This role provides spiritual or pastoral counseling to Landmark patients. Services are requested on as needed basis. The Chaplain provides emotional and spiritual counseling to patients, families, and bereaved for the supportive care program. Duties include serving as a member of interdisciplinary team, acting as a liaison between other community clergy and landmark patients and being the link to the community regarding spiritual care of the dying and their families.
Flexible schedule, 5-10 hours per week with future growth to 20 hours per week.
• Provides direct spiritual support and/or counsel to patients/families in keeping with patients’/family’s beliefs.
• Serves as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team involved in client care planning, with focus on spiritual components of care
• Facilitates clients’ and families’ access to spiritual care as requested and desired
• Informs patients and their families about available community clergy
• Maintain accurate and timely documentation of client care
• Demonstrate competency in the cultural and age specific needs of the clients
• Provide education, support and consultation to clergy in the community regarding end of life issues
• Participate and/or lead discussions on ethics related to end of life care
• Offers spiritual guidance or pastoral counseling to patients, caregivers, and/or family members and renders appropriate services in a timely manner
• Provides direct spiritual care to patients and families/caregivers
• May provide counseling in person with a visit to the patients place of residence, or via telephone if preferred or most convenient.
• Coordinates and plans religious services according to the patient’s wishes and religious needs
• Documents direct services and any ongoing communication with community chaplains and spiritual counselors
• Bachelor’s Degree in Religious Studies or a related topic and a Master’s Degree in Theology, Divinity, Pastoral Studies or related field required.
• Chaplain certified by NACC/APC/NAJC/ACPE/CAPPE (or eligible within two years) with at least 4 units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) or a minimum of 5 years work in a faith community and evidence of continuing education as a spiritual care provider.
• Two-four years’ experience providing spiritual care preferred.
• Valid driver’s license, personal vehicle for on-the-job transportation, and evidence of insurance coverage
• Maintains adequate automobile liability insurance
• CPR certification required
• Must be able to administer to people of all faiths
• Behaves in a courteous, professional manner with patients, family, and health care professionals and can maintain confidentiality
• Convey a sense of maturity and sensitivity with good listening skills as evident on interviewing
• Ability to document in our electronic medical record (EMR) in a timely fashion