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Chaplain for Palliative Services

Company: Charter Health Holdings
Location: Rancho Cucamonga
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description POSITION SUMMARY: The clergy position, in cooperation with the interdisciplinary team, provides counseling and crises intervention in order to adequately address the psychosocial needs of hospice patients and their families. QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Graduate of accredited seminary or school of theology or appropriate certification in hospital or pastoral ministry. Masters of Divinity preferred. 2 CPE units. Credentials: None Experience: Experience working with patients and families dealing with life threatening illnesses and death. Core Competencies Ability to be open, flexible, and ecumenical. Ability to provide spiritual sensitivity to patients and families of all faiths and religious affiliations. Knowledge of beliefs and practices of cultures related to death and dying. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to work with dying patients and their families. Possesses a sympathetic attitude toward caring for the hospice patient and demonstrates positive communication skills in interacting with other members of the hospice team. Bilingual. Other: Valid California driver's license, and auto insurance. FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Reports changes in the patients conditions and needs to the RN Case Manager or Director of Patient Care Services. 2. Performs spiritual assessments to identify patient/family needs, concerns or opportunities for spiritual growth. 3. Provides direct spiritual support to patients/families, including meditation, prayer, counseling, sacred rituals and practices. 4. Observes for safety hazards in the patients and organizations environments and takes appropriate steps to reduce or eliminate them. 5. Develops and maintains a resource group of clergy to whom specific aspects of spiritual care may be delegated. 6. Develops and maintains collegial relationship with clergy of all faiths and contacts clergy or appropriate representatives of patients/families as indicated. 7. Assists patient/family with arrangements and/or conducts funeral or memorial services as indicated. 8. Serves as a core member of the IDT and participates by exploring and assessing the potential spiritual needs of patients/families and reporting on services as indicated. 9. Works with staff, clergy, and community groups to enhance their sensitivity to the spiritual concerns of patients/families experiencing terminal illness and active listening, supportive presence. 10. Assists with bereavement follow-up services in collaboration with Bereavement Coordinator. 11. Participates for on-call availability of chaplain services. 12. Maintains continuing education through academic studies, seminars, and workshops. 13. Participates in appropriate professional organizations. 14. Attends and participates in in-services, staff meetings and case conferences. 15. Completes all documentation in an accurate and legible manner. 16. Complies with hospice policies and procedures, laws and regulations and standards of practice

Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Keywords: Charter Health Holdings, Rancho Cucamonga , Chaplain for Palliative Services, Other , Rancho Cucamonga, California

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