Hospice Chaplain PRN - Nacogdoches, TX
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.
Reports to: Executive Director
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.
- 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