BrightSpring Health Services

Chaplain - Hospice

Job Locations US-GA-NEWNAN
ID
2021-36790
Position Type
Full-Time
Line of Business
Sacred Journey Hospice

Our Company

Sacred Journey Hospice

Overview

The Chaplain will provide spiritual and emotional care to terminally ill patients and their families. This person can work with people of various religious faiths and cultures.

Responsibilities

• Provide spiritual assessment, counseling and support to patients and families. Provide direct care at the patient place of residence as indicated.
• Participate in the preparation, evaluation and execution of the interdisciplinary care plan to assure that the aims of continuity and comprehensiveness of care are accomplished.
• Provide spiritual care in a non-judgmental manner that honors the spiritual needs of the patient/family.
• Work collaboratively as a member of Interdisciplinary Team(s).
• Provide bereavement care and support to patients and families.
• Facilitate linkage to community clergy as desired by patients/families.
• Perform memorial and funeral services for clients and contracted facilities as requested.
• Prepare documentation for the clinical record per Hospice standards.
• Demonstrate and apply knowledge of diverse religious, cultural and spiritual values and customs related to illness, death and mourning.
• Organize and participate in Hospice memorial services.
• Participate in taking on-call responsibilities as necessary including weekends and evenings.
• Participate in the Interdisciplinary Team meetings, staff meetings, and other meetings as requested.
• Demonstrate understanding of and adherence to professional Codes of Ethics and related organizational policies.
• Participate in professional liaisons with other clergy and pastoral and health care standards.
• Maintain quality and productivity standards and to participate in the measurement of these standards.
• Participate in agency and community programs, including supervision, to enhance learning and performance.
• Participate in the orientation of volunteers and staff as requested.
• Participate in providing support to staff and volunteers in coping with job-related stress.
• Adhere to practice of confidentiality regarding patients, families, staff, and the organization.
• Adheres to all policies, procedures and regulations regarding patient care, conduct, safety, fire, security, and risk management.
• Participation in SJH company functions including attendance at a minimum of one patient related function annually such as memorial service.
• Establish HHA plan of care as well as indirectly and directly supervising the plan of care per regulations.
• Perform as a member of the SJH team and participate in the philosophy of the agency.
• Performs other duties as assigned consistent with skills and training and the mission and goals of the agency.
• Understands and adheres to the Sacred Journey Hospice, Inc. vision and Organizational Philosophy, and advocates its philosophy.
• Follows the guidelines for universal precautions when providing patient care.
• Demonstrates a positive attitude and working relationship with staff members, volunteers, patients and families.
• Carries out duties and responsibilities of position in a manner that exemplifies excellent customer service.
• Consistently represent SJH to all internal and external customers ethically, with integrity and professionalism.
• Addresses patient’s needs by being responsive to phone calls and emails.
• Has a duty to report any potential misconduct or policy violation supervisor and/or Administrator of SJH Standards
• or federal or state laws and regulations.
• Has a responsibility to participate in staff training and education programs

Qualifications

• Clinical Pastoral Education (one unit minimum, two units or more preferred)
• Two (2) years’ experience in health care preferred
• Knowledge of the spiritual issues common during illness, death and bereavement
• Endorsement by denomination preferred
• Must have reliable transportation and maintain a current driver license in the state and maintain automobile liability insurance.
• Must be able to understand, read, write and speak English.
• Must be able to relate positively and favorably to the patients, families and outside agencies and to work cooperatively with other Employees.
• Must understand and accept hospice philosophy and be knowledgeable of pain and symptom control as related to terminally ill patients.
• Must demonstrate autonomy, organization, assertiveness, flexibility and cooperation in performing job responsibilities.
• Must comply with acceptable professional standards and practice

About our Line of Business

Sacred Journey Hospice provides a special kind of care to the patients, their families, and their caregivers who are living with advanced illnesses. At Sacred Journey Hospice, the mission is to tenderly embrace those facing the final moments of life, along with their loved ones, with expert medical care, emotional support, and spiritual guidance. Services are provided in the comfort of home, at a nursing home or assisted living facility, or at our 12-bed inpatient facility.
 
For more information about Sacred Journey, please visit www.sacredjourneyhospice.com.  Follow us on FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn.
 

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