Hospice Medical Social Worker (LMSW)



Virginia Beach, VA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Hospice Medical Social Worker (LMSW)

Location US-VA-Virginia Beach
ID 2024-3767
Nursing & Clinical
Position Type


HarmonyCares is one of the nation’s largest home-based primary care practices. HarmonyCares is a family of companies all dedicated to providing high-quality, coordinated health care in the home. This includes HarmonyCares, HarmonyCares Medical Group, HarmonyCares Home Health and HarmonyCares Hospice.

Our Mission – To bring personalized, quality-based healthcare to the home of patients who have difficult accessing care.

Our Shared Vision – Every patient deserves access to quality healthcare.

Our Values – The way we care is our legacy. Every interaction counts. Go the extra mile. Empower and support each other.

Why You Should Want to Work with Us

  • Bonus potential of $2000+ per quarter!
  • Health, Dental, Vision, Disability & Life Insurance, and much more
  • 401K Retirement Plan (with company match)
  • Tuition, Professional License and Certification Reimbursement
  • Paid Time Off, Holidays and Volunteer Time
  • Paid Orientation and Training
  • Home Hospice locations in 7 states
  • Great Place to Work Certified


The Medical Social Worker (MSW) is a qualified professional who, in accordance with the plan of treatment, assists the physician and other team members in understanding the significant social and emotional factors related to the health problems.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide social casework as an entity, where appropriate, to individuals and families receiving nursing or other services from the Agency
  • Assess, when appropriate, a family's financial situation taking into consideration the patient's prognosis and medical needs, and referring to an Agency for financial assistance if indicated, interpreting the medical situation to the referring Agency and generally facilitating the process of referral
  • Respond to referrals for casework by Agency staff or professionals from outside the Agency providing service as appropriate
  • Participate in Agency IDG team conferences identifying social problems, their severity, and their inter-relatedness to the medical situation, as well as assessing a family's strengths and weaknesses and discussing alternate methods of alleviating the situation
  • Refer patients and families to community agencies with appropriate follow-up
  • Participate in case conferences with other agencies
  • Interpret social resources to staff and health services to special agencies
  • Be responsible to ensure the use of the 4Ms (What Matters to the patient, Medications, Mentation, and Mobility) and provide Age-Friendly Care


Required Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Master's degree (MSW) from a school of Social Work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education
  • Has a current Social Worker License in the state of practice in accordance with state licensure requirements
  • Must maintain a valid driver’s license and good driving record
  • Proficiency in clinical skills
  • Be available at all times during agency operating hours or as needed
  • The ability to make sound professional clinical judgment
  • The ability to assess and document patient needs and formulate individualized patient care plans to meet those needs
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in personal computer use including email, clinical, word processing, and spreadsheet software

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Advanced Palliative Hospice Social Worker Certification-APHSW-C, through Social Work and Palliative Care Network.
  • Two years’ experience within hospice
  • Certified in Volunteer Administration (CVA), through Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration
  • EMR experience

Pay Transparency

Individual compensation packages are based on various factors unique to each candidate, including skill set, experience, qualifications, and other job-related considerations.


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