Responsible, as a member of the interdisciplinary team, for the provision of spiritual support and counsel consistent with patient's, family's or staff member's needs, desires and belief systems. Also responsible for providing a resource group of clergy to whom specific aspects of spiritual care may be delegated in accordance with agency policies and procedures.
- Be eighteen (18) years of age or older
- Graduate of an accepted ministry program.
- Demonstrated ability to be open, sensitive, flexible and ecumenical.
- Minimum 2 years' experience working with individuals requiring spiritual counsel, preferably in the areas of death and dying and grief.
- Must be adaptable to a variety of community settings
- Must have a valid Driver's license
- Must have reliable transportation available during work hours. Vehicle must be properly registered and insured in accordance with state law.
- Must possess current CPR Certification
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES:
- Provide direct spiritual support and/or counsel to patients, families and staff in keeping with their beliefs.
- Work with staff, clergy, and community groups to enhance their sensitivity to the spiritual concerns of patients and families experiencing terminal illness and loss.
- Participate in interdisciplinary team meetings as requested
- Maintain proper records of contacts with patients and families
- Make contact with clergy or appropriate representatives of patients and families as indicated.
- Perform occasional liturgical assignments such as memorial services.
- Provide educational programs for community clergy, religious and lay representatives.
- Act as a resource to other members of the interdisciplinary team regarding spiritual issues or concerns of hospice patients.
- Assess and identify potential spiritual needs of patients and families.
- Adhere to work schedule and maintain good punctuality and attendance record.
- Other duties as assigned.
Working conditions: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, hear; use hands to finger, and handle controls. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and stoop. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
Environment: Moderate noise level similar to a typical home environment and/or typical office environment with computers, printers, and work activity.
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