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Chaplain / Spiritual Counselor
Fidelis Hospice - Fall River, MA

Hospice is not about losing hope, it's about celebrating life; giving patients and family time to enjoy what time they have as a joyful and a healing experience. Fidelis Hospice embraces this idea. We are a growing hospice, staffed by experienced staff and committed to the motto "No one should die alone". Fidelis team members are greatly respected medical professionals who have great independence in their jobs and control over their work schedules. Also, with an excellent pay and benefits package and low patient ratios, our staff enjoy a healthy work/life balance. Fidelis Hospice is a collaborative workplace, where everyone has a voice and no one's input is dismissed; a place to put your heart and mind to good use. Passion, teamwork, commitment to patient care: we are Fidelis Hospice and there is always room for one more kindred mind.

Chaplain (Spiritual Counselor)
FT position, South Shore

The Spiritual Counselor is responsible for providing support to hospice beneficiaries, families and staff, relating to the spiritual aspect of the hospice program, either directly or through coordination of care and other Spiritual Counselors.

Essential Job Functions and Duties:

Provide spiritual support and counseling to beneficiaries and families, including the philosophy of comfort, dignity and quality of life, as it relates to hospice and palliative care. Arrange for the visits of clergy and other members of religious organizations in the community to beneficiaries who request such visits. Advise beneficiaries, families and caregivers of this availability.

Conduct a spiritual assessment as part of the comprehensive assessment for all beneficiaries admitted to hospice.

Develop a comprehensive Spiritual Care Plan based on the interdisciplinary team (IDT) assessment.

Maintain a minimum Productivity Standard according to Fidelis Policy. Productive time consists of face-to-face contact with beneficiaries and families in the form of direct care activities. Productive time also includes coordination of care activities with families, physicians and host nursing facility partners, such as: care collaboration meetings, at-risk meetings, information presentations, or meet and greets.

Maintain compliance with Fidelis' visibility standard by working at least 2 weekend shifts per month, to be determined through consultation with manager/supervisor.

Assist with bereavement follow-up services with families as appropriate.

Provide spiritual support to Fidelisteam members, volunteers and facility staff, as needed.

Requirements:

Graduate of an accredited School of Theology or equivalent.

Must have Certificate of Ordination or Endorsement from congregation.

Certificate in Clinical Pastoral Education with a minimum of three (3) credits preferred.

Previous hospice experience is preferred or experience in a customer-service oriented environment.

Knowledge of cultural and ethnic issues related to death and dying is desirable.

Must have experience working with beneficiaries and families coping with terminal illness and death.

Must have demonstrable competency with computers (MS Word, MS Excel, etc.).

Experience working independently with minimal supervision is required.

Solid verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills are required.

Candidates must successfully complete criminal background check and physical (including drug test & TB screening) per company policy.

Fidelis Hospice offers highly competitive compensation and a generous benefit package.

APPLY:  Interested candidates may register their interest in the job by navigating to *http://www.indeed.com/cmp/Fidelis-Hospice/jobs/Chaplain-142a24dc1c22ea19*.

Online registrations are promptly responded to.

Questions? Feel free to dial 978-912-7244 for more information.