- Provides direct spiritual care, support and counseling to patient/families in keeping with their belief systems and following protocols HospiceCare.
- Serves as a resource to staff, clergy and community to assist them in understanding the spiritual needs of terminally ill patients and their families.
- Provides proper documentation as to spiritual needs and concerns of patient family.
- Completes and submits legible documentation timely as required by agency policies.
- Participates as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team.
- Maintains confidentiality of all patient/family information.
- Collaborates with community clergy to ensure spiritual support for patients/families.
- Performs other related duties as required.
- Requires a Master of Divinity from an accredited seminary or Theological school with an ecumenical orientation to ministry or Master’s degree in related field.
- Ordained Minister or Board Certified Chaplain preferred.
- Experience in utilizing counseling skills working with patients / families who are dealing with life-threatening illnesses and death.
Physical Demands / Work Environment:
Must be able to travel to and access patient homes where conditions may be adverse due to weather, environment or patients’ lifestyles. Must deal effectively with stress, patients and their families, multiple tasks, noise, interruptions, and emotional loss, and to work
cooperatively with other members of the interdisciplinary team while maintaining a pleasant and professional demeanor.