Hospice Chaplain - PRN
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.