Spiritual Care Coordinator

 

Summary

The Spiritual Care Coordinator is a member of IDG and is responsible for the development, review, evaluation, and implementation of a comprehensive Spiritual Care service for hospice patients and families.

Reports To

Counseling Manager

Responsibilities

1. Attend Interdisciplinary Group meetings and participate in developing the comprehensive care plan, care plan review and care plan updates.

2. Evaluate the spiritual needs of the patient/family.

3. Coordinate the delivery of spiritual care with area clergy.

4. Provide spiritual care in response to the individual needs of the patient/family including but not limited to:
a. Counseling, support, and spiritual guidance.
b. Personal presence and listening.
c. Prayer, meditation, scripture reading and study, spiritual/liturgical exercise, development and coordination of prayer, worship, group support and sacramental/liturgical opportunities for patients, families and staff.

5. Coordinate religious, spiritual, existential experience needs and services with other patient/family needs and services being addressed in a holistic manner by the IDG.

6. Be available as a resource to the staff members facing personal issues related to their work.

7. Provide special awareness and assistance in the identification of the religious and spiritual needs and stresses of patients and families as they experience dying, death and bereavement.

8. Enter accurate, prompt, thorough, professional documentation into the computer record.

9. Maintain a high level of professional competence, with ongoing development in the religious, pastoral care, and interdisciplinary issues related to death, dying and bereavement.

10. Perform other functions, including spiritual care, administrative functions, attending meetings and conferences, and share in the development, support and community education of the Hospice concept and philosophy, as requested.

Qualifications

1. Ability to relate well to the needs of the terminally ill and their families is essential.

2. Must possess an accurate power of observation and a high sensitivity to patient/family needs.

3. Willingness and ability to make home visit throughout Supportive Care of Orleans' service area.

4. Baccalaureate Degree from a regionally accredited college or university.

5. At least one year training in clinical pastoral education, and/or pastoral care ministry.