Hospice Social Worker Resume Samples

The Hospice Social Worker will assist those patients who are facing serious illness or terminal conditions. The most common work activities depicted on the Hospice Social Worker Resume list the following – providing healthcare to patients, helping patients in doing their daily tasks, counseling patients and their families to adjust to the diagnoses; conducting assessment of the patient upon admission, crisis intervention, arranging funeral services, and providing social services including individual counseling.

Those interested in this line of career must depict on the resume the following skills – skillful in providing hospice social service, knowledge of working with a diverse array of ethnic backgrounds, experience in health care delivery system and ability to work in MS Office environment. Employers expect at least a bachelor’s degree in social work, sociology or psychology. However, a master’s degree will be advantageous.

Hospice Social Worker Resume example

Hospice Social Worker Resume

Summary : Professional working as a Hospice Social Worker. This position enables to provide support to patients and families during a very critical time of their life. This opportunity allowing to work with an interdisciplinary team, residents, families, along with providing pet therapy.

Skills : Microsoft Office Suite, Internet, HTML, SPSS, Fluent In Conversational Vietnamese.

Description :

    1. Develop plan of care in coordination with an interdisciplinary team and provides social services for the patients and families.
    2. Provide care to patients in the neonate, infant, child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric age groups.
    3. Initiate referrals to other collaborating agencies tailored to the patients'/families' needs.
    4. Facilitate individual counseling for patient and family members and group counseling for the community.
    5. Participate and assist in the coordination of volunteers specifically to patients'/families' needs.
    6. Provide support for patients and family members; taking on the role of an advocate.
    7. Provide a vast range of supportive professional social work services and interventions to assigned patients.
    8. Provide social work support to patients requiring skilled nursing care to remain in the home as long as possible.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
MSW


Hospice Social Worker I Resume

Objective : Licensed Hospice Social Worker with 5+ years of professional working experience with diverse populations in educational, legal and medical settings. Accomplished both quantitative and qualitative measures while serving in the lives of others via hospice, medical and victim advocacy as well as in child welfare, sexual assault/domestic violence, and human/women's rights.

Skills : Healthcare, Social Worker, MS Office.

Description :

    1. Provides Counseling/ Crisis Intervention/Community Resources & Referrals/Bereavement/SNF Placements.
    2. Provides supportive counseling related to end of life issues to patients and family members to ensure dignity and quality of life during the patient's sacred final stage of their life.
    3. Performs comprehensive initial psychosocial evaluation for patients.
    4. Assesses the relationship of the patient's medical and nursing requirements to the patient's home situation, financial resources, and the availability of community resources.
    5. Completes risk assessments for complicated grieving for hospice patients' family members.
    6. Completes and regularly updates the plan of care for hospice patients.
    7. Makes referrals for needed community resources linkage for patients.
    8. Provides counseling, support, and education to patients and patients' social support systems.
Years of Experience
Experience
0-2 Years
Experience Level
Level
Entry Level
Education
Education
Diploma


Jr. Hospice Social Worker Resume

Objective : Passionate Social Work Professional with over 5 years of experience in providing assistance to patients and families. From small hospice providers to large treatment facilities.

Skills : MS Office Suite, Team Player, Excellent Communication Skills.

Description :

    1. Devise and implement the social work care plan.
    2. Assist patients and families with linkage to community resources.
    3. Provide counseling to patients and families regarding emotional, social, and bereavement issues.
    4. Assist with discharge planning when needed, and participate in interdisciplinary team meetings.
    5. Participate in the preparation, evaluation, and execution of the interdisciplinary plan of care to assure that the highest quality of care is given to those served.
    6. Conduct admission assessment and provided transitioning care to end-of-life or terminally ill clients as well as assisted family or caregiver with issues regarding illness, and grief.
    7. Provide individual and family counseling to help clients and families cope with a terminal illness, end-of-life decisions and/or resolving relationship issues.
    8. Provide emotional support and bereavement counseling after the loss of loved ones.
    9. Work under the direction of the Clinical Director and Social Work Supervisor.
    10. Meet with the patient and family after admission to complete a psychosocial assessment.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
MSW

Hospice Social Worker-Temp Resume

Objective : 4 years experience practicing case management, short term counseling, and long term counseling for individuals, families, LGBTQ+ populations, veterans, youth and teens, HIV infected/affected, those experiencing death, loss, and grief, anxiety, depression, and more.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Leadership Skills, Team Building.

Description :

    1. Manage a caseload of up to ten patients and their families, providing case management and individual and family counseling for patients with terminal diagnoses.
    2. Completes psychosocial assessments for patients upon admission to determine mental health needs, sources of family and community support, and pertinent resource referrals.
    3. Collaborate with an interdisciplinary team of the team doctor, case managers, nurses, and chaplains to create a care plan for patients and families based on initial assessments.
    4. Provide individual and family counseling in the home or nursing facility, including psychoeducation on illness and the dying process.
    5. Deliver case management services including but not limited to connecting patients and families with resources, navigating eligibility for state and federal benefits.
    6. Assess patients for pain, distress, and cognitive decline, documenting observations and communicating relevant findings with the interdisciplinary teams.
    7. Approach clinical work from a stance of client-centered care, encouraging self-advocacy and emphasizing self- determination in location, quantity, and type of care provided.
    8. Co-facilitate monthly bereavement support groups for children who have experienced loss.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
MA

Lead Hospice Social Worker Resume

Objective : Hospice Social Worker with 2 years of experience as a is seeking to establish a long-term position utilizing my personal drive and ambition to succeed in a long-term career.

Skills : Microsoft Office Suite, Internet, HTML, SPSS, Fluent in Vietnamese.

Description :

    1. Traveling within seven surrounding Georgia counties addressing needs(s) of hospice patients and their families.
    2. Instructing families on available medical resources and state programs that may meet the family's needs.
    3. Providing social and emotional support to patients and their families within multiple settings (nursing homes, hospitals, long term care facilities, and the in-home environment).
    4. Educating individuals about hospice policies, medical policies, the dying processes and how it impacts the entire family socio-emotional economic health.
    5. Participated in weekly reviewing patient treatment files for modifications that address the changing requirements of each patient's medical needs.
    6. Creating an on-call schedule for social workers and chaplains and participate in memorial services Outreach and customer service.
    7. Providing psychosocial support and resources to terminally ill patients and their families to ensure safety, comfort, and dignity at end of life.
Years of Experience
Experience
0-2 Years
Experience Level
Level
Entry Level
Education
Education
MA

Associate Hospice Social Worker Resume

Summary : Seeking to obtain a position that will provide an opportunity to utilizing strong communication, organization, leadership and professional social work skills while participating in the delivery of quality services to members of the community.

Skills : Healthcare, Team Management, Leadership, Communication Skills.

Description :

    1. Provide psycho-social assessment and intake with newly admitted hospice patients in an effort to identify social, emotional and spiritual capacity to cope with problems.
    2. Assist members in understanding significant psycho-social, emotional and spiritual factors and how they may impact the individual plan care.
    3. Utilize knowledge of systems, resources and services available to eligible hospice patients as needed throughout the dying process to ensure optimal comfort and safety at end-of-life.
    4. Provide education and psycho-social support around the dying process and assist with final planning as related to patient and family needs.
    5. Provide assistance and education around the completion of advance directives including, but not limited to, the DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) order.
    6. Prepare clinical documentation in accordance to the regulation in a timely manner.
    7. Assist in the coordination of discharge planning when a patient is discharged from hospice services, and transferred to another provider or engaging in revocation of services.
    8. Research and develop volunteer programming in accordance with Medicare contract requirements, including policies for the recruitment, training, and retention of volunteers.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
MSW

Assistant Hospice Social Worker Resume

Objective : Having a vast array of experience in long term care, short term rehabilitation, behavioral interventions, discharge planning, provider relations/marketing and hospice care, with demonstrated ability to work on a multidisciplinary.

Skills : Excellent Problem Solver, Self Starter, Microsoft Office Proficiency.

Description :

    1. Provide supportive counseling, anticipatory grief counseling to patients with life-limiting illness and their families.
    2. Link with community resources to assist in enhancing the quality of their life and caregiver needs.
    3. Participate in on-call to assure 24-hour care for our patients to include admissions and post bereavement/death visits.
    4. Perform regular visits for assessment, monitoring progress, end of life planning, and psychosocial support/pre-death counseling for patients and families.
    5. Provide end of life supportive counseling to patients and families.
    6. Create an on-call schedule for social workers and chaplains Outreach and customer service to ensure the quality of care.
    7. Research and develop volunteer programming in accordance with Medicare contract requirements, including policies for the recruitment, training, and retention of volunteers.
Years of Experience
Experience
0-2 Years
Experience Level
Level
Entry Level
Education
Education
BSW

Hospice Social Worker-Clinical Resume

Objective : Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LGSW) 3+ years of experience with direct client care and therapy in community, home, and hospital settings. Significant experience providing support, crisis intervention and counseling with individuals and families facing life crises, dealing with health and mental illness, and coping with various forms trauma.

Skills : Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Public Speaking, Organizational Trainings.

Description :

    1. Met with 3-5 patients per day attending to the needs of a total caseload ranging from 35-50.
    2. Patients' needs often ranged from on-site crisis/brief therapy, family bereavement support and therapy.
    3. Assisted with and discussed funeral planning, financial assistance, power of attorney as well as last will and testament.
    4. Attended bi-weekly interdisciplinary meetings discussing the psycho-social needs of each patient and family, as needed.
    5. Provided staff training regarding HIPAA compliance, Vulnerable Adult and necessary reporting and hazardous materials handling.
    6. Helped to maintain company image by working directly with facilities that often housed patients and thereby elicited patient referrals.
    7. Performed regular visits for assessment, monitoring progress, end of life planning, and psychosocial support/pre-death counseling for patients and families.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
MSW

Hospice Social Worker II Resume

Headline : Seeking to provide psychosocial and therapeutic support, using Spanish-language skills in order to serve a marginalized population.

Skills : Excellent Communication, Team Management, Proficient in MS Office Suite.

Description :

    1. Evaluate the needs of the patient and their caregiver by providing caring, compassionate, objective and nonjudgmental advocacy for the patient and families.
    2. Manage volunteer program, to meet Medicaid requirements.
    3. Address and discuss the end of life issues with the patient and their family, which may include Living Wills, DNR, and Durable Power of Attorney for health care and finances.
    4. Assist the patient and family with coping and understanding the patient's terminal diagnosis by providing supportive listening, emotional support, and on-going education.
    5. Provide crisis intervention to avoid patients being hospitalized and/or revoking from hospice by adhering to the patient's right to treatment.
    6. Act as a liaison with community agencies, nursing homes, group homes, and assisted living facilities in order to coordinate the patient's hospice care and treatment.
    7. Assist the patient and family with financial issues, including Medicaid application; meals on wheels program; veteran's aid and attendance.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
BA

Executive Hospice Social Worker Resume

Objective : A motivated, intelligent, dedicated individual looking for an opportunity to work with area clients as they adjust to changes in their lives. Brings maturity, knowledge, and ability to quickly build rapport to augment the therapeutic relationship, the vital element to ensure the success of interventions.

Skills : Organized, Conflict Resolution, Articulate Communicator, Leadership Ability, Organization, Research, and Analysis.

Description :

    1. Assists patients and families in making health care decisions based on personal goals of care.
    2. Ensures the patient's end-of-life wishes are documented and known by assisting with advance directives, do not resuscitate (DNR) orders, or POLST forms.
    3. Contacts local agencies and/or community resources that may be of help to patients and families.
    4. Identifies the emotional and spiritual needs of the patient and their loved ones and finding appropriate support as needed.
    5. Assesses patient/family social and emotional factors in order to estimate their potential to cope with terminal illness and death.
    6. Provides assistance with insurance, hospice, and Medicaid/Medicare paperwork. 
    7. Assists patient/family in utilizing community resources.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
MSW

Licensed Hospice Social Worker Resume

Headline : LSW with 6 years of experience in medical, mental health and case management, health care inpatient hospital and psychiatric settings, and outpatient, who developed a successful, profitable operation within six months of service delivery; school social worker, and hospice and home health experience with diverse populations.

Skills : Problem Solving, Communication Skills, Leadership Skills.

Description :

    1. Assess patient and family social, spiritual and emotional factors in order to estimate their potential to cope with terminal illness and death.
    2. Regularly assess for pre-bereavement and anticipatory grief needs resulting in reduced anxiety for the patient and their families.
    3. Assess patient/family financial and insurance preparedness and supply appropriate referrals as indicated.
    4. Identify and address comfort care needs with the hospice team, resulting in the best quality of life for the patient.
    5. Consistently maintain the dignity of the patient while providing the uniquely identified cultural and spiritual support for the patient and their family.
    6. Participate in interdisciplinary case review to establish, review and revise the plan of care for each patient, addressing all concerns and share professional support.
    7. Provide excellent liaison skills between hospice staff, the patient and their families.
    8. Able to accomplish helping patients with terminal illnesses and their families through the hospice process.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Entry Level
Education
Education
MSW

Hospice Social Worker III Resume

Objective : An accomplished as a community outreach worker who fosters collaborative relationships with community-based organizations and churches in order to effectively address the emotional, spiritual and material needs of others.

Skills : Community Social Work, Geriatric Social Work, Program Development.

Description :

    1. Provided terminally ill patients and their loved ones with an understanding of hospice services.
    2. Fostered an atmosphere of trust and support by building rapport with the patient and their family members.
    3. Conducted a psychosocial assessment of the patient and family in order to contribute to the patient's plan of care.
    4. Offered emotional and spiritual care to individuals and families through a life review, grief support, active listening, being present and prayer.
    5. Aided families in accessing and utilizing available community resources by making referrals for financial assistance, social security, Medicare/Medicaid.
    6. Provided information regarding living wills, advance directives, and powers of attorney.
    7. Contributed to the successful workings of the hospice interdisciplinary team through thorough documentation and effective verbal communication at all meetings.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
MSW

Principal Hospice Social Worker Resume

Summary : Over 13 years of experience in providing professional social work in-home care, hospice, inpatient, and community settings.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Excellent Communication, Team Building.

Description :

    1. Conducted psychosocial assessments of patients and families.
    2. Provided individual counseling, group work, family meetings, and crisis intervention to patients and their support.
    3. Developed a brochure for families to prepare them with a step by step process to prepare for member passing - End of Life Practical Check List.
    4. Conducted in-service to staff regarding Strategies and Professional Response to Managing Difficult Behaviors.
    5. Facilitated of patient/family understanding of and adjustment to the demands and challenges of terminal illness, dying, death, and grief via ongoing assessment and interventions.
    6. Participated in the review and development of the patient/family care plan with the Interdisciplinary team.
    7. Ensured social work services are provided in accordance with the patient/family care plan.
    8. Established necessary service provider linkage with allied health, social service agencies, and institutions on behalf of hospice patients/families.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
MSW

Assistant Hospice Social Worker Resume

Objective : Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 3 years of post-graduate experience and advanced training in the assessment, evaluation, and treatment of the psychosocial factors of the children/adolescent and adult/geriatric populations. A previous business owner with experience in management, recruiting, marketing, sales, training and contract negotiations of a physician, CRNA and allied health professionals.

Skills : Excellent Skills in Biopsychosocial Assessments, Proficient in MS Office.

Description :

    1. Completes psychosocial assessments for hospice families, identifying resources and needs, considering the cultural context of the family.
    2. Provides counseling to patients and families regarding crisis intervention, conflict resolution, and adjustment to illness, disability or loss.
    3. Collaborates and communicates with an interdisciplinary team in evaluating and identifying resources and immediate social, economic, and emotional needs.
    4. Follows patients and their families during the dying process providing support, education, and encouragement.
    5. Assists patients/families in obtaining advance directives and funeral homes in a timely manner.
    6. Ascertains third party and financial resources and providing a referral to community and state resources as needed.
    7. Maintains current, accurate patient records in accordance with established protocols.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Diploma

Hospice Social Worker Resume

Headline : A trained professional with both clinical and management abilities, excellent leadership and problem-solving skills. Experienced in the promotion and building of community support and relationships. Self-motivated, goal-oriented and excited to face new challenges and learning opportunities.

Skills : Bilingual Spanish Speaker, Proficient Computer Skills In Awards, Crimes, Allscripts And Microsoft. Excellent Writing, Communication, And Interpersonal Skills.

Description :

    1. Collaborated with a multidisciplinary team to ensure quality healthcare services are delivered to individuals experiencing the end of life processes.
    2. Provided psychosocial assessments, supportive end of life counseling, and discharge planning.
    3. Ensured that all patients experienced optimal support from informal and formal agents in order to fulfill human connectedness and peace of mind.
    4. Completed entitlement applications such as Medicaid/Medicare for individuals experiencing complicated health limitations.
    5. Coordinated home base services such as HHA's, CNA's and medical equipment to patients who preferred to experience, end of life care in the quality of their own homes.
    6. Assisted patients and caregivers to plan for advance directives and funeral arrangements.
    7. Organized hospice home visits to ensure that all patients are conceptualizing end of life processes in a healthy and positive environment.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
MSW