Bereavement Coordinator

Monroe, Louisiana, United States Full-time

 

Job Title: 

Bereavement Coordinator 

Reports To: 

Administrator 

Exemption Status:   

Exempt 

 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY 

 

The Bereavement Coordinator is responsible to plan, implement, and maintain a bereavement program to help the family cope with death related grief and loss issues for up to 13 months following the death of the individual hospice patient as well as offer Bereavement to facilities where hospice patients reside. 

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES 

 

  • Coordinates the assessment and delivery of grief counseling needs and services (one-to-one, groups, and ongoing follow-up) to ensure timely and appropriate services are provided to family/caregivers. 
  • Supervises the documentation of all bereavement contacts with patient/family/caregivers, as required. 
  • Acts as a liaison with other disciplines in Hospice to assure the appropriate level of support for families. 
  • Maintains proper documentation of bereavement services provided and progress of the bereaved on the clinical progress note. 
  • Provides bereavement support to hospice personnel coping with work related grief through one-to-one counseling, supervision of interns providing one-to-one counseling, and referral to community resources. 
  • Assists as needed in evaluating and planning services to meet hospice personnel support needs, i.e., yearly retreats, weekly support groups. 
  • Participates in hospice activities such as in-service education, hospice personnel meetings, and relevant committees. 
  • Attends and actively participates in the Interdisciplinary team meetings. 
  • Provides bereavement information and referral services to the bereaved, as needed, in accordance with the POC, and callers from the community.  Expands and maintains community resource list as needed. 
  • Plans for Bereavement Program development and expansion by setting attainable program goals that align with overall agency goals through annual evaluation of services. 
  • Provides Bereavement services to skilled nursing facilities if requested. 
  • Coordinates the planning of memorial services with the assistance of the spiritual counselor and other members of the organization as needed.  
  • Functions independently, but seeks and accepts guidance from other members of the interdisciplinary group, or from member of the community. 
  • Facilitates community outreach programs for grief support. 
  • Assists the administrator in performing other related duties and responsibilities as required. 
  • Knowledge of and adherence to all policy and procedures. 
  • Maintains compliance by documenting accurately and timely within the organization’s electronic health record. 
  • Lives the Mission, strives to achieve the Vision and exemplifies the Core Values of the organization. 
  • Works toward exceeding chosen Pillar goals in the areas of Employee Satisfaction, Customer Satisfaction,    Quality Service, Compliance, Growth and Financial Performance. 
  • Knowledge of and adherence to the employee Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics.                 

                                                               

The above statements are intended to be a summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those stated in this description. 

 

 

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS 

 

  • Minimum 4 year degree preferred  (Social Worker or Licensed counselor) 
  • Documented evidence of appropriate training and experience counseling and addressing grief issues  

of the bereaved under the supervision of a qualified professional. 

  • Primarily frequent in nature with exerting up to fifty pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to twenty pounds of force frequently, and/or up to ten pounds of force constantly to move objects: reaching, lifting, carrying, handling, walking, sitting, standing, bending, squatting, climbing, kneeling, and twisting.  Position may require pushing and pulling up to 300 lbs. Frequent to continuous speaking, hearing, near visual acuity, far visual acuity, depth perception, typing and driving.