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Job Title/Position: Hospice Chaplain

Reports To:              Executive Director

FLSA Status:             Exempt

Job Description Summary

The Hospice Chaplain is responsible for the provision of spiritual care services to patients and families/caregivers of Frontier Hospice, either directly or through coordination of care with other spiritual counselors.

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities
  1. Assures spiritual assessment of patients and families/caregivers in the hospice program and appropriate services are rendered in a timely
  2. Facilitates the development of the individualized plan of care by participating in the comprehensive assessment to meet identified spiritual
  3. Provides direct spiritual care to patients and families/caregivers.
  4. Serves as liaison and support to community chaplains and spiritual
  5. Maintains records of spiritual care services utilization and related activities for quality assurance, program development, and policies and procedures review and
  6. Documents direct services and ongoing communication with community chaplains and spiritual counselors.
  7. Attends patient care conference and interdisciplinary group meetings as a member of the interdisciplinary
  8. Provides consultation, education, and support to the interdisciplinary group on spiritual
  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
  10. Actively participates in quality assessment performance improvement teams and
  11. Provides for funeral or memorial services for patients as
  12. Plans periodic memorial services to meet the needs of personnel, volunteers, and community clergy/spiritual counselors working with the hospice
  13. Assists in supervision of spiritual care volunteers when assigned to patients/ families/caregivers.
  14. Accepts and performs other related duties and responsibilities as required.
Position Qualifications
  1. Graduate of accredited seminary or school of theology (BD, MDiv or equivalent theological degree). Experience working with death and dying, individuals/family/caregiver.
  2. Ability to work as member of interdisciplinary team/group.
  3. Comfort in an interfaith setting.
  4. Ability to accept different lifestyles, cultures, beliefs, and values.
  5. Ability to network with community clergy and congregations.
  6. Knowledge of and commitment to hospice philosophy of care.
  7. Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state or organization requirements and is in good working order.
  8. Hospice/ experience preferred
Working Conditions (Travel, Hours, And Environment)
  1. Able to work part time or PRN, with some weekend work
  2. Holiday coverage per holiday schedule.
  3. 90%  weekly travel without restriction;  0% overnight travel
  4. This position is paid an hourly wage.
Physical/Sensory Requirements (With Or Without The Aid Of Mechanical Devices)

Not Applicable for this position

OSHA Category Classification Category I: Tasks that involve exposure to blood, body fluids or tissues.  This includes all procedures or job related tasks that involve inherent potential for mucous membrane or skin contact with blood, body fluids or tissues, or potential spills or splashes of them.

The above statements are only meant to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job related tasks other than those stated in this description.

I have read and understand the above job description.  By signing below, I certify that I meet the minimum requirements and physical demands of the job and will comply with all Altus Hospice policies and procedures.

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