Responsible for providing the overall coordination for the spiritual support system to assist both the hospice patient and his/her family in understanding and adjusting to the impending death, separation and loss.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Religion or Counseling preferred.
- Denominational Endorsement
- Minimum of one (1) year experience as clergy or chaplain.
- One unit of Clinical Pastoral Education, preferred.
- Must have a humanitarian attitude and a good understanding of the Hospice philosophy.
- Must have the ability to function in an interdisciplinary group.
- Must have the willingness and ability to provide spiritual support to persons of all faiths.
- Must be knowledgeable in the bereavement process and willing and able to conduct funeral services.
- Must be capable of completing required documentation, both paperwork and computer-based records.
- Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state/or Company requirements and is in good working order.
- Must be capable of performing the job functions of this position with or without accommodations.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Listens and encourages patients/families to express their thoughts and feelings, allowing them to accept the wide range of normal emotional responses to loss and grief.
- Serves as a member of the Interdisciplinary Group which routinely meets every other at a minimum of every 15 days, or as necessary, depending on the patient’s needs.
- Works closely with all other direct patient caregivers in providing quality care to the hospice patients and their families.
- Completes forms and documentation according to established policies and procedures.
- Coordinates spiritual care for Hospice patients and their families.
- Conducts funeral services when asked by patients/families.
- Works closely with the nursing facilities to provide spiritual support to include: Holy Communion, worship services, memorial services for hospice patients and other residents and staff.
- Works closely with marketing staff in coordination of community events and memorials.
- Walking, fine hand coordination, ability to read and write in English, ability to communicate with physicians, medical staff, residents, personnel, family members and support agencies.
- Ability to remain calm under stress.
- Adhere to all of the Company’s policies and procedures.
- Performs other duties as assigned.