Pathways believes in a healthy work/life balance, believing that we can provide the best care to patients and families when we ourselves feel cared for, rested and balanced. We also offer a competitive compensation package in order to attract and retain the best care providers.
We recently had an outside organization survey our staff and board members to learn more about how we are performing and how we are perceived internally. Those surveyed said they especially appreciate the dedication of their fellow staff and board members, the integrity of the work environment, and the sense of purpose they find in fulfilling the Pathways mission. They also described their co-workers as compassionate, professional, experienced, dependable and friendly. We felt gratified to receive this feedback and to have it confirmed by an outside source because these are the qualities and values we strive for at Pathways.
This is how we approach the care and support we provide to patients, families and our community.
Provides clinical and medical psycho-social support to patient/family in accordance with patient preferences, goals, and within policies and procedures. This includes case management, community resource acquisition, evaluation/brief treatment of co-morbid mental health conditions, discussion and completion of advanced directives/goals of care discussion and collaboration with Interdisciplinary Team (IDT), and patient referral source.
KEY REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS:
Reports to: President
Completes initial psycho-social assessment of patient/family that considers patient’s history including cultural, religious and ethnic background and implications for the plan of care.
Collaborates with other team members to provide holistic care to patient/family unit and establishes goals based on assessment and mutual agreement with patient/family.
Provides appropriate referrals to community sources of financial, instrumental and legal assistance.
Develops a comprehensive discharge plan in collaboration with patient/family, staff, and referral agencies which identifies patient needs and preferences.
Assists patient/family prepare for and cope with losses, including aging and death. Assesses and assists patients with advanced directives and care planning.
Participates in IDT meetings and on-call support as required.
Supports the Mission and Values of hospice.
Possesses knowledge of patient rights and ensures an atmosphere which allows for the privacy, dignity and well-being of all patients.
Requires excellent observation, assessment and communication skills.
Demonstrates good judgement in dealing with sensitive issues and maintains and respects professional and personal boundaries.
Applies critical thinking skills and problem solving ability.
Pursues continuing education in accordance with agency policy and certification/licensure requirements.
Minimum Education: MSW degree; LCSW or LSW Preferred
Minimum Experience: One year of social work experience in health care setting.
Required License: Current Colorado Social Worker license. Colorado state driver’s license and proof of auto insurance.
Internal Number: 1409
About Pathways Hospice
Pathways, located in Fort Collins, is a local nonprofit providing symptom management and support for serious long-term illness, expert medical and hospice care for individuals navigating the last months of life, and grief counseling and programs for those mourning the loss of a loved one. From our beginnings in 1978, when a group of nurses came together in Loveland to voluntarily care for a friend in the final months of her life, we’ve been assisting Northern Colorado residents with hospice care and grief counseling regardless of financial circumstance. We serve individuals living in Larimer County, western Weld County, and the Highway 85 and I-25 corridors including the towns of Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley, and Windsor.
Honoring every moment of life, Pathways provides compassionate, excellent, comprehensive community care in Larimer and Weld Counties for those who have an advanced medical condition, serious illness and those who are grieving.