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Admissions Social Worker - Full Time

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Inpatient Center - Johnson Creek, WI


Mission Statement: Providing comfort, care and meaning at the end of life.



Rainbow Hospice Care is accepting applications for a fulltime Admissions Social Worker.


This position will be responsible for evaluating patients for potential admission to Rainbow Hospice Care, and will assist patients and families in their adjustment to terminal illness and grief. You will help resolve personal, financial, and environmental difficulties that occur with impending death.


Essential Duties:

  • Completes psycho-social assessments of patients and families and completes all other documentation that is necessary for the patient’s plan of care.
  • Communicate/listen to patient and family members, provide and offer comfort, and recognize and respond to non-verbal cues and communication.
  • Assists in the development of the plan of care with other members of the care team.
  • Has knowledge of available government programs, insurance data, and community resources available to enhance care of patients and families.
  • Attends Interdisciplinary Team meetings to review patients’ and family care and offers appropriate input on psycho-social issues.
  • Provides education and/or support concerning Advance Directives and Advanced Care Planning.
  • Provides guidance to referral sources and patients and families about the benefits of hospice services and the Medicare Hospice Benefit.
  • Develop relationships with physicians, hospitals, and assisted living facilities in designated territory.

Personal Qualifications:

  • Must be able to maintain patient confidentiality and have positive interpersonal relationships.
  • Must present self in a professional manner and demonstrate good work ethics, including reliable attendance and punctuality.
  • Must be self-directed and be able to apply problem-solving techniques in resolving issues.
  • Must be able to drive to and from patients’ homes and to meetings at other locations as necessary. 
  • Must be able to work reasonable amounts of overtime and be flexible with hours. Must be able to work on-call hours, weekends, and holidays as necessary.


Professional Qualifications:

  • Active Wisconsin Social Work license is required and must be maintained.
  • Valid Wisconsin driver’s license and auto insurance is required on hire and must be maintained.
  • Minimum of 3 years public health, home health or hospice experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of hospice, palliative care, and a basic understanding of emotions and feelings related to death and dying is required.



Rainbow Hospice Care offers a competitive salary and benefits package!



Rainbow Hospice Care is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.