Hospice Chaplain, PRN
Location: 901 Jones Road, Springdale
Schedule: As needed
General Description: The Hospice Chaplain is an integral part of the hospice interdisciplinary team and is responsible for assessing the spiritual needs of the hospice patient and family. Ability to care for patients of diverse cultures and/ or religious backgrounds, delivering spiritual services in a manner consistent with patient/family beliefs and desire for service. Coordinates spiritual services offered through the hospice staff, local religious organizations or community clergy. Provides funeral services when requested, and assists family with this planning. Provides bereavement support. Assists with public speaking/training concerning spiritual issues, end of life concerns and hospice care for other health care providers.
Requirements: Prior healthcare chaplaincy experience required. 5 years related experience or training. Knowledge of death, dying and bereavement preferred, as well as experience with end of life issues and hospice services. Exceptional listening and time management skills. Requires good computer skills and ability to read, write and communicate effectively in English, face to face and by phone. Prior experience using electronic health systems preferred. Requires long periods of driving in moderate to heavy traffic, requiring reliable transportation. Occasional work outside normal office hours, including call coverage, may be required. Valid driver’s license, personal auto and current auto liability insurance. Requires current TB test and annual flu vaccination. Ability to walk, stand, push, pull, bend and lift up to 25 pounds.
Education: Graduate of an accredited Theological Seminary or Divinity School. Master of Divinity Degree preferred. Ordained and endorsed in good standing within denomination. At least one unit of CPE required with the intent to complete all units for certification.