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Location: lynn

Department: administrative

All Care Division:

Hours: Per diem

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Position Summary:

The Hospice Chaplain is a theologically and clinically trained professional responsible for the provision of spiritual care services to patients and families/caregivers of All Care Hospice, either directly or through coordination of care with other clergy or spiritual counselors.

 

AGENCY EXPECTATION OF EMPLOYEE

All Care is committed to Service Excellence, outstanding communication and exceeding the expectations of those we serve, including our patients, our referral sources, those who support our agency and each other. The agency recognizes employees who deliver on this commitment through a formal recognition program. At minimum, All Care expects each employee to maintain a positive, respectful attitude, to demonstrate flexible and efficient time management, to meet departmental productivity standards, while keeping current the necessary skills to work in the home care environment. Each employee is expected to maintain open, honest and appropriate confidential communications with all customer groups in order to foster an effective service environment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assures spiritual assessment of patients, families/caregivers in the hospice program and assures appropriate services are rendered in a timely manner.
  • Provides direct spiritual care (interfaith) to meet the identified needs of patients and families/caregivers including bereavement support.
  • Maintains records of spiritual care services and communication with community clergy and related activities for quality assurance, program development as well as policies and procedures review and revision.
  • Provides consultation, education and support to the interdisciplinary group on spiritual care and bereavement. (One to one counseling, referral to community resources as needed)
  • Provides for Services of Remembrances for Skilled Nursing Facilities, Hospitals and Assisted Living Communities as requested and presides at/plans funeral and memorial services at family request.
  • Serves on Planning Committee (and participates in) annual All Care Hospice Service of Remembrance to meet the needs of personnel, volunteers and bereaved families and friends of All Care Hospice.
  • Provides Healing Hour once monthly for All Care Hospice team members, and is available for one-to-one spiritual/healing support for personnel.
  • Attends hospice related events at the Agency.
  • Any other task assigned by supervisor.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Experience, Education and Licensure

Master of Divinity (MDiv) or Masters in Pastoral Counseling or Theology from

an accredited Seminary/School of Divinity or 5 years experience as a Hospice Chaplain with proof of ordination as interfaith minister.   Should have CPE, at least one unit. Experience in working with patients and families/caregivers providing spiritual care during serious illness,

dying and grief. Hospice chaplaincy experience preferred.   Must be familiar with MS Word, Outlook and Excel. Unless otherwise agreed upon by employer, employee must have a valid drivers license. Furthermore, employee shall have use of a vehicle during working times and insurance as a driver of that automobile.

 

Language

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees organization.

 

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY SPECIFICATIONS

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

 

Work Environment

Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.