Hospice Chaplain 
Healing Care Hospice - Downey, CA

Provides spiritual care services to patients and their families either directly or through coordination of care with other clergy. Provide spiritual support and/or counseling to patients and families while keeping with their beliefs and spiritual concerns while experiencing terminal illness and loss. Participates and coordinates all care as a member of an interdisciplinary team within scope of practice. Participates in agency committees and activities related to promoting sacred encounters, perfect care of bereavement, participates in hospice orientation, training & competencies of chaplains.

Completes the initial spiritual assessment of patients and families within five days of the consents signed and reports changes to IDG for coordination of Plan of Care * Documents the initial spiritual assessment and creates a Plan of Care with developments of interdisciplinary POC for all chaplain services to support each patient in EMR. * Performs and documents spiritual interventions including patient education according to the POC and adapts these actions as patient needs change. * Documentation completed and synchronized/submitted by 12:00am the same day. * Understands and is competent in workflows, problem charting, interventions and accuracy of input by review of POC at each visit. * Understands the relationship of clinician schedule and the time log to validate clinician’s day and verify accuracy of hours reported and processed to payroll. * Provides direct spiritual care to patients and families based on their needs. * Provides support to patients and families in exploring and utilizing spiritual resources available to them. * Serves as liaison and support to community clergy and spiritual counselors as needed. * Completes documentation in a timely manner according to Agency policies/guidelines. * Participates in interdisciplinary group meetings. * Makes visits as scheduled and participates in on-call rotation as required. * Participates in new hire competency and annual competency of chaplains. * Provides consultation, education and support to the hospice staff on spiritual care. * Performs funeral or memorial services for patients as appropriate. * Participates in bereavement activities as requested. * Participates in hospice’s performance improvement program and education programs as requested. * Completes compliance education and understands all applicable policies. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities: Spanish Speaking Preferred * Effective communication and interpersonal skills. * Ability to work with patients/families of all faiths and spiritual beliefs. * Ability to network with community clergy and congregations. * Knowledge of hospice philosophy of care and end of life spiritual issues. * Demonstrates knowledge of and competency in computer documentation.

Education: Bachelor's degree required from an accredited institution / Master's of Divinity or equivalent graduate degree from an accredited (ATS) seminary or theological school required

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

Required experience:

  • Chaplain: 1 year
  • Hospice: 1 year

Required language:

  • Spanish