Hospice Medical Social Worker

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Samaritan Albany General Hospital
Req #: 43975
Albany, OR
Casual - Day
AGH Hospice Outpatient
Remote Status: Yes
Salary Range: $32.27 - $47.39
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** Proof of current Covid vaccination required **
    • Provides social work services including psychosocial assessments, brief patient/family counseling, support, resources and education intervention to meet the standards of the patient/family and ensure continuity of care.
    • The Hospice teams at Samaritan Health Services support patients and family members through the final stages of their illness. Evergreen Hospice serves patients in Corvallis, Albany, Lebanon and the surrounding areas. These services are offered in the home setting which may include the patient’s own residence, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities and adult foster homes. Services offered include intermittent skilled nursing visits (24-hour on-call nursing services available), pain and symptom management, medical social services, counseling, spiritual support, hospice aides, trained hospice volunteers and bereavement support. Medications and equipment are included as appropriate.
    • Oregon LMSW (Masters-level Social Worker) or CSWA (Clinical Social Work Associate) licensure required.
    • Healthcare Provider Level BLS required.
    • Must be able to pass Criminal Records Check upon hire and every three (3) years thereafter.
    • This position requires the use of the employee's personal automobile. Employee must have a valid driver's license and auto liability/property damage insurance as required by law and must maintain their vehicle in good working order.
    • Oregon LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) preferred.
    • Experience as a social worker in a hospital or medical setting preferred.
    • COVID Vaccination required.
    • Community relations: Ability to communicate to people internal and external to the organization and to represent the organization to customers, the public, government agencies, and other external sources.
    • Compliance: Ability to evaluate information to determine compliance with laws, regulations, or standards. Use knowledge and judgment skills to determine whether events or processes comply.
    • Medical Terminology: Knowledge of medical records, procedures and terminology. Ability to read, interpret, and apply policies, procedures, laws and regulations.
    • Psychology: Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders in collaboration with the MD.
    • Problem Solving: Ability to identify complex problems, review related information, employ creativity and alternative thinking to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions in collaboration with the health care team and the patient/family group.
    • Social Perceptiveness: Ability to work with a diverse population from pediatrics to geriatrics. Basic understanding of age-related differences in caring for and communicating with patients and caregivers. Possess personal sensitivity to the needs and experiences of others and a non-judgmental attitude towards persons of differing standards, values, lifestyles, and ages.
    • Rarely
      (1 - 10% of the time)

      (11 - 33% of the time)

      (34 - 66% of the time)

      (67 – 100% of the time)




      LIFT (Floor to Waist: 0"-36") 40 - 60 Lbs

      LIFT (Waist to Eye: up to 54") 40 - 60 Lbs

      LIFT (Overhead: 54" and above) 20 - 40 Lbs

      CARRY 1-handed, 40 - 60 pounds

      CARRY 2-handed, 20 - 40 pounds

      CRAWL (hands & knees)

      PUSH (20 - 40 pounds force)

      PULL (20 - 40 pounds force)

      PULL (40 - 60 pounds force)


      LIFT (Floor to Waist: 0"-36") 20 - 40 Lbs

      LIFT (Knee to chest: 24"-54") 40 - 60 Lbs

      LIFT (Waist to Eye: up to 54") 20 - 40 Lbs

      CARRY 1-handed, 20 - 40 pounds

      SQUAT Static (hold >30 sec)

      SQUAT Repetitive

      KNEEL (on knees)

      ROTATE TRUNK Standing

      REACH - Upward

      PINCH Fingers

      GRASP Hand/Fist

      PUSH (0-20 pounds force)

      PULL (0-20 pounds force)



      LIFT (Floor to Waist: 0"-36") 0 - 20 Lbs

      LIFT (Knee to chest: 24"-54") 0 - 20 Lbs

      LIFT (Knee to chest: 24"-54") 20 - 40 Lbs

      LIFT (Waist to Eye: up to 54") 0 - 20 Lbs

      LIFT (Overhead: 54" and above) 0 - 20 Lbs

      BEND FORWARD at waist

      ROTATE TRUNK Sitting


      REACH - Forward

      MANUAL DEXTERITY Hands/wrists


      CARRY 1-handed, 0 - 20 pounds

      CARRY 2-handed, 0 - 20 pounds


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