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If you are interested in making a difference in people’s lives at a time when they most need kind and compassionate care, working with terminally ill patients and families may be for you.
Each year demands for our services grow. It is important to have people like you to help Hospice of Green Country continue its mission. If you would like to explore the possibility of “making a difference” while you work, we would like to hear from you.
Applications and resumes will always be accepted and kept on file for one year. Please check back for future opportunities for employment with Hospice of Green Country.
Position: Part-Time Chaplain (20 hours)
Reports to: Social Services Manager
Department: Director of Social Services
FSLA Status: Non-exempt
Job Summary: Responsible for provision of spiritual and emotional support to patients, families and caregivers, either directly or through coordination of care with other spiritual counselors. Additionally, serves as a spiritual resource to staff and volunteers.
• Demonstrates ability to assess and respond to the spiritual and emotional needs of the hospice patient, family and caregivers.
• Demonstrates an appreciation and respect of spiritual values, beliefs, lifestyles, cultures, rituals, practices and goals.
• Demonstrates ability to communicate effectively with those with whom he/she has contact.
• Demonstrates understanding of the multifaceted impact of a terminal illness and death on hospice patients, families and caregivers.
• Graduate of an accredited seminary or school of theology.
• Completion of at least one unit of Clinical Pastoral Education in a medical or hospice setting.
• At least one year experience in professional pastoral counseling in healthcare, preferably a hospice, home health, or palliative care setting.
• Valid Oklahoma Drivers License and automobile insurance verification
Special Job Dimension:
• Must be accepting of all lifestyles, cultures and spiritual beliefs.
• Must be able to work in substandard housing.
Key Responsibilities/Essential Functions:
• Interviews patients, family and caregiver to assess spiritual needs.
• Develops, implements and documents prescribed plans of care to meet identified spiritual needs, including visitation, administration of sacraments, contact with clergy in patient’s / family’s own church, referrals to clergy of particular denominations, or advocacy for patient/family.
• Participates in IDG meetings for the development, review and revision of care plans, problem solving and professional support.
• Participates, with the direction of supervisor, to develop and maintain contacts with other clergy and religious organizations in the community in order to provide education about spiritual concerns of persons with terminal illnesses and about the availability and appropriateness of hospice care.
• Offers services to include meditation, counseling, prayer, sacred rituals or practices, active listening and supportive presence.
• Participates in funerals and memorial services as requested.
• Provides on-call coverage weekdays and weekends on rotating basis as assigned.
• Completes spiritual assessments within 5 calendar days of admission.
• After initial contact, assesses on-going spiritual needs of patients, families, and caregivers at a minimum of monthly by either telephone or visit.
• Based on NHPCO standards, expected caseload for a full-time chaplain is 40—60 patients and visit expectations per week are 15—25. Part-time expectations adjusted according to hours scheduled per week.
• Performs related responsibilities as required or assigned and within the scope of demonstrated competencies.
• Maintain any HGC equipment supplied, such as laptop, phone, etc., and return items in working condition when employment ends.
How to Apply
1) Qualified candidates who desire a focus on excellent patient care, please send resume with cover page and salary requirement to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2) Mail your resume with a cover letter to: Human Resources, Hospice of Green Country, 1120 South Boston Ave, Suite 200, Tulsa, OK 74119.
3) Visit the Hospice of Green Country office at 1120 South Boston Avenue, Suite 200, Tulsa, OK 74119 and complete an application between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Hospice of Green Country is an equal employment opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on merit and agency needs, and not on race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, political affiliation, or any other factor protected by law.