Spiritual Care Bereavement Support Coordinator

  • Jefferson Healthcare
  • Port Townsend, WA
  • Jun 17, 2022

Job Description

Hospice Port Townsend, WA, USA Depending On Experience Full-Time Generous comprehensive benefits package Email Me Similar Jobs Email Me This Job Spiritual Care Bereavement Support Hospice Jefferson Healthcare Announcement #162-2022 Come join a nursing team that provides the 5-star care to patients and opportunities to learn & grow to staff. As a Spiritual Care Bereavement Support Hospice at Jefferson Healthcare you will be a critical part of the interdisciplinary team, acting as a liaison to our patients, their families, and the community. Who are you? You're compassionate You wants to make an impact every day and connect with patients and families You're looking for a place where you can grow professionally If this sounds like you we can't wait to meet you! What we offer Leadership, peers, and providers committed to providing the best, personalized care to a community we love. Generous pay Outstanding benefits. Our benefits package is in the top 1% in the state of Washington and includes Excellent medical coverage, dental, vision Paid time off (PTO) Retirement Professional development opportunities Position Summary Provides hospice spiritual and bereavement support that includes emotional, psychosocial, and bereavement counseling services provided before and after the death of the hospice patient to assist with issues related to grief, loss, and adjustment. Serves as a liaison between community clergy and Hospice. This is a full time position. Education & Experience Bachelor's Degree in a related area, such as divinity, social work, theology required; Master's preferred Two years experience working in a hospice program as a bereavement/grief counselor, chaplain, medical social worker, or nurse Experience leading/facilitating support groups. Bereavement support group facilitation experience preferred Certification in bereavement counseling preferred. Current valid Washington State automobile driver's license and proof of automobile insurance Essential Functions Assesses the spiritual needs of the patient and/or family through personal interview and consultation with other interdisciplinary team members. Works with Coordinator to develop an individual spiritual care plan which includes collaboration with local clergy whenever possible. Provides spiritual support as needed and preferred by the patient/family/significant other Offers patients/families the opportunities to discuss and share their thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and values to enhance their spiritual understanding of life and death regardless of philosophy or religious perspective. Evaluates progress toward meeting patient/family goals related to unresolved spiritual issues and patient/family response to care and adjusts care plan to meet patient/family needs/goals. Collaborates with MSW to assure a continuum of spiritual and psychosocial service is achieved. Works with Coordinator to support delivery of hospice bereavement counseling services for hospice patients, patient family members, care givers, and individuals in the community coping with grief and loss related to death. Provides short-term bereavement counseling to individuals referred from Jefferson Healthcare providers and community agencies within East Jefferson County. Provides information and makes referrals to appropriate agencies for individuals needing crisis and long-term counseling services as appropriate. Participates in the hospice interdisciplinary team/group (IDT/IDG) conferences to assure that spiritual, loss and grief needs are continually monitored and addressed, as needed. Participates in the bereavement assessment process, care planning and goal clarification and assists in the identification and support of individuals at risk of complicated or acute grief. Provides support to the hospice interdisciplinary team and the hospice volunteers regarding the grief process and bereavement related issues. Maintains community grief resource materials for use by hospice staff, hospice patients/ families and support group attendees. Documents spiritual and bereavement care provided to hospice patients/families including support response documentation in accord with department policy Why Home Health/Hospice Our job in Home Health is to help our patients recover and return to baseline. In Hospice, we are providing comfort and support. In both programs, we are working to keep our patients at home and out of the hospital. Home Health and Hospice is a unique environment where nurses can really shine. Our nurses are autonomous - assessing, critically thinking, and making decisions, often as the only clinician in the patients home at a given time. They are confident in themselves and their skills. Our nurses are able to see the big picture, asking broader questions and assessing, while also providing day to day care. They are strong communicators who recognize the challenges of being a remote team and how crucial communication is for the care of our patients. And of course, our nurses are compassionate & caring. About Us Jefferson Healthcare is a DNV accredited, fully integrated health care system, with numerous accreditations and awards. We are the primary healthcare provider for more than 25,000 residents of East Jefferson County on the Olympic Peninsula. We are a critical access, public hospital district providing services to residents of east Jefferson County. It is operated as a municipal corporation with five elected commissioners who oversee the district's operations. We recently received a 90% on our employee survey on "I would work here again." Our Home Port Townsend has been named as one of the coolest small towns in America ... with good reason. There are festivals almost every weekend, endless recreational/hiking/skiing/sailing activities, great places to eat, and a strong and vibrant community feel. National Geographic calls Port Townsend "one of the most sophisticated places west of Seattle" and we continue to receive awards year after year. Come check us out! If you are looking to work with an exceptional team of professionals, we encourage you to consider Jefferson Healthcare. Work where your talent is truly appreciated.

Employment Type (feed only)

Full-Time