JOB DESCRITPION: Hospice Chaplain
The Hospice Chaplain is responsible for the provision of spiritual care services to patients and families/caregivers of Emerald Hospice and Life either directly or through coordination of care with other spiritual counselors.
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES & FUNCTIONS:
- Assures spiritual assessment of patients and families/caregivers in the hospice program and appropriate services are rendered in a timely manner.
- Facilitates the development in the interdisciplinary group plan of care to meet identified spiritual needs.
- Provides direct spiritual care to patients and families/caregivers.
- Serves as liaison and support to community chaplains and spiritual counselors.
- Maintains records of spiritual care services utilization and related activities for quality assurance, program development, and policies and procedures review and revision.
- Documents direct services and ongoing communication with community chaplains and spiritual counselors.
- Attends patient care conference and interdisciplinary group meetings as a member of the interdisciplinary group.
- Provides, consultation, education, and support to the interdisciplinary group on spiritual care.
- Recruits community chaplains, spiritual counselors, and spiritual care volunteers adequate to meet patient and family/caregiver needs by developing community contacts and offering education through congregations about hospice care.
- Provides for funeral or memorial services for patients as requested.
- Plans periodic memorial services to meet the needs of personnel, volunteers, and community clergy/spiritual counselors working with the hospice team.
- Assist in supervision of spiritual care volunteers when assigned to patients/families/caregivers.
- Accepts and performs other related duties and responsibilities as required.
- Graduate of accredited seminary or school of theology (BD. MDiv or equivalent theological degree). Experience working with death and dying, individuals/family/caregiver.
- Ability to work as member of interdisciplinary group.
- Comfort in an interfaith setting.
- Ability to accept different lifestyles, cultures, beliefs, and values.
- Ability to network with community clergy and congregations.
- Knowledge of and commitment to hospice philosophy of care.
- Hospice experience preferred.
Job Types: Part-time, Contract
Salary: $50.00 to $75.00 /hour
Hours per week:
- Less than 10
Typical start time:
Typical end time:
This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:
- Dependable -- more reliable than spontaneous
- People-oriented -- enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects
- Adaptable/flexible -- enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction