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Hospice Chaplain

York, ME

Hospital And Health Care
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York Hospital Hospice – York Maine
Work Address
127 Long Sands Road, Suite 12, York, ME 03909-1158

Company Description

Home Health Foundation is a proud member of Tufts Medicine, a health system that is rethinking how academic and community centers, local and national businesses, and technology and service innovators can all work together. So that clinicians can deliver expert care where it’s needed most. And, so that we can bring wellness back to health care, one person at a time.

Job Description

As a member of the hospice interdisciplinary team, the Hospice Chaplain provides spiritual and religious support to patients and families consistent with their assessed needs, requests and belief system at end-of-life. The chaplain also serves as a spiritual resource within the agency providing support and guidance for staff.

Essential Functions

  • Participates in the interdisciplinary team conferences and assists in developing and reviewing care plans
  • Completes an initial spiritual assessment as required by Medicare Conditions of Participation guidelines.
  • Based on assessment and patient/family wishes, provide spiritual support and interventions in nonjudgmental manner.
  • Participates in patient care conferences, bereavement meetings, training programs and other events as appropriate and needed.
  • Serve as a liaison with notification and involvement of patient/family’s own spiritual community at patient/family’s request.
  • Understands family dynamics and works effectively within various types of family systems.
  • Communicate patient/family reports concisely and effectively to IDT.
  • Assists with funeral and memorial services when requested.
  • Documents all contacts per procedure including visits, telephone calls, assessments, interventions, responses to interventions, and communications.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work & Travel

This is a per-diem position. 


  • Master of Divinity degree or equivalent from an accredited school/seminary required with completion of one unit of Clinical Pastoral Education.
  • Endorsed standing as a minister, priest, rabbi, or member of a religious order preferred.
  • Experience in a health care setting or working with end-of-life care preferred

Additional Information

Home Health Foundation is an equal opportunity employer- M/F/Veteran/Disability.

AAP/EEO Statement

Home Health Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the patient population in which we serve. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Home Health Foundation is especially interested in candidates who, through their service, training and experience, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of our health care community.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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