The Hospice Chaplain is responsible for the provision of spiritual care services to patients and families/caregivers of Professional Healthcare at Home, either directly or through coordination of care with other spiritual counselors.
Position-Specific Skills, Competencies and 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 in the interdisciplinary team/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 team/group meetings as a member of the interdisciplinary team/group.
Provides consultation, education, and support to the interdisciplinary team/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.
Assists in supervision of spiritual care volunteers when assigned to patients/ families/caregivers.
Performs other duties as assigned by Clinical Director, Administrator or their designees.
Completes daily logs and time sheet summaries correctly, legibly, thoroughly and on time.
Ordination by an organized religious body or professional certification
One year clinical pastoral education residency preferred
Two years experience in hospital or hospice pastoral/chaplaincy setting preferred
Ability to provide pastoral care and counseling as an interfaith chaplain dedicated to serving the spiritual needs of all those who seek guidance in the hospice setting
Current California Driver License
Must read, write and speak fluent English
Kindred at Home - 20 months ago