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Chaplain

Bereavement | San Antonio, TX | Part Time

Job Description

Seeking a Compassionate Spiritual Leader to Serve as Our Chaplain and Bereavement Coordinator

Position Description & Responsibilities

Working as a member of the interdisciplinary team, the chaplain serves the spiritual needs of patients and families. The chaplain also helps to assess and provide overall patient and family needs, including support at the time of death and beyond through the role of Bereavement Coordinator.

Work For A Leader In Hospice Care

Good Shepherd Hospice is a growing provider of hospice care with a clear vision for our future, strong leadership to guide us and great opportunities for all current and future employees. We are a member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Association, Medicare Certified and State Licensed.

Responsibilities

ASSESSMENT: Receives patient’s information and makes appointment to determine spiritual needs and concerns, establishing goals with patient and family including frequency of visits.

VISITS: Presents appropriate spiritual material for patent and family based on expressed needs and preferences. Prays with the patient and/or family as invited and provides emotional support as appropriate. Documents visits and progress towards meeting goals.

BEREAVEMENT: Performs or participates in bereavement services, including planning for viewings and funerals when requested. Provides spiritual support for survivors as requested.

TEAMWORK: Attends IDT meetings and shares specific spiritual needs for each patient in their care. Attends in-service as appropriate and provides training as requested. Provides spiritual support for staff as invited.

Requirements

  • Minimum of a two-year degree in the pastoral or other applicable field
  • Previous experience in pastoral field, preferably healthcare-related
  • Able to work weekends, nights, and on call, as needed

Benefits

Our competitive benefit package for full-time employees includes paid holidays, Health, Dental and Life Insurance, an education fund, a 401K investment plan with matching and paid time off.

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Good Shepherd Hospice is an Equal Opportunity Employer.