Chaplain Home care Hospice
Responsible for the provision of spiritual support to patients and families in keeping with the patient/family’s belief system. Responsible for bereavement follow up as assigned by supervisor.
- Spiritual Assessment Documentation – Complete initial spiritual assessment within 24 hours of contact on all assigned patients.
Patient Contact – Contact all patients/families within one week of the date of patient’s admission to Hospice services.
- Documentation Compliance – Assure documentation of assessment, interventions and planning meet organization time line. Update care plans every two weeks or with patient change in status.
- Funeral and Memorial Service Arrangements – Perform and arrange funeral services as requested by patients/families. Assist in the organization of memorial service/s for staff and families each year.
- Partnership Development – Seek out and listen to customers’ (patients/families) views in order to ascertain their concerns/needs.
Patient Grievance Management – Recognize grievance situations. Interact with customer/patient in a constructive way. Log complaints when received.
- Manage complaints according to organization procedure.
Spiritual Support – Provide spiritual care and support to patients/families in accordance with their needs, regardless of race, gender, religious background or lifestyle.
- Provide additional resources to patients/families as needed.
Instruction of Staff, Clergy and Community – Work with staff, clergy and community groups to enhance their sensitivity to the spiritual concerns of patients/families experiencing terminal illness and loss.
- Participate in weekly team meetings and provide input on current patients. Provide one education session per year to Hospice staff.
Other duties and/or projects as assigned.
- Demonstrate flexibility with job responsibilities in all areas as well as exhibit an understanding and ability to complete Hospice Consents.
Knowledge, Education and Skills Required:
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Ordination from a Recognized Religious Body into a Ministry-related Field
- Completion of Four (4) Units of Clinical Pastoral Education at an ACPE Approved Site
- Six (6) Months Experience
Knowledge, Education and Skills Preferred:
- Masters of Divinity Graduate or Doctoral Degree in Biblical Studies
- Theological or Spiritual Studies
- Graduate or Doctorate in Pastoral Counseling
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