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Hospice Chaplain / Spiritual Care Counselor

Company: Anchor Health
Location: Novato
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Anchor Health -
Are you looking for a work place where you can make a genuine difference?
Anchor Health is committed to the communities of which we serve, the patients and families we have the honor of caring for and the employees who have chosen us as their work family.
The Chaplain is responsible for the provision of spiritual care services to patients and families/caregivers of Anchor Health LLC, either directly or through coordination of care with other spiritual counselors.

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Requirements

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1. Assures spiritual assessment of patients and families/caregivers in the hospice program and appropriate services are rendered in a timely manner.
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2. Facilitates the development of the individualized the plan of care by participating in the comprehensive assessment to meet identified spiritual needs.
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3. Provides direct spiritual care to patients and families/caregivers.
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4. Serves as liaison and support to community chaplains and spiritual counselors.
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5. Maintains records of spiritual care services utilization and related activities for quality assurance, program development, and policies and procedures review and revision.
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6. Documents direct services and ongoing communication with community chaplains and spiritual counselors.
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7. Attends patient care conference and interdisciplinary group meetings as a member of the interdisciplinary group.
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8. Provides consultation, education, and support to the interdisciplinary group on spiritual care.
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9. Recruits community chaplains, spiritual counselors, and spiritual care volunteers adequate to meet patient and family/caregiver needs by developing community contacts and offering education through congregations about hospice care.
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10. Provides for funeral or memorial services for patients as requested.
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11. Plans periodic memorial services to meet the needs of personnel, volunteers, and community clergy/spiritual counselors working with the hospice team.
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12. Assists in supervision of spiritual care volunteers when assigned to patients/ families/caregivers.
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13. Actively participates in quality assessment performance improvement teams and activities.
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14. Accepts and performs other related duties and responsibilities as required

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POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

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1. Graduate of accredited seminary or school of theology (BD, MDiv or equivalent theological degree). Experience working with death and dying, individuals/family/caregiver.
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2. Ability to work as a member of the interdisciplinary group.
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3. Comfort in an interfaith setting.
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4. Ability to accept different lifestyles, cultures, beliefs and values.
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5. Ability to network with community clergy and congregations.
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6. Knowlegde of and commitment to hospice philosophy of care.
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7. Hospice experience preferred.
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8. Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state or organization requirements and is in good working order.

Benefits Include:

Competitive compensation
Health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance
Life insurance
401(k) plan with numerous investment options and generous company match
Paid Time Off

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Keywords: Anchor Health, Novato , Hospice Chaplain / Spiritual Care Counselor, Healthcare , Novato, California

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