Casa de la Luz Hospice

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Medical Social Worker-Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Medical Social Worker-Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

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Social Services
Regular Full-Time 40
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Casa de la Luz Hospice is looking for an Experienced Licensed Clinical Medical Social Worker to Join our Team!


Excellent Full Time Benefits!



About Casa de la Luz Hospice:


Lynette Jaramillo and Agnes C. Poore formed Casa de la Luz Hospice, LLC, in 1998 to provide sensitivity, care and support for patients and their loved ones in the final phase of life. They wanted to reach far beyond the usual and customary hospice service in Tucson. They built a team of individuals who are committed to guiding patients and their loved ones through the end of life journey with knowledge, compassion, and the highest ethical standards. Casa de la Luz's mission and core values are in the heart of each of its employees. In order to continuously fulfill our mission we seek to recruit caring and compassionate individuals.


By joining the Casa de la Luz family you will have the opportunity to make a great contribution to the hospice community, and you will find your employment at Casa de la Luz Hospice to be a rewarding experience. Lynette and Agnes continue to lead the company's mission with a hands-on approach to the company's daily operations. Casa de la Luz Hospice has established an outstanding reputation for compassionate and superior care. Credit for this reputation goes to each individual in the organization. Casa has also been voted as Tucson's Best Place to Work on more than one occasion due to our commitment to our employees. Today, Casa de la Luz Hospice is the largest and one of the most trusted and respected hospices in Southern Arizona. We seek unique talent and energies to contribute to our culture of superior care.


Position Summary:


The licensed clinical medical social worker is responsible for the implementation of standards of care for medical social work services; providing medical social work services to home bound or facility patients and their family members. Responsibilities will include psychosocial assessment, counseling, education and community resource assessments and coordination; referrals, assisting with final arrangements, as well as long-term care planning.



The Licensed Clinical Medical Social Worker (LCMSW):

  1. Assesses the psychosocial status of patients/families/caregivers related to the patient's terminal illness and environment. Provides an assessment in the patient's identified residence and assistance when this is not safe and another plan is required.
  2. Carries out social evaluations and plans intervention based on evaluation findings. Counsels patient/family/caregivers as needed in relationship to stress, and other identified coping difficulties.
  3. Completes, maintains and submits accurate and relevant electronic clinical notes at point of service, on all patients referred to social work.
  4. Provides information and referral services for organization patients/families/caregivers regarding practical and environmental needs.
  5. Serves as liaison between patients/families/caregivers and community agencies.
  6. Maintains collaborative relationships with organization personnel to support patient care.
  7. Participates in the development of the Plan of Care and attends IDT meetings and case conferences as assigned.
  8. Assists physician and other team members in understanding significant social and emotional factors related to health problems and death/dying issues.
  9. Participates in discharge planning when needed.  Assists patient/family/caregiver with securing durable power of attorney and with funeral arrangements, as needed.
  10. Participates in after hours social work on-call rotation as scheduled; includes home and facility visits as needed.
  11. Adheres to Casa's Mission, Core Values and Job Non-negotiables.


  1. Must be a graduate of a Master's program in social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
  2. Must be a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
  3. Minimum of one year's experience in healthcare; hospice and/or home health experience preferred.
  4. Must understand hospice philosophy and issues of death/dying.
  5. Must have strong professional communication skills (verbal and written).
  6. Excellent organization and follow-through skills. Must be detail oriented.
  7. Proficient computer skills and experience with electronic medical records.