We are looking for a compassionate, talented and experienced Hospice Chaplain for our Houston and Sugar land, TX area, that is eager to join an exciting, growing organization.
Working with Fairmont Hospice
At Fairmont Hospice, we are a team of care givers and health care professionals who have come together with over 50 years of combined experience in the health care field. Our team members enhance the lives of patients with life-limiting illnesses and their loved ones, during a time when compassionate care is needed most. We are looking to add dedicated team members who can make difference in the lives of our patients and their families by respecting patient choice, providing comfort and promoting dignity, while creating positive contributions in their community.
- Must demonstrate acute and active listening skills and implementing awareness of cross-cultural issues.
- Must maintain a positive, stable disposition in performing work in association with patients, families and staff and to maintain a high level of performance in an environment of frequent demands and changes.
- Must comply with the Dying Persons Bill of Rights and Employee Responsibilities.
- Must be able to complete a comprehensive bereavement assessment and design a bereavement plan of care for the patient as well as their family members.
- Must comply with organizational and departmental safety policies and procedures.
- Must be capable of performing all of the essential job functions of this position, with or without reasonable accommodations.
- Completes a spiritual assessment that includes the religious preference, if any, of the patient and family, and their spiritual support systems as soon after admission as appropriate.
- Assist the patient in evaluating his/her spiritual concerns/needs.
- Develops a spiritual plan of care for patient and family which includes the provision of spiritual support or counseling as needed and defined by patient and family.
- Demonstrates appropriate assessment skills for initial and continued spiritual evaluations and assists in the development and implementation of goal-directed family care plan.
- Conducts ongoing reassessments and follow-up appraisal of patient/family situation and needs. Actively listens and responds appropriately to patient/family concerns and needs in a timely manner.
- Maintains accurate and timely documentation of initial evaluation, plan of care and subsequent visits and/or contacts.
- Communicates with team members to report concerns, and potential and actual problems.
- Initiates appropriate referrals to other disciplines and services.
- Collaborates and refers to local clergy and other members of religious organizations in the community for visits to patients who request such visits.
- Advises patients of the availability of clergy and other members of religious organizations in the community to assist them in addressing their spiritual concerns / needs.
- Conducts prayer, worship and other services for patients/families as appropriate.
- Participates in bereavement support.
- Assists with funerals and memorial services.
- Attends and participates in Interdisciplinary Group (IDG) conferences, to assist in evaluating, developing, and updating the plan of care.
Qualifications and Skills
- Divinity degree from an accredited school of theology preferred.
- At least five years of spiritual counseling experience in a healthcare setting
- Demonstrated experience in grief or loss counseling people and hospice patients.
- Genuine caring for and interest in the care of mature adults, handicapped with hospice bereavement experience preferred.
- Physical, sensory, and cognitive abilities sufficient to perform essential functions.
- Thorough understanding of and support for the hospice philosophy.
- Good interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills which will provide positive atmosphere for patient, family and primary case giver(s).
- Valid driver's license, automobile insurance and own transportation to make home visits.
- Must be capable of maintaining regular attendance and be available for travel to various locations of patients’ homes.
- Knowledge of current professional standards of theory and practice of hospice spiritual care.
- Knowledge of death, dying, and bereavement process.
Please submit your resume and covering letter (Word or PDF Format) by email.
At Fairmont Hospice we offer the opportunity for you to join a caring company that believes in the importance of supporting our team members so that they are free to provide exceptional compassion and care to our patients.
Job Type: Full-time
- Chaplain: 5 years (Preferred)