The Hospice Chaplain is responsible for the provision of spiritual care services to patients and families/caregivers of Moments Hospice either directly or through coordination of care with other spiritual counselors. Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities - Assures spiritual assessment of patients and families/caregivers in the hospice program and appropriate services are rendered in a timely manner. - Facilitates the development of the individualized the plan of care by participating in the comprehensive assessment 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. - Works with staff to provide bereavement to personnel, volunteers, and community clergy/spiritual counselors working with the hospice team. - Assists in supervision of spiritual care volunteers when assigned to patients/ families/caregivers. - Actively participates in quality assessment performance improvement teams and activities.Accepts and performs other related duties and responsibilities as required. Position Qualifications - 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 the 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. - Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state or organization requirements and is in good working order. Job Type: Full-time Benefits: - Dental Insurance - Health Insurance - Paid Time Off - Vision Insurance Schedule: - Monday to Friday Experience: - Hospice: 1 year (Preferred) - Chaplain: 1 year (Preferred)
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