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Hospice Spiritual Counselor (Per Diem - Eastside)

Location: Seattle, WA Additional Locations:

North Bend
Job Number: 794359 Date posted: 05/07/2019

Great News!

Kaiser Permanente Washington is currently seeking a Per Diem Hospice Spiritual Counselor to join our amazing Hospice team!

The individual in this role will primarily cover King and Snohomish Counties, but will also be available to cover Pierce and Kitsap.  (Please note, assignments can be declined due to location.)

In this position you will provide spiritual and emotional care to patients and families in the home or inpatient facility. Provide spiritual and emotional care to patients, families and staff members of the Hospice Program through direct request or in coordination with community clergy.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Assess the spiritual needs & resources of the hospice patient and significant other and/or family and other care givers.

  • Provide care directly and/or make referrals to appropriate community spiritual providers.

  • Provide spiritual & emotional counseling and support to Hospice patients, families, Hospice team members and other health care providers working with Hospice patients.

  • Facilitate the planning of appropriate rituals & services with patients, family and friends.

  • Participates in weekly interdisciplinary team meetings by sharing pertinent, non-confidential patient/family information and assures the incorporation of the patient/family spiritual plan into the overall plan for care.

  • Participates in the spiritual community at large to identify & develop specific resources for spiritual, religious support among all denominations.

  • Provides education & consultation to the public and professional community in the area of spiritual care for the dying.

  • Provides training & consultation to the Hospice Program and Bereavement Volunteers.

Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum one (1) year of recent clinical pastoral experience.

  • Education

  • Master's degree in theology with clinical pastoral education from an accredited school In addition, ordination or commissioning to function in a ministry of pastoral care and ecclesiastical endorsement by a faith group.

  • License, Certification, Registration

  • Association of Professional Chaplains or another Chaplain certification body required within three (3) years of hire date.

  • Additional Requirements:

  • Ability to be open, flexible and ecumenical in ministry.

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, group process and development skills.

  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • N/A
  • Primary Location: Washington,Seattle,Capitol Hill West Building 200 15th Ave. E Scheduled Weekly Hours: 1 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: 8:00 AM Working Hours End: 5:00 PM Job Schedule: Per Diem Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Temporary Employee Group/Union Affiliation: SEIU Therapist Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Continuing Care Department: Home Health and Hospice 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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