Company: Caris Healthcare
Posted on: June 12, 2021
This position provides in-home spiritual care to patients and
family members/caregivers of the hospice program. Networks with
area clergy providing information about community spiritual
resources to patients and families/caregivers upon request.
Responsible for providing the broad scope of spiritual and pastoral
care. Provides for the emotional and spiritual dimensions of
illness and loss. Promotes confidence, trust, understanding and
caring through excellent listening skills and appropriate,
supportive responses to identified needs. Respects the
religious/spiritual values, beliefs and practices of persons of all
faiths or of no faith tradition.
- Contacts patient/caregiver within five (5) days of a patient's
admission to hospice care to conduct an initial spiritual
assessment. If spiritual care is requested, the initial assessment
is to be completed within 48 hours of admission.
- Completes and documents ongoing assessments, interventions and
outcomes of patient and family/caregiver concerns and spiritual
issues in the Electronic Medical Record.
- In accordance with the Plan of Care (POC), the chaplain will
assist the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) in understanding the
significant religious issues related to terminal illness, impending
loss, and bereavement.
- Coordinates and organizes home visits in the best interests of
time and travel.
- Coordinates efforts with community ministers to gain support of
various denominations and/or faith groups so that the diverse
spiritual needs of the patients can be met effectively.
- Communicates with and supports the patient's/caregiver's clergy
- Provides consultation and education to patient, caregiver and
hospice staff concerning spiritual/religious concerns affecting end
of life care.
- Assists caregivers with funeral arrangements and services as
- Provides counseling to members of the Interdisciplinary team as
appropriate as well as available to volunteers for counseling when
appropriate and participates in volunteer training as needed.
- Willing and able to accurately utilize any automated device
required to document in the electronic medical record, with all
visit documentation completed on the day of the visit.
- Must be willing and available in an on-call rotation to make
after hours visits (evenings and/or weekends) when needed for a
patient's death, funeral, or admission, etc. or spiritual
- Assists with bereavement telephone calls to caregivers
following the death of a patient.
- Master of Divinity or Theology Degree preferred.
- One unit of Clinical Pastoral Education is preferred.
- Prefer one (1) year experience in Hospice or related
Keywords: Caris Healthcare, Asheville , Chaplain PRN, Other , Bristol, North Carolina
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