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Chaplain/Spiritual Care & Bereavement Coordinator

Lakes Region Visiting Nurse Association

The Lakes Region VNA is a community-based nonprofit organization providing healthcare services throughout the greater Lakes Region area.  We've been serving your community since 1923!
Our highly trained staff includes nurses; home health aides; social workers; physical, speech, and occupational therapists; hospice specialists; in-home companions; and community wellness professionals.
We strive to make working with us as simple as possible.  Lakes Region VNA accepts payment from Medicare, Medicaid, Veterans Assistance, Workers' Compensation, private pay, and private insurance.  We never refuse patients due to the inability to pay.  If we can't provide the care you need, we'll help you find a suitable alternative.
We provide healthcare services in the comfort of your home, wherever your home may be.
Whatever your healthcare needs, think of the Lakes Region VNA first, and ask your doctor for us.  We'll be there, where you need us.


As a key member of the interdisciplinary team, the Chaplain is responsible to provide spiritual support to patients and families in accordance with their wishes and belief system as well as the hospice plan of care. In this role, the Chaplain will provide support to individuals of diverse faiths and backgrounds.

Requirements:

Educational Requirements

  • Masters of Divinity or equivalent Graduate Degree from an accredited Seminary or Theological school.
  • Be ordained, commissioned or similarly recognized by his/her faith group to function in a ministry of pastoral care.
  • A minimum of two units CPE.

Other Requirements

  • Prefer at least one-year hospice/end of life experience.
  • Knowledgeable and skilled in dealing with the spiritual issues around life-limiting illness, loss and death.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Exceptional assessment skills
  • Proficiency with medical EMR systems
  • Valid driver's license in good standing and vehicle insurance required
  • Ability to provide trusted, compassionate and expert care
Responsibilities:

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities

  • Assures spiritual assessment of patients and families/caregivers in the hospice program and appropriate services are rendered in a timely manner.
  • Facilitates the development of the individualized the plan of care by participating in the comprehensive assessment to meet identified spiritual needs.
  • Provides direct spiritual care to patients and families/caregivers.
  • Serves as liaison and support to community chaplains and spiritual counselors.
  • Maintains records of spiritual care services utilization and related activities for quality assurance, program development, and policies and procedures review and revision.
  • Documents direct services and ongoing communication with community chaplains and spiritual counselors.
  • Attends patient care conference and interdisciplinary group meetings as a member of the interdisciplinary group.
  • Provides consultation, education, and support to the interdisciplinary group on spiritual care.
  • Recruits community chaplains, spiritual counselors, and spiritual care volunteers adequate to meet patient and family/caregiver needs by developing community contacts and offering education through congregations about hospice care.
  • Provides for funeral or memorial services for patients as requested.
  • Plans periodic memorial services to meet the needs of personnel, volunteers, and community clergy/spiritual counselors working with the hospice team.
  • Assists in supervision of spiritual care volunteers when assigned to patients/ families/caregivers.
  • Actively participates in quality assessment performance improvement teams and activities.
  • Accepts and performs other related duties and responsibilities as required.
How to Apply:

Please log in to www.lrvna.org, click on about _careers_ fill out form and upload resume.

Send resume directly to kkelly@lrvna.org or bwentworth@lrvna.org.

Call 603-279-6611 and ask for Brenda Wentworth.

Job Location:

Greater Lakes Region

Date Added: June 22, 2020

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