Regional Hospice and Palliative Care is recruiting for a Full-Time Medical Social Worker to provide psycho-social support for patients and families on our hospice and palliative home care programs.
The Social Worker prepares social histories, contributes to the development of the plan of care, makes referrals, aids in the referral process to other agencies, and offers consultation to the agency.
Candidates must be comfortable working with individuals with advance illness and end of life, including both adult and pediatric patients, and their families.
All Employees, including per diem and part time are eligible to contribute to the Regional Hospice 401K plan with generous employer match.
Since 1983, Regional Hospice and Palliative Care has been dedicated to its mission of providing care, comfort and compassion to those facing advanced illness in Fairfield, New Haven and Litchfield Counties. Our agency provides patients and their families with multi-disciplinary care, pain management, spiritual and emotional support, and volunteer programs for dignity and optimum quality of life during end-of-life care, regardless of their ability to pay.
With the 2015 opening of the Center for Comfort Care and Healing, our patients and their families now also have the option of utilizing these comprehensive, interdisciplinary services in our beautiful, state-of-the-art new Center, a specialty hospital for palliative and end-of-life care. We have the first Center of its kind in the state of Connecticut, and are at the forefront of end-of-life care in the state. While providing patients with the highest quality care 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, we have witnessed families utilizing all of the amenities of our hospice home, spending time with the patient and each other in our welcoming family kitchen, our comfortable living rooms, and our beautiful gardens.
Regional Hospice is the only hospice organization in the state of Connecticut and one of 140 nationwide (out of 5,300 eligible hospices) to be selected by the US Department of Health and Human Services to participate in the Medicare Care Choices Model. This model tests the effectiveness of giving patients the option to concurrently receive curative treatment and hospice care in hopes of improving quality of life at the end of life. The results of this five-year research study will shape the future of hospice care in this country, hopefully enabling more people to access comfort measures sooner.