Chaplain Hospice Home Health - Per diem
Posted on: March 17, 2023
To provide spiritual support and counseling to hospice patients,
families and staff in a culturally competent manner. The Chaplain
is a member of the interdisciplinary patient care team,
participates in patient care planning and documents all pertinent
interventions in the patient care record using established charting
- Provides spiritual assessment, support and counseling to
patients, family members/significant others at patient's place of
- Provides spiritual support and counseling to staff
- Completes clinical documentation in the patient's medical
- May serve on committees as required by hospice policies and
procedures or as requested by leadership. Participates in
Departmental Quality Assurance Activities as requested.
- Conducts in-service training for staff with regard to providing
- Conducts religious services for patients as requested.
- Maintains professional boundaries with patient and family.
- Meets established visit schedule with patient/family.
- Selects and attends education programs to assist in improving
skills in provision of care.
- Coordinates, trains and evaluates lay Spiritual Care
volunteers, and/or a team of interfaith community spiritual care
volunteers as needed.
- Provides and coordinates spiritually based support for various
faith traditions throughout the year. (i.e Ash Wednesday, blessing
of medical center events or other celebrations, services, memorials
outside of normal business hours.)
- 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 memorial or funeral
services for expired patients when requested by family as
- May need to be available on a 24-hour basis (as determined
appropriate by local leadership.
- Minimum of one (1) year of experience as a Clinical
Chaplain/Spiritual Counselor in a Hospital, Ambulatory, Home
Health, Palliative Care or Hospice setting required.
- Masters Degree in Divinity, Theology or related field from an
accredited Seminary, College or University required.
- Minimum of four (4) units of Clinical Pastoral Education from
an ACPE accredited program (ACPE is the CPE program accredited by
the U.S. Department of Education).
License, Certification, Registration
- Board Certified Chaplain Certification from Association of
Professional Chaplains OR National Association of Catholic
Chaplains Certification OR National Association of Jewish Chaplains
- Driver's License (California)
- Basic Life Support
- Must be able to serve & support people of all religions, world
views, and spiritual perspectives.
- Maintains adequate automobile liability insurance as required
by Hospice Program policy.
- Meet Medical Center/Homecare requirements for health appraisal
and annual PPD testing.
- Behaves in a courteous, professional manner with patients,
staff and health care professionals and maintains patient
- Appropriate age specific competencies to be successfully
completed by end of orientation: Infant, Toddler, Child,
Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric.
- Conveys a sense of maturity and sensitivity with good listening
skills as evident on interviewing.
- Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and crisis
- Demonstrated excellent reading, writing and verbal
- Ability to recognize urgent patient needs and how to report
- Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership
- Two (2) or more years of experience as a Clinical Chaplain/
Spiritual Counselor in a Hospital, Home Health, Palliative or
- PhD, DMin, ThD or EdD from an accredited Seminary, College or
University. Certificates specializing in Palliative or Hospice
Job Category: Behavioral Health, Social Services & Spiritual
Keywords: Kaiser, Pomona , Chaplain Hospice Home Health - Per diem, Healthcare , Pomona, California
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