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Spiritual Care Coordinator - Per Diem

Company: Hospicare & Palliative Care Services
Location: Cortland
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Description:The Spiritual Care Coordinator's primary responsibility is to meet the patient's and the family's spiritual needs, either directly or through coordinating the activities of others. The Spiritual Care Coordinator is an important member of the Interdisciplinary Team (IDG) and reports to the Manager of Psychosocial Services.This is a per diem position covering Cortland County. Per Diem positions are not benefit-eligible. Direct Services to Patients and Their Families: Time: 80%Conducts spiritual care assessment of patients' and families' needs. Provides confidential counseling to patients and family members to assist them with their spiritual conflicts and concerns.At the patient's or the family's request provides direct spiritual care. At family's request: assists with funeral arrangements; performs pastoral acts such as holy communion, baptism, etc.; and provides religious services for families lacking affiliation with a religious community.Consults with bereavement coordinator and assists in bereavement services as appropriate and as time allows.Serves as a member of the interdisciplinary team that prepares and reviews the patients' care plans.Maintains appropriate clinical records and makes entries in a timely manner.Provides all spiritual care services required by applicable laws and regulations.Coordinative Services: Time: 20%Coordinates the involvement of pastoral care-givers for Hospicare patients and their families.Provides professional consultation on hospice and palliative care concerns to pastoral and other professional care givers.Actively develops and maintains professional relationships with local clergy and faith communities to advance the knowledge and availability of hospice care.Requirements:Requirements of a Spiritual Care Coordinator:Has knowledge of and is comfortable dealing with the emotional effects of death, grief and loss. Is comfortable reaching out to people in distress. Is open, flexible and ecumenical in ministry. Is able to work with diverse groups of people with divergent values. Has excellent verbal and written communications skill. Has knowledge of and is comfortable dealing with diverse spiritual traditions. Has a degree from an accredited seminary or school of theology. Holds a current driver's license, maintains own insurance and is able to provide own transportation. Is endorsed by his or her denomination or faith tradition for hospice spiritual care. (desirable)Has one year of counseling experience. (desirable)PI200915165

Keywords: Hospicare & Palliative Care Services, Syracuse , Spiritual Care Coordinator - Per Diem, Other , Cortland, New York

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