Chaplain

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States | Full-time

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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. We are looking for an experienced, compassionate, caring, and dynamic Chaplain for this full-time position

As a member of the Pastoral Team, you will serve as a critical liaison between the benefit of hospice services and potential patients, their loved ones and caregivers, and our healthcare partners. Contributing to patient access to care at Heart of Hospice will not only bring you purpose in and satisfaction with your work, but will also welcome you into our dedicated, skilled, and mission-driven team.

About Us:

Heart of Hospice was founded in 2007 with a vision to transform end-of-life care in the communities we serve. We currently provide care to 16 regions across Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and South Carolina. We believe all hospice-eligible patients and those who love them deserve the best care at the end of life. Our team members receive access to excellent training, innovative technology, competitive benefits, and unlimited opportunities to learn and grow.

The Position:

The Chaplain will complete a spiritual assessment of patients and families/caregivers as well as keep documentation of the progress of the patient/family on the clinical progress note. He/she will coordinate and communicate with members of the interdisciplinary team in developing an individualized plan of care to meet identified spiritual needs and will provide direct spiritual care to patients and families/caregivers. Attends and actively participates in the interdisciplinary group meeting. Serves as liaison and support to community chaplains and spiritual counselors and documents ongoing communication. Provides for a funeral or memorial service 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.

The Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited seminary or school of theology and/or certification, CPE preferred
  • Documented evidence of appropriate training and experience counseling and addressing grief issues of the bereaved under the supervision of a qualified professional.
  • Hospice/ experience preferred working with death and dying, individuals/family/caregiver.

 

Why Should I Apply:

  • Excellent benefits
  • Competitive healthcare package
  • 401k match
  • Eligible for paid holidays and PTO from date of hire
  • EAP program
  • Supportive team environment
  • Growth and advancement opportunities

 Website: www.heartofhospice.net

Heart of Hospice is an Equal Opportunity Employer