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Hospice Chaplain (On-call ) (Portland, OR)

Location: Portland, OR Job Number: 707209 Date posted: 06/08/2018
Description: To directly provide and coordinate the provision of chaplain services for hospice patients and families consistent with the requirements of Medicare Hospice Conditions of Participation and accepted standards of practice. To integrate spiritual care/support in the work of the interdisciplinary team. To assume hospice patients and families receive spiritual support, comfort and guidance at the end of life consistent with their spiritual traditions and values.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Directly provide spiritual support/counseling services through home visits and both individual and group counseling. Coordinate the provision of spiritual care to terminally ill patients and their families enrolled in the hospice program utilizing personal, community and volunteer resources.
  • Assure the assessment of the spiritual needs, issues, concerns of hospice patients/families. Assure assessments are clearly documented, appropriate interventions planned, implemented and evaluated for effectiveness.
  • Assure staff and volunteer competency in the assessment, provision, coordination and documentation of spiritual support and needs. Provide and facilitate the training and education of staff through departmental and community resources.
  • Oversee the development and coordination of spiritual care resources including but not limited to literature, support groups, mentors/consultants, community resources, educational rituals, program events including memorial services, and alternative care.
  • Measure and monitor the quantity and quality of pastoral care/spiritual support services provided including but not limited to family satisfaction, outcomes and utilization of services. Develop and implement performance measures to improve such that they meet prioritized patient and program goals.
  • Provides bereavement support to surviving family members for up to 13 months after patient dies; including phone support, in home visitations, bereavement support groups and assisting with memorial or funeral services when requested by family as scheduling allows.
  • Perform other duties as requested.


  • Basic Qualifications:
    Experience
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience providing spiritual care services in a health care setting.
  • Minimum one (1) year of professional experience providing services to the terminally ill and/or bereaved.
    Education
  • Master's degree in theology, divinity, pastoral care, philosophy or related discipline.
    License, Certification, Registration
  • Valid driver's license required at time of hire/transfer.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers required upon hire/transfer.

    Additional Requirements:
  • Completion of at least four units of Clinical Pastoral Education Program (CPE).
  • Thorough knowledge of the spiritual, emotional and general care needs of patents and their families at the end of life.
  • Proficiency in the delivery of emotional, spiritual, grief counseling and support group services with individuals and groups at the end of life and in the grief process.
  • Demonstrates customer-focused service skills.
  • Demonstrates skill in leading groups and teams.
  • Demonstrates skill in public speaking.
  • Ability to participate collaboratively within an interdisciplinary team.
  • Well-developed peer mentoring and development skills. Ability to assist and mentor clinicians and volunteers in the provision of emotional/spiritual support in their daily practice.
  • Excellent listening and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to document assessments, care delivered; and to coordinate both clearly and concisely using a laptop computer.
  • Ability to provide quality counseling services for patients/families at end of life with respect and sensitivity to individual beliefs, coping mechanisms, goals, etc.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Ability to meet department visit productivity requirements.
  • Ability to document clinical care clearly and concisely in an electronic medical record.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Minimum three (3) years of service within a health careinterdisciplinary team. setting as a chaplain.
  • Minimum two (2) years of working as a member of a hospice
  • Board certified Pastoral Counselor.
  • Knowledge of diverse religious cultural practices, health care ethics, grief and bereavement counseling techniques with hospice families and excellent work organization skills.

    Primary Location: Oregon,Portland,Montgomery Park 2701 NW Vaughn St. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 1 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Working Hours Start: Varies Working Hours End: Varies Job Schedule: Call-in/On-Call Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Entry Level Job Category: Behavioral / Mental Health Department: Continuing Care Services Travel: Yes, 100 % of the Time
    Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
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