Chaplain

  • Springfield, TN
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Chaplain


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    GENERAL PURPOSE:

    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.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • 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.  
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Req #: 3540-2341

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