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Hospice Chaplain
Full Time, 8am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday
Quakertown, PA 18951

Grand View Health, which includes Bucks County's first hospital, has provided residents of Bucks and Montgomery counties with comprehensive healthcare services since 1913. Now a century strong, Grand View offers a range of inpatient and outpatient care, particularly emphasizing the areas of surgery and orthopedics, women's and children's health, heart and vascular care, and cancer treatment. Our colleagues enjoy the best of both worlds by working for a high-quality, low-cost healthcare provider in a collaborative, community environment. Help us build this new era of wellness and lead our community to a healthier future.
 

Responsibilities

In accordance with the plan of care approved by the attending physician when applicable, the Hospice Chaplain assists the Interdisciplinary Group in assessing and meeting the spiritual needs of the patient/patient's family and/or caregivers. The Chaplain is responsible for assessing the spiritual and religious needs of patients and their families. The Hospice Chaplain will arrange for the provision of spiritual and religious support in accordance with their wishes and support families in the bereavement process.

Essential Functions:
  • Provide spiritual support for all patients/families/caregivers as requested.
  • Provide pastoral care that respects diversity and differences including, but not limited to, culture, gender, sexual orientation and spiritual/religious practices.
  • Assess patient's/family's/caregivers' spiritual needs through an initial visit or telephone contact/assessment.
  • Responsibilities include assessing spiritual/religious needs, spiritual counseling, documentation and coordination of services with other IDG members. Responsible for development of the spiritual plan of care and frequency. Schedule and perform visits per the established plan of care. Participate in IDG meetings every 14-15 days and PRN.
  • Provide spiritual/pastoral care to patients/families/caregivers experiencing loss and grief.
  • Plan and/or officiate at funerals/memorial services upon request of family.
  • Provide effective spiritual/emotional support for hospice staff and volunteers as needed.
  • Communicate with patient's community spiritual support person as indicated/requested. Act as a liaison to the spiritual community as indicated.
  • All contacts related to a particular patient are documented in the patient's medical record.
  • Changes in the POC or patient's condition are communicated directly to the IDG via phone, secure text, EMR and/or during IDG meetings.
  • Record hours of service via EMR.
     
Schedule:
Full Time, Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm
 

Qualifications

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
  • High school diploma/GED required.
  • Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • Master's degree preferred.
  • Completed at least one unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) or equivalent required.
  • Provide documentation of current endorsement or of good standing in accordance with the requirements of his/her own faith tradition required.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
  • Ability to make quality, independent decisions required.
  • Ability to listen to others required.
  • Demonstrated written communication skills required.
  • Strong verbal communication and listening skills required.
  • Effective interpersonal skills required.
  • Ability to maintain the strictest levels of confidentiality required.
  • Service-oriented required.
  • Demonstrated time management and priority-setting skills required.
  • Self-directed required.
  • Excellent organizational skills required.
  • Possesses familiarity with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) required.
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