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Hospice Chaplain

Lawrence, MA

Department
Chaplain West
Job ID
9309
Schedule
Part Time
Shift
Days

Description

****Exceptional People To Provide Exceptional Care!****

 

Your skill and experience can make a difference in the lives of people nearing the end of their life’s journey.

 

As a Chaplain, you are a member of the hospice team with advanced training in theology and/or psychology who is able to provide a wide range of supportive services to people from a variety of religious backgrounds and experiences during a time of crisis in their lives.

 

***Assisting in servicing Southern New Hampshire and Northwestern Massachusetts***

Responsibilities:

  • Provides spiritual support to patients and families, contact all patients/families by phone within 3 days and completes a Spiritual Assessment Form within 5 calendar days of admission.

  • Based on assessment and patient /family wishes, provides spiritual support in a nonjudgmental manner.

  • Communicate patient/family reports concisely and effectively to team.

  • Participates in family conferences and serve as a liaison with the patient’s spiritual community leader.

  • Assists with funeral and memorial services when requested and collaborate effectively with other members of IDT.

  • Assists with hospice education and memorial services in community and participate in achieving MVH goals and objectives.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in religion/theology, pastoral care, human services or psychology or advanced certification in a spiritual ministry such as Clinical Pastoral Education or Chaplaincy.

  • Some field experience in ministry.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of and sensitivity to, the spiritual issues expressed by the terminally ill and their families.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of the grieving process.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of the Hospice philosophy of health care delivery.

  • Ability to be open, flexible and ecumenical in ministry.

  • CPE Units Preferred

 

 

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