The hospice Chaplain works as a member of the interdisciplinary team to assist with the provision of spiritual care to patients/families regardless of their faith as requested.
Responsibilities of the Part Time Chaplin include:
- Provides spiritual care and counseling to patients/families as assigned by Counseling Services Manager.
- Participates in development, implementation, evaluation and updating of Interdisciplinary Care Plan for assigned patients/families.
- Contacts patients clergy, when appropriate, to advise him/her of patients admission to Hospice, to explain the Hospice program and plan of care.
- Participates in weekly Interdisciplinary Group Meetings as assigned.
- Participates in care conferences of assigned patients.
- Documents all patient/family contact and activity in an accurate, professional, and timely manner.
- Conducts funerals and memorial services, as requested and if available.
- Participates in training and performance review activities as required.
- Participates in hospice and community programs as requested to promote understanding of Hospice philosophy and the spiritual aspects of death among community members and clergy.
Qualifications for the Part Time Chaplin include:
- Education: Masters degree from an accredited seminary or school of theology. Licensure or certification as a chaplain, minister, or other pastoral care provider
- Experience: Successful completion of at least one unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE), or equivalent clinical training and experience is preferred.
- Other: Endorsement by and in good standing with his/her own denomination or faith group. Current Michigan drivers license and available transportation.
Skills and Knowledge:
- Assessment, interpersonal, ethical and pastoral skills as well as a personal commitment to a maturing spiritual life.
- Ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Ability to work comfortably with patients/families of various faith communities and backgrounds.
Hospice of Holland is a financially strong non-profit organization deeply committed to providing the best care for hospice patients and their families. The Part Time Chaplin plays an important part in that mission.
Sixteen hours per week between Monday and Friday. The days and hours each day may vary depending on patient need.
Sixteen hours per week. Some variation is possible.