Covenant Health

Job Title
Covenant Home Care
Department Name


Cov Hlth HomeCare and Hospice logo 5.8.23


Medical Social Worker, Homecare

Full-Time, 80 Hours per pay period, Day Shift 


Covenant HomeCare is East Tennessee’s largest non-profit homecare and hospice provider.  Since 1978, we have provided quality home healthcare to allow patients to live with comfort, dignity, and independence.  We care for more than 6,300 patients in our HomeCare and Hospice program every year. Covenant HomeCare is a proud member of Covenant Health, our region’s top-performing healthcare network.


Position Summary:

Provides professional social work services to designated patient population, and provides counseling and discharge planning as well as other social work services to patients and families. The general practice of social work in a home health setting includes interviewing, assessment, planning, intervention, evaluation, case management, mediation, supportive counseling, information and referral, problem solving, client education, and advocacy. This position has documented expertise and leadership capability via licensure and advance practice skills via certification.


Recruiter: Bradley Sparks || || 865-374-5382


  • Assists patients/family/significant other with physical, emotional, and social concerns that arise during the episode of care.
  • Provides discharge planning services to patients needing this service.
  • Completes required documentation prerequisites for placement/authorizations prior to discharge.
  • Completes documents that require a licensed individual to complete.
  • Provides oversite in a situation where a licensed individual is required.
  • Provides expert training in the field to others, as requested.
  • Completes initial assessment and continued documentation to obtain pertinent background/social/ financial data. Documents social determinants of health as indicated in medical record.
  • Connects patients/family/significant other with community resources to aid in their treatment and recovery.
  • Acts as facility liaison with adult and children protective services as indicated.
  • Collaborates with interdisciplinary team including physicians and keeps them informed of progress with patients via verbal communication and chart documentation in medical record.
  • Exhibits the skills of empathy, communication, organization, critical thinking, active listening and patience.
  • Local travel required.
  • Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Education:          

Master’s degree from accredited graduate social work program.


Minimum Experience:        

Two (2) years experience.


Licensure Requirement:  

Must have and maintain one of the below:


Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)


Licensed Advanced Practice Social Worker (LAPSW)


 Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)


Employee must have a valid Tennessee driver’s license and state mandated minimum insurance coverage. Driving record must meet Covenant Health minimum standards at the date of hire and throughout employment tenure.



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