Hospice Chaplain - PRN

Therapy Grenada, Mississippi Part Time


Description

AccentCare, Inc.® is a national post-acute healthcare provider with 45 years of industry experience. We thrive on providing patient-centric care and a warm and personalized experience within our local communities.

 

Your Success is our Success. We strive to provide new employees with a structured on-boarding process to help you become assimilated quickly, and cutting-edge tools to make your daily work easier and more efficient. We offer extensive training and a wide-array of opportunities for continued education and promotional opportunities.

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
  • Willing and able to see patients in Yalobusha, Grenada, Tallahatchie, Leflore, carrol, Montogomery, Leflore, Sunflower, Humphreys, Holmes counties.
  • Willing and able to work on call rotation 1 week a month and 1 weekend a month. 
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