Hospice Chaplain

Employer
Jamestown Regional Medical Center
Location
Jamestown, ND
Salary
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Overview

Casual, non-benefited position working 0 - 15 hours per pay period as needed in the Hospice department. The Hospice Chaplain provides spiritual/pastoral/bereavement support and/or counseling to patients/families, hospice staff, and volunteers as needed aknowledging and respecting their beliefs, culture and values related to life's meaning including suffering and loss and a desire to receive support. Other duties include acting as a liaison between memebers of the clergy and hospice patients, bereavement services, community ministerial association attendance, and memorial services when requested. Clinical pastoral education preferred. A background check is required.

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.

Company

Some of the benefits of working at JRMC include:

  • competitive salary
  • immediate benefit package: medical insurance with two plans, life insurance, flex plans, health savings account (HSA), long-term disability
  • contributed 401K retirement plan
  • paid time off (PTO) including short term disability
  • vision & dental plans
  • critical illness & accidental packages
  • BeHealthy, employee health discount
  • employee fitness program generous
  • flexible scheduling
  • wage increases
  • annual service award
  • continued education and training

JRMC provides the opportunity for development by empowering employees to communicate the resources needed to perform tasks effectively and efficiently.

Find Us
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Telephone
(701) 952-4813
Location
2422 20th Street SW
Jamestown
North Dakota
58401
United States

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