Chaplain-Care Dimensions Hospice House – Lincoln, MA 01773

As a member of the interdisciplinary team, the chaplain works under the supervision of the Clinical Manager and is responsible for providing spiritual support to patients and families consistent with the patient/family’s wishes and belief system.

The chaplain is responsible for implementing and coordinating the provision of spiritual support to patients and families in accordance with the hospice plan of care.

Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree e.g.: Master’s Divinity or Theology preferred or equivalent theological education.
  • Minimum two years pastoral experience in a hospital or community ministry preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to be open, flexible and ecumenical.
  • Experience counseling patients and families who are dealing with terminal illness.
  • Demonstrated understanding of hospice philosophy and principles.
  • Demonstrated ability to be self-directed, flexible and cooperative in fulfilling role obligation, and ability to work effectively within an interdisciplinary team.
  • Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state and/or organization requirements and in good working order.

Team Concept: Works with the interdisciplinary team to plan and coordinate care.

  • Participates in Interdisciplinary Team Meetings, case conferences and other forums and facilitates discussion of issues from caseload for full staff participation, consultation and evaluation.
  • Works as a team member in promoting harmonious working relationships.
  • Assists team members in understanding the significant spiritual factors related to care of the terminally ill patient and the family.
  • Maintains regular communication with primary nurses and social workers, keeping them informed of unusual or potentially problematic patient/family issues.
  • Is available for bereavement support.
  • Participates in the orientation, training and coordination of hospice volunteers and per diem chaplains.
  • Possesses a clear understanding of the respective roles of each interdisciplinary team member while demonstrating sound interpersonal skills in enhancing the team approach to patient care.
  • Performs other duties assigned as required or requested.

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