Rockingham VNA & Hospice

Req#13694

Req#: 13694
Part Time,Day Shift 28 hours/week
3 full days, 1 half day

Member of the interdisciplinary team reporting to the Psychosocial Team Manager. Provides spiritual support to the patient's and family's desire and belief system that is consistent with Hospice Policies and procedures.

Requirements:

  • Master's Degree
  • Graduate of accredited seminary or school of theology or spiritual training
  • CPE Units preferred
  • Valid Driver's License

Major Responsibilities:

  1. Provides direct spiritual support and/or counsel to patients/families in keeping with patient's/family's belief system.
  2. Works with staff; clergy and community groups to enhance their sensitivity to the spiritual concerns of patients/families experiencing terminal illness and loss.
  3. Participates in patient conferences by exploring and assessing the potential spiritual needs of patients/families and reporting on services as indicated.
  4. Provides bereavement follow-up services as necessary.
  5. Maintains proper records of visits to patients/families.
  6. Performs occasional liturgical assignments such as the annual Service of Remembrance.
  7. Conducts or makes arrangements for funeral or memorial services when indicated.
  8. Develops and maintains a resource group of clergy to whom specific aspects of spiritual care may be delegated.
  9. Provides essential programs for community clergy; religious and lay representatives as resources allows.
  10. Performs other assignments as necessary and appropriate.

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