Cleveland, Mississippi, United States


 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.



 · 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.

· 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.



· 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.

· 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