Hospice Chaplain

Jamestown Regional Medical Center   Jamestown, ND   Full-time     Health Care Provider
Posted on July 5, 2024
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Overview

Starting Pay: $20.74 to $24.37 DOE

Casual position working as needed in the Hospice department. Days of work are variable Monday - Friday with variable hours from 8 am - 4:30 pm.

Provides direct spiritual/pastoral/bereavement support and/or counseling to patients/families, hospice staff, and volunteers as needed acknowledging and respecting their beliefs, culture and values related to life's meaning including suffering and loss and a desire to receive support.

Responsibilities
  • Completes Spiritual/Pastoral assessment as related to terminal illness for all Hospice admission according to policies and procedures
  • Provide spiritual/pastoral support in accordance with the wishes and needs of the patient/family.
  • Participate in the development, update, and completion of the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) Plan of care.
  • Develop an individualized spiritual/pastoral plan of care, which demonstrates an effort to work in close collaboration with local clergy whenever desired by the patient/family.
  • Provide spiritual support as needed and defined by the patient/family.
  • Responsible for seeking resources to meet individual patient/family spiritual needs.
  • Identify patient/family dynamics and communication patterns and support the patient/family involvement in the plan of care.
  • Responsible for conducting religious services of prayer, worship and rituals for patients/families involvement in the plan of care as requested.
  • Ensure patients/families of different philosophies and religious beliefs are offered opportunities to discuss and share their thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and values.
  • Responsible for working with other professionals to assist in resolving spiritual/pastoral/ethical issues.
  • Document spiritual/pastoral counseling in the electronic medical record according to policy and procedure.
  • Participates in the QA/PI process as requested.
  • Participate with IDT members and other professionals (as determined by hospice) using the team approach in evaluating the patient/families satisfaction and response to care.
  • Participate in the development of approaches to meet staff spiritual/pastoral counseling needs.
  • Provide bereavement/spiritual support to staff as needed.
  • Provide support and ensure availability to families during the bereavement period as needed.
  • Assess special needs related to cultural diversity including communication role of family members and special traditions.
Qualifications

Graduate of an accredited seminary; or school of theology; or successfully completed four units of Clinical pastoral Education (CPE), or equivalent clinical training and experience; or endorsed by and is in good standing with a denomination or faith group that ordained and recognized the chaplain.

2 years of professional work experience.