Bereavement Coordinator

  • Pelham, AL
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Bereavement Coordinator

  • Description

    General Purpose:

    To complete Bereavement Assessment, to establish Bereavement Plan of Care and to provide/arrange Bereavement contacts according to the Plan of Care.


    • Desired Bachelor of Science Degree in related field such as Social Work or Counseling or minimum of 1 year of Hospice Chaplain experience can substitute for degree.
    • Humanitarian attitude and a good understanding of hospice philosophy.
    • Must be capable of maintaining regular attendance.
    • Must have strong communication skills.
    • Must be able to relate positively and favorably to patients, families, visitors, customers, physicians, and work cooperatively with other employees.
    • Desired minimum one (1) year related experience at a level necessary to accomplish the job.
    • Prior training or experience regarding loss, grief, and dealing with patients and families in an emotionally charged environment required.
    • Acceptance of the goals, mission, and philosophy of Comfort Care Hospice.
    • Must be capable of performing the Essential Job Functions of this position, with or without accommodation.
    • Prior experience with Electronic Medical Record systems preferred.


    Bereavement Function:

    • Complete Bereavement Assessment as per policy timeline.
    • Ensure initial bereavement contact made by staff (attend wake and/or funeral).
    • Establish Bereavement Plan of Care appropriate to needs of family members identified in Bereavement Assessment.
    • Coordinate/schedule bereavement contacts per Bereavement Plan of Care and Assessment: visits, phone calls, letters, cards, bereavement material/literature, memorial services, and other bereavement activities.
    • Establish Bereavement chart.
    • Document all Bereavement contacts and file all contacts in Bereavement chart.
    • Maintain, update, and review Bereavement chart for compliance with Bereavement Plan of Care.
    • Continue to monitor family member bereavement needs and coping skills. Determine if needs exist for outside grief counseling or other resources.

    Work Environment:

    • Maintain an orderly, confidential, and safe work environment.
    • Practice universal precautions at all times.
    • Adhere to safety rules and regulations.

    Staff Development:

    • Attend and participate in department and staff meetings as assigned.

    Patient Rights Function:

    • Understand, comply with, and promote rules regarding patient rights.

    Staff Development:

    • Perform other duties as assigned.
    • Adhere to all Company policies and procedures.

    Other Functions:

    • Adhere to all of the Company’s policies and procedures
    • Perform other duties as assigned. 

Job Information

Full Time
Req #: 4198-2971

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