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Company: Amorem
Location: Hudson
Posted on: May 22, 2023

Job Description:

Description:ChaplainCaldwell Service area. non- exempt POSITION SUMMARY:Provide for the spiritual needs of patient and family in accordance with a plan of care while respecting their spiritual beliefs; aid Hospice team in understanding and responding to spiritual concerns. EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master of Divinity degree or equivalent graduate degree that includes theological studies from an accredited seminary or divinity school
  • Certified or progressing toward certification by a cognate group recognized by the Coalition on Ministry in Specialized Settings (COMISS)
  • Minimum two years of experience working with individuals, groups and families in crisis, preferably dealing with issues involved in death, dying, and grief
  • Minimum of two units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) completed or equivalent clinical training and experience
  • Endorsed by and in good standing with the denomination of ordination KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
    • Ability to identify and respect the spiritual needs of the patient/families/caregivers as they differ according to social status, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, race, age, and their emotional, physical, and intellectual capabilities
    • Knowledge of and commitment to the hospice philosophy of care
    • Ability to work on an interdisciplinary team
    • Ability to work a flexible schedule Initial And Ongoing:
      • Complete Hospice volunteer/staff training program
      • Complete Hospice orientation program
      • Obtain 12 hours of continuing education per year, including mandatory safety in-service
      • Attend minimum of six staff meetings per year
      • Attend assigned team meetings every two weeks DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
        • Assist in orienting new team members, as requested
        • Participate in quality improvement program
        • Adhere to strict confidentiality
        • Adhere to safety policy and practices
        • Complete employee time record accurately per policy
        • Cooperate with all government agencies and outside auditors
        • Assist with updating policies and procedures, as appropriate
        • Complete annual TB screening
        • Assure all license, certifications, continuing education information and any other required documentation are submitted to human resources and kept current
        • Maintain up-to-date documentation required and specified in Hospice policy and procedure
        • Perform other duties assigned by supervisor
        • Assess the spiritual needs of patient/family with patient/family consent
        • Contact patient/family's minister and other religious caregivers, as appropriate
        • Develop a plan of care with the interdisciplinary team meeting the spiritual/emotional needs of the patient/family caregivers
        • Provide spiritual care and support for patient/family/caregivers as needed, or requested
        • Utilize spiritual resources to meet needs of patient and family
        • Consult and provide education to interdisciplinary team about spirituality and spiritual care
        • Provide ethical consult for staff regarding end-of-life issues and how faith impacts choices
        • Assist with funerals/memorial services, as requested
        • Be available to attend receivings or funerals for patients on weekdays
        • Provide spiritual care and support for bereaved family members upon request
        • Coordinate annual memorial service with bereavement coordinator
        • Facilitate Walking the Mourner's Path program and Limit of Our Sight
        • Participate in volunteer/staff orientation/training, as requested
        • Plan and lead occasional worship services for patients/family members and staff
        • Provide education and consultation to community clergy and groups to enhance their sensitivity to the spiritual concerns of patient and caregivers experiencing illness and loss
        • Serve as a resource to community clergy and religious caregivers about Hospice, death, dying, and grief issues
        • Support community clergy/congregations through the process of caring for the hospice patient/family
        • Participate in the planning and facilitating of grief support groups/presentation, as needed, in the community in collaboration with bereavement coordinator and master social workers
        • Maintain Hospice bereavement family caseload
        • Complete initial bereavement assignment for patient families served
        • Develop appropriate bereavement plan of care and update quarterly.
        • Rotate chaplain on call responsibilities, as scheduled
        • Attend funeral/receiving scheduled on weekends when on-call
        • Collaborate with on-call weekend social worker and nurse regarding patient family needs, as scheduled
        • Serve palliative care patients as assigned
        • Attend quarterly lunches with volunteer chaplains
        • Assist with training volunteer chaplains, as needed
        • Coordinate memorial services with long-term care staff, as directed by facility PHYSICAL QUALIFICATIONS:
          • Visual acuity to read written documentation and computer tasks
          • Speech and hearing skills necessary for telephone interaction and face to face contact
          • Ability to sit as required to perform duties
          • Ability to stand, bend and lift an average of 30 pounds
          • Manual dexterity with the ability to manipulate office equipment and complete written documentation
          • Ability to walk, squat, kneel, climb and balance SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
            • Must have an automobile with required insurance coverage and a state driver's licenseRequirements:PI217027763

Keywords: Amorem, Gastonia , Chaplain, Other , Hudson, North Carolina

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