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Posted: August 25 2016
Company Location: Carlinville, IL
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 15 Part-time, Unpaid
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DescriptionCeltic Healthcare offers home health and hospice services to patients throughout Northern/Central Illinois. The hospice team is offering an internship position to a social work major with an interest in medical social work. Within the healthcare setting, the social worker is a vital member of the interdisciplinary team. The social worker is responsible for assisting patients and families with the non-medical issues that arise during care, including insurance questions, financial issues, coordinating caregivers and support, interpersonal and family dynamic issues, and many more.
A social work intern will shadow and support our MSWs by visiting patients, attending interdisciplinary meetings, and attending networking events. Interns will work with members of Celtic's interdisciplinary team, including the medical director/MD, RN case managers, home health aides, chaplains, and volunteers.
ResponsibilitiesIndividual responsibilities will vary based on experience, coursework completed, and interests of applicant.
Responsibilities can include, but are not limited to, meeting with patients and families face-to-face, phone calls, ride alongs with various interdisciplinary team members, office/clerical support, bereavement support, attending wakes/funeral services, etc.
RequirementsMust have access to reliable transportation.
All applicants must be able to pass a background check, fingerprinting, and drug screen.
Hospice and HIPAA training will be provided - no prior hospice experience is necessary.