email If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at

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