The Chaplain is responsible for providing spiritual counseling and emotional support to the active and bereaved hospice patients/families. The Chaplain acts as the liaison between the community clergy and hospice and is committed to the philosophy, goals and objectives of the hospice program. Graduate of accredited seminary or school of theology, 4 units of Clinical Pastoral Education or equivalent, or appropriate certification in National Association of Catholic Chaplains or the Association of Professional Chaplains. Master's Degree preferred. Hospice and parish experience strongly preferred. Demonstrates skills of ecumenical and inclusive ministry. Experience in working with patients/families dealing with life threatening illness and death. CPR preferred, but not required.Excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong organizational and leadership skills. Must be able to develop and maintain effective working relationships with people at varying ages, education, and socio-economic, religious, and ethnic backgrounds. Basic computer skills.
Flexibility to adapt and respond to a rapidly changing environment.
Catholic Health Partners - 16 months ago