Hospice Chaplain/Spiritual Care Counselor - Shreveport, LA

Shreveport, Louisiana, United States Part-time

Wanting to Join a Dynamic and Loving Hospice Team?

Heart of Hospice is for you!

 

About Us

The mission at Heart of Hospice is to transform end of life care in the communities we serve. We provide a team approach to ensure our patients and their loved ones are given the best care possible. Our goal is to serve every eligible patient with the same care and compassion we would give to our own families.

Job Opening

 We are looking for experienced, compassionate, caring, and dynamic Chaplain.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY

The Chaplain is responsible for the provision of spiritual care services to patients and families/caregivers of the hospice, either directly or through coordination of care with other spiritual counselors.

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

* Completes a spiritual assessment of patients and families/caregivers in the hospice program meeting them where they are on their journey.

* Coordinates and communicates with members of the interdisciplinary team in developing an individualized plan of care to meet identified spiritual needs.

* Documents spiritual services provided and progress of patient/family needs on a clinical progress note.

* Provides direct spiritual care to patients and families/caregivers according to the plan of care.

* Maintains records of spiritual care services utilization and related activities for quality assurance and program development.

* Attends and actively participates in the interdisciplinary group meeting.

* Assists in supervision of spiritual care volunteers when assigned to patients/ families/caregivers.

* Serves as liaison and support to community chaplains and spiritual counselors and documents ongoing communication.

* Recruits community chaplains, spiritual counselors, and spiritual care volunteers adequate to meet patient and family/caregiver needs by developing community contacts and offering education through congregations about hospice care.

* Actively participates in quality assessment performance improvement teams and activities.

* Provides consultation, education, and support to the interdisciplinary group and hospice staff on spiritual care.

* Provides for funeral or memorial services for patients as requested.

* Collaborates with the Bereavement Coordinator in planning periodic memorial services to meet the needs of personnel, volunteers, and community clergy/spiritual counselors working with the hospice team.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

* Graduate of an accredited seminary or school of theology and/or certification, CPE preferred.

* Documented evidence of appropriate training and skills to provide spiritual counseling, such as Bachelor of Divinity, Master of Divinity or equivalent theological degree or training.

* Experience working with death and dying, individuals/family/caregiver preferred.

* Hospice experience preferred.

 

Heart of Hospice is an equal opportunity employer.