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New! Luminis Health Gilchrist Lifecare Institute - Clinical Social Worker opportunities!

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Job # SMM-33748 Category Nursing (RN's) Location Lanham-Seabrook, Maryland; Posted date Mar. 04, 2024


Master’s degree in Social Work from a university accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

• Licensed in the State of Maryland as a Licensed Certified Social Worker – LCSW or Clinical (LCSW-C).
• Certified or eligible for certification as a supervisor under Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners criteria.

Two years of social work experience in a health care setting

• Interpersonal skills necessary to effectively engage patients and families in a constructive therapeutic relationship and to effectively collaborate with colleagues.
• Analytical skills necessary to assess client needs, to establish a plan of care and to effect appropriate interventions.
• Time management skills and discipline required to efficiently and effectively provide social work case management services.
• Ability to read and write the English language in order to complete required professional documentation and correspondence.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
• Interviews hospice patients and their family members to obtain a psychosocial assessment relevant to the terminal illness, assesses family members regarding risk for complicated grief and intervenes as appropriate.
• Develops a plan of care appropriate to identified problems and coordinates with the interdisciplinary team members to implement the plan of care. Attends interdisciplinary group meetings

• Provides complex social work services including individual, family and group modalities and other recognized psychosocial therapies in assisting hospice patients and family members in adjustment to illness.

• Provides interpretation of the patient’s and family member’s behavior, related to illness and psychosocial factors, for patient, family members and staff in order to help understand behavioral changes. Offers suggestions for modifying behavior as needed.

• Assesses patient and family’s initial plan for location of care, facilitates alternative planning and links with appropriate community and financial resources to support care giving plan.

• Provides an advocacy role for patients and their family members to help communicate their concerns through the medical model.

• Maintains records on social work and bereavement risk assessments, problems, plans, progress and termination in the hospice records according to the program policy.

• Provides educational in-services on the psychosocial needs of the hospice patient/family to the hospice staff and other agencies as needed and as requested and participates in the orientation and training of volunteers and provides support to volunteers as appropriate.

Luminis Health and Gilchrist is providing hospital-based palliative services at Anne Arundel Medical Center and now Doctors Community Medical Center. The joint venture formed Luminis Health Gilchrist Lifecare Institute takes partnership to the next level with hospice, as well as at-home and facility-based geriatric services — providing an integrative continuum of care for the elderly across multiple settings.  

 This joint venture is part of Luminis Health’s Vision 2030 strategic plan and mission to enhance the health of the people and communities they serve. We are excited about this alignment to extend care beyond the hospital walls into the communities and homes of our most vulnerable. 

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