Bereavement Coordinator - Part Time
Regency Hospice - Tennessee

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DESCRIPTION

Avalon HospiceWe are committed to being a world class organization offering the highest quality care to our patients. The cornerstone of our corporate culture is hiring only the most experienced and capable hospice professionals. Our team members are experts in pain management and in providing support and counseling for patients and their families.We see the individual as more than a physical body and our skilled professionals and voluteers design an all-encompassing program, individualized to each patient that addresses not only the physical needs but also the emotional and spiritual needs of patients and their families. Counseling and education about disease management and the dying process are provided to the family unit in conjunction with patient care.A registered nurse is at your disposal 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to answer any questions or concerns that might arise and to provide assistance and support as needed. Every eligible patient in our service area will receive care regardless of medical conditions, lifestyle, religious, cultural, or ethnic background. We believe all patients who are eligible for hospice care should receive it and should receive the best care available.

DUTIES

Bereavement Coordinator: PT - 16 to 20 hours per week- Participates in developing the interdisciplinary care plan based on the needs and risks of the survivors.- Visits patients/families identified as appropriate for pastoral services and provides direct spiritual counsel, prayer, and ministry as appropriate.- Is available on-call for emergencies in which pastoral services are requested.- Assists members of the interdisciplinary team in understanding the significant spiritual concerns related to the patient/family response to dying.- Serves as a liaison and resource for community clergy in dealing with hospice patient/family; offers to arrange clergy visits.- Assists in training and education in spiritual care for hospice staff, volunteers, local clergy, nursing home staff, and the community.- Manages the bereavement services programs utilizing professional staff and volunteers as appropriate to the service or event.- Oversees adequacy and appropriateness of bereavement programs for family members.- Provides support to patients and families during the hospice experience.- Maintains contact with survivors through calls, letters, and visits.- Develops educational programs and materials for patients/families, staff, and the community on loss, grief, and coping with bereavement.- Assists company in educational training program.- Facilitates support groups.- Plans, implements, and supervises bereavement group events.- Provides support to staff involved in bereavement program.- Participates in the maintenance of the bereavement component of the community and staff resource libraries.- Provides bereavement services for at least one year for surviving family.- Maintains accurate documentation of bereavement contacts/responses to support/referrals made for "at risk" individuals.- Consistently promotes core values: a passion for service quality, integrity in all things, resourceful stewardship, innovation, pride in our employees, and celebration in growth.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education: - Required: Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Counseling or Mental HealthExperience: Meets Federal and State requirements for providing bereavement services.Undergraduate degree in human service field.Graduate degree if providing counseling or working under the guidance of a master's level degreed professional. Experience and skill in dealing with the psychosocial dynamics of illness, loss and death.Demonstrated ability to work within a team environment.Some computer proficiency required. Licenses, Certifications, and/or Registrations: Must have denominational endorsement. Current unencumbered driver's license. CPR Certification. Bereavement Coordinator: PT - 16 to 20 hours per week- Participates in developing the interdisciplinary care plan based on the needs and risks of the survivors.- Visits patients/families identified as appropriate for pastoral services and provides direct spiritual counsel, prayer, and ministry as appropriate.- Is available on-call for emergencies in which pastoral services are requested.- Assists members of the interdisciplinary team in understanding the significant spiritual concerns related to the patient/family response to dying.- Serves as a liaison and resource for community clergy in dealing with hospice patient/family; offers to arrange clergy visits.- Assists in training and education in spiritual care for hospice staff, volunteers, local clergy, nursing home staff, and the community.- Manages the bereavement services programs utilizing professional staff and volunteers as appropriate to the service or event.- Oversees adequacy and appropriateness of bereavement programs for family members.- Provides support to patients and families during the hospice experience.- Maintains contact with survivors through calls, letters, and visits.- Develops educational programs and materials for patients/families, staff, and the community on loss, grief, and coping with bereavement.- Assists company in educational training program.- Facilitates support groups.- Plans, implements, and supervises bereavement group events.- Provides support to staff involved in bereavement program.- Participates in the maintenance of the bereavement component of the community and staff resource libraries.- Provides bereavement services for at least one year for surviving family.- Maintains accurate documentation of bereavement contacts/responses to support/referrals made for "at risk" individuals.- Consistently promotes core values: a passion for service quality, integrity in all things, resourceful stewardship, innovation, pride in our employees, and celebration in growth.

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