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Chaplain - Hospice

Overview
Ministry Home Care, an Ascension At Home company, is looking for a part-time Chaplain to join our Hospice team in Rhinelander.
This position ministers to all patients, families and staff, regardless of their personal faith tradition, by providing appropriate spiritual services, i.e., listening, pastoral counseling, ethical consultation and prayer. The chaplain participates in educational programs and acts as a resource for physicians, staff, volunteers and the larger faith community. The Chaplain participates in organizational committees related to the Chaplains area of AHAH. Through personal presence, pastoral ministry and in-service education, the chaplain helps to promote and maintain a Christian atmosphere of quality patient-centered care. In the absence of a Chaplain II, the Chaplain may assume a leadership position coordinating other Chaplains and Chaplain Associates
Responsibilities
Provide effective spiritual care as part of an interdisciplinary team that contributes to the well-being of staff, patients/clients, and their families.
Document a spiritual assessment, intervention and plan of care.
Provide leadership and education that shapes and supports the culture of spirituality, mission and values of Ministry Home Care.
Advocate for patients and families within their organization.
Create and facilitate rituals for individuals/groups and organizational needs.
Participate in general, patient caregiver and physician orientation.
Collaborate with area clergy to honor the requests of patients and families.
Adhere to all company policies and procedures.
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Qualifications
Education/Licensing/Certification:
Master's Degree in Theological, Ministerial or related field from an accredited college or university. A minimum of two units of Clinical Pastoral Education is required.
Endorsement by Professional Chaplain Organization and/or Denominational Representative
Current driver's license and proof of auto insurance
Experience:
One to three years of chaplaincy or related experience
Knowledge and Skills:
Ability to work as a team member, share responsibilities and lead prayer services.
Ability to communicate effectively using interpersonal and pastoral counseling skills.
Knowledge of and appreciation for the Christian witness inherent in the philosophy of Catholic healthcare.
Knowledge of ethical principles and ability to facilitate ethical discussions with patient/family/staff as appropriate.
Knowledge of the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Healthcare Organizations.
Responsive to the emotional, psychological and spiritual needs of staff.
Ability to have a cooperative relationship with persons of varying faith traditions, or of no tradition.
Understand the grief process and is able to deal with life and death issues.
Must be comfortable in crisis situations and have the ability to work under stress and difficult situations.
The ability to work with the bereaved in an ecumenical situation.


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