PRN Hospice Chaplain
Haven Hospice is a family of highly experienced professionals who provide our patients and customers with the very best in service and medical care. Just like there is beauty in the beginning of life, equally so, there is beauty at the end of life. People who have spent their careers working in this honorable field all say hospice changed their life for the better.
Haven is currently seeking a PRN Chaplain to join our growing Joplin team.
Responsibilities: of the Chaplain include but are not limited to:
●Responsible for assuring there is a documented assessment of the spiritual needs of the patient and family within five days of admission and that spiritual care provided reflects assessed needs.
● Provides Spiritual/pastoral support in accordance with ongoing wishes and needs of the patient/family.
●Develops an individualized spiritual/pastoral plan of care which demonstrates an effort to work in close collaboration with local clergy whenever desired by the patient and provides spiritual support as needed and defined by the patient/family.
● Conducts religious services of prayer, worship and rituals for patients/families, as appropriate.
● Offers patients/families of different philosophies and religious beliefs opportunities to discuss and share their thoughts, feelings, beliefs and values.
● Works in a team approach with members of the IDT/IDG and other qualified professionals, as determined by the hospice, to evaluate patient/family response to care.
● Upon request, meets with individual staff regarding personal spiritual/pastoral issues that may affect their ability to function effectively.
● Available to staff and patients for bereavement support.
● Provides patient/family chaplain services as necessary. Serves as a consultant and resource person to the staff.
Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
● Ordained, commissioned or credentialed according to the practices of an organized religious group and has completed one unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE); or has a minimum of a bachelor’s degree with emphasis in counseling or related subjects and has, within ninety (90) days of hire, completed specific training to include: common spiritual issues in death and dying; belief systems of comparative religions related to death and dying; spiritual assessment skills; individualizing care to patient beliefs; and varied spiritual practices/rituals.
●Maintains confidentiality of information relating to the patient and family. Will discuss only those aspects necessary to the care and treatment of patient and family with those directly involved in the patient’s care.
● Proficient in computer skills and technology to complete documentation in clinical record.
● Must have dependable transportation and current driver’s license.
● Will work weekends and holidays as needed
Additional preferred qualifications are:
● Masters of Theology or Master of Divinity.
● Two years’ experience in hospice pastoral/chaplaincy or its equivalent.
● Expertise in community organization, communication skills, differing theological points of view, rituals, customs and beliefs.