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Hospice Chaplain - PRN

Company: AccentCare
Location: Sugar Land
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Position: Chaplain

Reports to: Executive Director

Job Description/Requirements:

As a Chaplain you will:

* Provide direct pastoral non-denominational care to Hospice patients and families including spiritual assessment, crisis intervention, counseling and linkage with spiritual resources.
* Assess spiritual needs of patients/families/caregivers in a timely manner, and provide consultation. Contact patient/family's preferred spiritual advisor to ensure ongoing involvement and to invite participation in interdisciplinary care planning when requested by team member or patient/family member.
* Contact clergy or spiritual counselors to assist in spiritual care of patients and family members.
* Develop and document plan for spiritual care, in conjunction with the interdisciplinary team when requested by team member or patient/family member.
* Evaluate and revise plan for spiritual care of patients/families/caregivers with the interdisciplinary team on an ongoing basis.
* Maintain records of spiritual care services utilization and related activities for quality assurance, program development and policy and procedure review and revision.
* Provide consultation, education, and support to the interdisciplinary team on spiritual care. Participate in staff meetings, department meetings, team meetings, briefings, in-services, committees and other related activities as needed.
* Establish networks with faith communities throughout the service area for the purposes of teaching about the hospice philosophy and enlisting aid in providing spiritual support.
* Provide for funeral or memorial services for patients as requested; conduct memorial services in nursing homes as requested; conduct or offer memorial services for family members served by bereavement program.
* Comply with local, state and federal laws, Medicare regulations, JCAHO standards and established policies and procedures.

Requirements of Qualified Candidates

* Graduate of accredited seminary or school of theology (B.D., M.Div. or equivalent theological degree), or degree in counseling, or equivalent experience
* Five years of experience working with death and dying as it relates to the individual, family and caregiver
* Prior hospice experience is preferred but not required
* Must have valid state driver's license, reliable transportation and auto insurance
* Comfort in an interfaith setting. Ability to accept different lifestyles, cultures, beliefs and values
* Ability to network with community clergy and congregations
* Understanding of Hospice philosophy, principles of death/dying. Compliance with accepted professional standards and practices
* Ability to provide accurate written documentation in a timely manner
* Self-directed with the ability to work with little supervision. Flexible and cooperative in fulfilling all obligations
* Must have the ability to function autonomously and possess effective time management skills

Keywords: AccentCare, Sugar Land , Hospice Chaplain - PRN, Other , Sugar Land, Texas

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