Chaplain Home care Hospice

VHSNJ AT HOME LLC Totowa Requisition # 2019-67862 ShiftDay StatusPart-time with Benefits Weekend WorkWeekends as Needed HolidaysTwo of 6 On CallOn-Call Commitment Required Standard hours per week20 AddressHOME CARE FACILITIES

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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:


  1. Bachelor’s Degree
  2. Ordination from a Recognized Religious Body into a Ministry-related Field
  3. Completion of Four (4) Units of Clinical Pastoral Education at an ACPE Approved Site
  4. Six (6) Months Experience


Knowledge, Education and Skills Preferred:


  1. Masters of Divinity Graduate or Doctoral Degree in Biblical Studies
  2. Theological or Spiritual Studies
  3. Graduate or Doctorate in Pastoral Counseling
  4. Ordination


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