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Part Time Hospice Chaplain

Company: Addus HomeCare Corporation
Location: Broadview Heights
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

Position Summary: The Chaplain is responsible for providing and/or assisting the client and/or significant other/family in meeting spiritual needs when facing end of life.

Essential Duties:

  • Serve as a member of one or more Interdisciplinary Group (IDG) and attend meetings
  • Complete spiritual assessment for patients admitted to hospice services within four days of receiving referral from admitting RN Case Manager
  • Assess and support of patient's spiritual and cultural beliefs as regards to spiritual and bereavement services
  • Work with staff, clergy and community groups to enhance their sensitivity to the spiritual concerns of patients/families experiencing terminal illness or loss
  • Participate in patient care conferences by exploring and assessing the spiritual needs of patients/families
  • Maintain contact with community clergy regarding patients' spiritual needs as needed
  • Maintain proper documentation of pastoral care visits to patients and their families
  • Perform occasional liturgical assignments such as the annual Service of Remembrance and monthly memorial services with staff
  • Conduct or make arrangements for funeral or memorial services when requested
  • Develop and maintain a resource group of clergy to whom specific aspects of spiritual care may be delegated
  • Serve in on-call chaplaincy services when requested
  • Provide educational programs for hospice staff, community clergy, religious and lay representatives as appropriate
  • Maintains a high degree of confidentiality at all times due to access to sensitive information
  • Maintains regular, predictable, consistent attendance and is flexible to meet the needs of the department
  • Follows all Medicare, Medicaid, and HIPAA regulations and requirements
  • Abides by all regulations, policies, procedures and standards
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Performance Responsibilities:

  • Maintains positive internal and external customer service relationships
  • Maintains open lines of communication
  • Plans and organizes work effectively and ensures its completion
  • Meets all productivity requirements
  • Demonstrates team behavior and promotes a team-oriented environment
  • Actively participates in continuous quality improvement
  • Represents the organization professionally at all times

Position Requirements & Competencies:

  • Bachelor's degree in area of specialty and certification or licensed
  • Minimum of two to four years' experience in the field or in related area
  • Strong communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variable in standardized situations
  • Knowledge of home care operations desirable
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups, managers, clients, and general public

Working conditions: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, hear; use hands to finger, and handle controls. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and stoop. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Environment: Moderate noise level similar to a typical office environment with computers, printers, and work activity.

Addus provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Keywords: Addus HomeCare Corporation, Cleveland , Part Time Hospice Chaplain, Other , Broadview Heights, Ohio

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